All the ones you were afraid to ask ;-)
What is meant by bleed?
Bleed is the area at the edge of the design which allows for a small margin of error when the finished print is cut by the guillotine.
It is essential to allow a certain amount of bleed when setting out your artwork in order to avoid seeing white marks at the edge of the finished print.
Check out our Technical Information page for a useful guide to setting out your artwork and some handy diagrams on bleed and cut marks
How do I send my artwork?
Couldn’t be easier, just attach your files to an email and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure to clearly identify your artwork and the order it corresponds to by including your full name, telephone number and your order number.
If we are in any doubt, we will give you a call before we print.
If you are sending print ready artwork, please read our technical information page before sending your files to us.
What is a Zip file and how do I create one?
A Zip file is a compressed version of a folder containing your artwork files. Zipping your file allows the entire folder to be sent quickly and easily as an email attachment.
To organise your artwork for sending to us just right click on your desktop to create a new folder. Ideally, you should give this folder a name which easily identifies it to us when we receive it, e.g with your full name or your order number.
Put any relevant artwork and/or notes inside this folder and right click to save as a Zip folder.
You can then attach it to your email and send it to us for printing.
What if I don’t have artwork?
No problem, our graphic designers can create a fabulous design for you at a small additional cost.
Just let us know when your ordering, give us any relevant text to include in the design and any rough ideas of the type of design your looking for and we’ll take it from there.
If you haven’t got a clue just tell us that too and we will come up with an idea for you!
Paper sizes? I know what an A4 is but how do I know what an A5 is?
As a quick guide, a standard sheet of printer paper is A4, A5 is equivalent to half the size of an A4 sheet, A6 is half of A5 and so on.
Visit our Technical Information page for more info and some handy guides to paper sizes.
Can I place special orders for printing I don’t see in your online print shop?
Of course! What you see in our online print shop is based on our most popular sellers and are just a tiny fraction of the products and services we provide. We are very flexible and are happy to take orders for
any size, quantity or specification you might have. We will try our best to fulfil any off standard requests.
Just contact us to request a quote.