A list of things you could consider before contacting us…
Do you have artwork or would you like us to create for you?
Supplying your artwork we work with most formats but we would prefer that you supply a high resolution pdf. If any of your images or colour runs to the edge of the sheet please make sure you add 3mm bleed.
In-house design we are able to create the artwork you need.
- Is the printing one or both sides of the sheet?
- How many pages/sides are colour or black and white?
80 – 100gsm: the weight range of standard office paper
110 – 120gsm: commonly used for stationery paper
130 – 170gsm: usually used for posters, leaflets, flyers
170 – 200gsm: midway between paper and card
250 – 300gsm: this is regarded as card (board)
350 – 400gsm: usually used for business cards and covers
Coated or Uncoated?
A coated or uncoated finish contributes to the paper’s feel, texture and durability.
Coated paper is most often used for: product catalogs or magazines, brochures, postcards.
Uncoated paper is most often used for: stationery and envelopes, flyers, newsletters.
We can supply prices for a variety of quantities but it does help if we have an approximate number to work too
Lamination a common finish and adds a professional and high-quality look and feel. Lamination adds a protective coating layer to the printed surface and also improves sturdiness and water resistance. Lamination can be either glossy or matte.
Encapsulation similar to lamination however this encases the print totally within a resilient plastic film. The result is an all weather waterproof, wipe clean and very hard wearing print.
Spot UV a coating that’s applied on top of your print to highlight certain parts. The spot UV finish adds a subtle, shiny smooth surface to any element you want to stand out. You will often see it on book covers and business cards.
Foiling metallic, coloured and even holographic material is applied to elements of the artwork. It instantly makes items feel more prestigious or exclusive!
Embossing/Debossing certain parts of the surface are either raised (embossed) or imprinted (debossed). This brings texture to a page, giving a 3D result.
Die cutting a bespoke shape is cut away from the material using a cutting template called a die or forme
Other common finishing we undertake…
Folding, Collating, Stapling, Drilling, Guillotining, Creasing, Comb binding, Wire binding, Perfect binding, Perforating, Eyeletting and Numbering