13 August 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Use Our Free Printing Templates For The Perfect Prints

The biggest hold up for delivery, and the biggest problem our customers have is getting the artwork right. Apart from having a high enough resolution (300dpi) your artwork needs to be the correct size and more importantly, have the correct bleed area and safe area. Making sure you get this part of the order right […]

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19 July 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Flyers – An Effective Business Tool

A good flyer can really do wonders deliver on the promotion of an organisation, and they are available to come in many forms in order to fit any types of campaigns. A recent poll outlined that the majority of British businesses have used leaflets, in one way or another, to increase sales in their company, and the return on such a small investment is generally relatively high.

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14 July 2010 ~ 0 Comments

How To Make Your Leaflet Design More Effective

Leaflets are seen as one of the most effective and dependable marketing techniques out there and can provide an amazing ROI, but the success of it can often come down to how the leaflet is designed. The difference between someone binning your flyer or spending a minute reading it will make a massive difference on […]

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14 July 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Business Card Printing, Get It Right First Time

The one thing you must never do when promoting yourself or your business, and that is to use substandard or low quality business cards. People can see in an instant that they are on thin card, wishy washy colours and look like you have just knocked them off using your Lexmark all-in-one. Make sure you spend some time on the design, then get your business cards printed on top quality 400gsm art board for that proffesional, quality look and feel. It is the best way to help your business develop and grow.

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12 July 2010 ~ 0 Comments

A Guide To Creating The Correct Artwork For Your Printing Order

When ordering any kind of printing job, from leaflets to business cards the one think you must be careful about is the artwork. There are all kinds of things to take note of, from the bleed area to the resolution and file type needed. Supplying artwork ready for commercial lithographic printing is not quite the same as printing a file off on a desktop printer or copier. This guide offers advice on how to send the best possible files that are ready for print.

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08 July 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Choosing The Right Paper GSM For Your Printing

One question you need to answer before ordering any flyers or leaflets is, what thickness of paper do i need? Printers get all technical and use funny terms such as GSM. It is a common method to specify the ‘thickness’ (and as a result, quality) of a sheet of paper by measuring it’s weight in terms grams per square metre (GM or GSM)

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15 March 2010 ~ 0 Comments

To Print You Need To Know About The Bleed

You may have heard the expression ‘Bleed’ whilst looking for a professional printing company. The bleed is an essential part of creating artwork ready for print. Professional designers make sure that the background elements on every design have been extended (or ‘bleed’) making sure the background elements and images go beyond the document size by around 4-6mm. This is needed to prevent unwanted white borders around the edges of your printed leaflets, flyers or business cards.

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28 September 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Can I supply my artwork as a Microsoft Word document?

No. Microsoft Word is capable of creating some complex layouts for brochures, newsletters, flyers and similar that will print great to your desktop printer, but it is not a professional design program. If you don’t require high volume printing, Word may work fine for all your needs. On the other hand, Microsoft Word is not designed for creating digital files for commercial printing.

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24 September 2009 ~ 0 Comments

What is the difference between RGB & CMYK?

When supplying files for full colour printing, it is important that you supply your artwork in the correct mode or colour space. Many software programs give you the choice to work in either RGB mode or CMYK mode, CMYK mode is the correct colour space for full colour printing.

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