Design Info

If you need help designing your flyers, leaflets, brochures, stationery or business cards - no matter how simple or intricate, we have our own in house design team who are on hand to create you a professional and effective eye catching design that will bring your ideas to life with the creativity to really making your business or event stand out from the crowd.

Your design is not completed until you are happy with the results, no matter how many times you ask for amendments.

We charge a one-off fee for designing your artwork, just £25 per print item, on orders under £100. Orders over £100 qualify for free design service.

If you require our design services simply add this option when ordering your items and a member of our team will get in touch with you to sort out the fine details.

Normally we can have a finished design for your approval within 2-3 working days, sometimes even the same day!

A Few Examples of our Design Work for Clients

SIZES mm
A8 52mm x 74mm
A7 74mm x 105mm
A6 105mm x 148mm
1/3A4 99mm x 210mm
A5 148mm x 210mm
A4 210mm x 297mm
A3 297mm x 420mm
A2 420mm x 594mm
A1 594mm x 841mm
A0 841mm x 1189mm
20″ x 30″ 508mm x 762mm
30″ x 40″ 762mm x 1016mm
40″ x 60″ 1016mm x 1524mm

Here are the most important requirements for the creation of artwork.

1. Apply artwork
Resolution of graphics and images

* Photos, images and graphics 300dpi
* Greyscale and colour images 300dpi
* Line art 1200dpi
* Posters 200dpi

Colours/Colour mode

* CMYK colour mode
* Greyscale
* Special colours (HKS) ensure that the colour names are entered correctly
* If you have not selected an artwork check, documents in RGB mode will be automatically converted to CMYK mode. We do not accept any liability for any resulting colour deviations.
* Please do not use mixed colours (4c) for black texts, but use 100% black regarding the K-channel for black fonts.
* We do not need pre-separated files!

Size

* Always apply data in the original size (open original end format incl. trim)!
* Orders without artwork check with too big or too small artwork will be scaled automatically to the ordered size (without bleed).

Cropping

* Ensure that there is a surrounding border of 2 mm.
* Position contents (text/images) min. 3 mm from the edge of the end format.
* Position background graphics and images which are supposed to reach the edge of the page within the cropping area.
* Keep shingling in mind when placing images and texts in brochures!

Text

* Convert lettering into paths / curves or embed completely.
* Make sure you set the correct font size for your product (at least 6 pt!)
* Make sure there is sufficient contrast between the background and font colour!

Lines

* Do not use hairlines (at least 0.75 pt)!
* Lines which are too thin will automatically be increased to a printable size, which will make lines set at 0 pt visible.
* Do not use frames as layout limits, as these can be partially truncated by machine tolerances.

Multiple-side documents

* Create bound products (brochures etc.) as individual sides
Exception: Create documents with multiple sides which are separated by folding (leaflets, covers for brochures) in a file next to each other, i.e. pre-assembled.
* Save consecutive individual sides in a PDF document (no double sides) or compressed in a ZIP or RAR file.
* Give individual files clear names (e.g. Sample brochure s1, Sample brochure s2…)
* The assignment of page numbers is based on the file identification. A sorting based on the page numbers in the file will not be done.

2. Save artwork
File formats

* Use closed formats: PDF, JPG, TIFF, EPS, PS (PostScript).
* PDF/ X-standard (PDF/ X3-standard or PDF/ X1a-standard).
* As a basic principle, keep compatibility 1.3. (i.e. use of PDF-Version 1.3; Acrobat 4.0 compatible) in mind.
* Reduce TIFF files to one layer!
* In the case of PDFs which are created in CorelDRAW, there may be an inaccurate representation of colours. Please therefore only use CorelDRAW to create JPEG files.

Multiple-side documents

* Ensure that the files are described clearly (e.g. order number s1, order number s2,…..)!
* Where possible, combine products with multiple sides into one PDF document.
* You can also transfer your files in compressed format as a ZIP or RAR file.

 

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