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Explore our comprehensive Help & Guidelines section, your go-to resource for expert advice on artwork setup, printing specifications, and answers to frequently asked questions, ensuring a smooth and successful journey from design to delivery.

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Artwork Setup

Ensure your designs are print ready with our Artwork Setup Help Guide. Discover guidelines and tips to optimise your artwork for high quality prints that showcase your creativity.

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Bleed & Safe Margin

Learn about the importance of bleed and safe margins in printing. Our guide explains how to set up your designs to prevent cutting issues, ensuring your prints look professional and polished.

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Colour Differences

Navigate the world of colours in printing. Understand the difference between RGB, CMYK, and Pantone. Get insights into converting your designs seamlessly.

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FAQ's

Find answers to common queries in our FAQs section. From order processing to product specs, get the information you need swiftly. Can't find what you're looking for? Reach out and ontact us today.

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Artwork Setup

Discover the key to flawless prints by exploring our Artwork Setup guidelines. Follow the information provided as a general guideline to ensure your artwork is optimally prepared, guaranteeing the best possible print results.

Small Format Setup

Business Cards, Flyers, Leaflets, Stickers

Format:
Colour:
Bleed:
Safe:
Resolution:
Fonts:

JPEG or PDF
Four Colour Process (CMYK)
3mm
3mm
300dpi
Outlined or Embedded

Large Format Setup

Signage & Self Adhesive Vinyl

Format:
Colour:
Bleed:
Safe:
Resolution:
Fonts:

JPEG or PDF
Four Colour Process (CMYK)
3mm
3mm
300dpi
Outlined or Embedded

Banners & Fabric Setup

Outdoor Banners, Flags, Polyester

Format:
Colour:
Bleed:
Safe:
Resolution:
Fonts:

JPEG or PDF
Four Colour Process (CMYK)
3mm
3mm
300dpi
Outlined or Embedded

Artwork Guide PDF

Download our Artwork Guide PDF for extra tips on setting up your artwork for flawless print results. Need further assistance? Feel free to contact us; we're here to help you every step of the way!

What is bleed?

Bleed refers to the extension of images or color beyond the edge of the final printed page. This extra margin ensures that there is no unwanted white border when the printed material is trimmed to its final size.

When designing artwork for print, incorporating bleed is crucial because it compensates for the slight variations that may occur during the printing and cutting process. Without bleed, any small misalignment or shifting during production could result in a thin, white border appearing at the edges of the printed material, negatively impacting the overall visual quality.

Including bleed in your artwork provides a safety margin, guaranteeing that the design extends seamlessly to the edge after trimming, resulting in a polished and professional final product.

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Correct Bleed

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What is the safe area margin?

The safe margin refers to the recommended distance between important content such as text and images and the edges of the page within the trimmed area.

This margin serves as a precautionary measure to ensure that crucial elements are not accidentally cut off during the printing and trimming process. While the specific safe margin can vary based on the printer's specifications and the type of project, a common guideline is to keep essential content at least 3mm to 6mm away from the trim line.

This buffer zone helps account for potential shifts during printing or cutting, guaranteeing that important details remain intact and visible in the final printed piece. Adhering to safe margin guidelines contributes to the overall professionalism and readability of the printed material.

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Correct margin

Incorrect margin

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Colour, and its differences

Learn about RGB, CMYK, and Pantone models to enhance your designs. Discover how colours may change when converted and ensure your vision shines in both digital and print.

RGB

RGB (Red, Green, Blue) is a colour model primarily used for electronic displays such as computer screens and TVs. In RGB, colours are created by combining varying intensities of red, green, and blue light. This additive colour model is well-suited for digital design and viewing on screens.

Conversion Challenges
When transitioning from RGB to the CMYK colour model, challenges may arise. RGB encompasses a wider gamut than CMYK, meaning it includes colours that cannot be replicated in the more limited CMYK spectrum.

CMYK

CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black) is the standard colour model for print production. In the CMYK subtractive colour model, colours are achieved by overlapping and subtracting percentages of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black inks. It is essential for designing print materials where colours are applied using ink.

