Digital Tabloid Artwork Guidelines

Use this guide to set up a digital tabloid for printing. Read our digital printing guide for essential information before designing your newspaper, and the glossary for an explanation of any unfamiliar words.

Download a template to get started.

Page size

  • Set up your document to the size of one page - width 289mm x height 380mm.


  • 15mm margin at the top, bottom and outside edge of each page. It is possible to print a double-page spread on a digital tabloid.



Read our digital printing guide for essential information on colours in digital printing.

  • CMYK or greyscale.
  • No spot colours.
  • Black and white photos and artwork can be set to print CMYK or greyscale.
  • All blacks are printed CMYK so blacks can be set to print either 100%K or rich black.
  • Colour profiles - You can use any generic CMYK colour profile. We will manage colour before printing, to reduce ink coverage to an acceptable level for newsprint.

Text and images

Image resolution

  • We recommend you set your image resolution between 150dpi and 300dpi - for more information see our guide to image resolution.

Minimum font size

  • The smallest font size we recommend is 8pt, although some fonts may print well at smaller sizes.

Export guide

  • Export your PDF as single pages, in reading order, with no crop marks or bleed added.
  • See our export guide for full instructions.

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