The Printing Process Explained

Our printing process explained

Although no two jobs are ever the same, the process is pretty consistent.
If you understand the process and time implications of your order, it will help you organise schedules
and set deadlines so that you’re fully prepared when that big business expo is looming!

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How it works…
1.    Initial project consultation and quote supplied accordingly
2.    Artwork supply – Please refer to ‘Acceptable file formats’ outlined below
3.    Artwork is checked and a final proof supplied to you for your authorisation to print
4.    Print plates and any required die templates are made
5.    Artwork is printed and any specialist finishes applied
6.    Adequate drying time is required before we trim, stitch and collate the artwork
7.    Your artwork is delivered directly to your door!!!


Artwork supply – acceptable file formats

Print-ready PDF
We accept print ready PDF artwork as long as it meets with the following specifications:
• Images are CMYK and high resolution (300dpi)
• All fonts are embedded
• The 3mm bleed allowance and print marks have been included
If you need further guidance on how to create PDFs from your application, please refer to your application
user guide.

Adobe InDesign
Either convert all fonts to outline and embed images, or supply all fonts and images with the InDesign file,
using ‘Package’ from the ‘File’ menu.

Adobe Illustrator
Convert fonts to outlines and embed images or supply them separately.

Adobe Photoshop
Flatten all layers, convert to CMYK at 300dpi and save as an uncompressed JPEG, TIFF or EPS file.

Supply all fonts and images with the QuarkXpress file using ‘Collect for Output’ from the ‘File’ menu.

Macromedia Freehand
Convert fonts to paths and embed images or supply them separately.

Corel Draw
Convert fonts to curves, and export as an Illustrator .ai file or high-resolution PDF.

Microsoft Word*
Microsoft Publisher*
Microsoft Excel*
*NB: Pantone®/Spot Colours are not supported by these applications.

If you wish to submit artwork that has been created using a program not listed above, then please call
us first to make sure we can accommodate you.

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