Converting RGB to CMYK
During the conversion process, some RGB colours may appear darker, duller, or less vibrant when reproduced in CMYK. This discrepancy is particularly noticeable when vibrant, highly saturated RGB colours encounter the constraints of the CMYK printing process.

PANTONE (PMS)

Pantone colours are often utilised for precise colour matching, offering a standardised system for identifying and accurately reproducing colours. When transitioning from digital (RGB) to print (CMYK), Pantone colours will be converted to their closest CMYK equivalents during the printing process.

This ensures that the chosen Pantone shades are accurately reproduced in the final printed material, as not all Pantone colours can be perfectly replicated in CMYK. Understanding these colour models is crucial for achieving consistent and high-quality results across different design mediums.

Important Colour Information for Your Artwork

If your artwork incorporates RGB or Pantone elements, please note that they will be converted to the appropriate print colour space before printing, and it's important to understand that colours may appear less vibrant than anticipated. For more information or assistance, feel free to contact us.

Colour Variations Across Media

Printing on diverse materials like paper, substrates, fabric, and PVC vinyl can yield varying colour results due to the inherent characteristics of each medium. Additionally, our use of different printing presses introduces subtle colour variations across these diverse materials. It's important to note that, due to these factors, we cannot guarantee exact colour matching between different print runs or across various media types. Results may vary each time we print your order. We strive for consistency, but the nature of printing processes and materials means that slight differences in colour may occur. If you have specific colour requirements or concerns, please reach out to us for further guidance and assistance.

FAQ's

We've compiled a set of frequently asked questions to assist you in navigating our printing process. Whether it's leaflets, business cards, posters, or roller banners, we've got you covered! If you can't find the answer you're seeking, feel free to reach out to us.

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Find the item you need from our ‘Products’ menus. Use the drop downs to choose the specifications you would like and click ‘add to basket’. Once you have everything in the basket that you need, click on the basket icon in the top, right corner of the screen. Proceed to checkout and choose a delivery address. You’re now ready to upload your artwork. You can upload your artwork using the green button at the top of our site.

You can send your artwork once you have placed your order using the green 'Artwork Upload' button at the top of our site. Please have your order number ready as you are required to provide this upon upload.

Ordering through our website is really simple; once you’ve paid for your order you can upload and approve your artwork directly online. Just follow the steps below to get started:

Ordering through our website is really simple; once you’ve paid for your order you can upload and approve your artwork directly online. Just follow the steps below to get started:

Ordering through our website is really simple; once you’ve paid for your order you can upload and approve your artwork directly online. Just follow the steps below to get started:

Ordering through our website is really simple; once you’ve paid for your order you can upload and approve your artwork directly online. Just follow the steps below to get started:

Ordering through our website is really simple; once you’ve paid for your order you can upload and approve your artwork directly online. Just follow the steps below to get started:

Ordering through our website is really simple; once you’ve paid for your order you can upload and approve your artwork directly online. Just follow the steps below to get started:

Ordering through our website is really simple; once you’ve paid for your order you can upload and approve your artwork directly online. Just follow the steps below to get started:

Ordering through our website is really simple; once you’ve paid for your order you can upload and approve your artwork directly online. Just follow the steps below to get started:

Ordering through our website is really simple; once you’ve paid for your order you can upload and approve your artwork directly online. Just follow the steps below to get started:

Ordering through our website is really simple; once you’ve paid for your order you can upload and approve your artwork directly online. Just follow the steps below to get started:

Ordering through our website is really simple; once you’ve paid for your order you can upload and approve your artwork directly online. Just follow the steps below to get started:

Ordering through our website is really simple; once you’ve paid for your order you can upload and approve your artwork directly online. Just follow the steps below to get started:

Ordering through our website is really simple; once you’ve paid for your order you can upload and approve your artwork directly online. Just follow the steps below to get started:

Ordering through our website is really simple; once you’ve paid for your order you can upload and approve your artwork directly online. Just follow the steps below to get started:

Ordering through our website is really simple; once you’ve paid for your order you can upload and approve your artwork directly online. Just follow the steps below to get started:

Ordering through our website is really simple; once you’ve paid for your order you can upload and approve your artwork directly online. Just follow the steps below to get started:

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