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General Printing

General Printing

Print is an important media and is used for so much throughout our personal and professional lives.

 

Whether it is a single card for a loved one, the menus and invites to the most important day of your life, prints for your ever-so-successful exhibition or the flyers that will help expand your ever-growing business, we aim to assist you in producing the best of the best.

Our free, easy-to-use desktop & online designer puts all of this at your fingertips. Enabling you to make and order a vast variety of products from the comfort of your own home or office.

If time is short, make an appointment with one of our skilled, on-site designers to put together the artwork that’s floating around in that beautiful head of yours.

We require 5 -7 working days, as standard, on most prints. Please check with your consultant if you have any urgent or large volume jobs. In peak season, during the months of October to December, our turnaround times are set at 7 – 10 working days on standard prints.

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Product specific


Products available on:

  • 350 gsm Premium Coated Matt Paper;
  • 170 gsm Premium Coated Matt Paper;

 

  • 300 gsm Smooth Art Paper;
  • 160 gsm Smooth Art Paper;

 

  • 280 gsm Textured Art Paper;
  • 140 gsm Textured Art Paper;

 

  • 112 gsm Trace Paper;
  • 80 gsm Self-Adhesive Matt or Gloss

 

  • Custom papers are available on request only. Papers unfortunately first need to be tested before we can quote.

Please refer to the different business print product pages for pricing.

Q&A with Shalane Polley
- Head of Imposition and Quality Control

Extensive photographic, print and imposition experience makes Shalane the ideal person to handle any orders … with the bonus of a creative eye and in-depth Create & Print software knowledge.
In what format do I supply my Files?

You can either submit your design online through our free design software or submit them offline via email or in the store. Offline orders are to be supplied at the size required e.g. 297x420mm with a 3mm bleed all round – this is the safe area that will be cut off.

Always save your files as single page, high-quality PDF documents.

Any tips on how to design for print?
  • Safety first! Keep all your text and important graphical elements and images at least 5 – 10mm away from the cutting edges. It might look good on screen with the added bleed, but you run the risk of losing some important information in the cutting process.
  • Remember to export your images as high quality. When starting your design in any application, make sure the image is the correct size and is set at a minimum of 300dpi for print. Our printers can print up to 2400dpi and you wouldn’t want to lose any quality before we start printing.
  • Colour specific? Remember to work in a CMYK colour space if you are designing graphical elements and text based documents that need to be a very specific colour. People tend to save their work as RGB and forget that most digital printers work with CMYK.
  • Manage your expectations – print is also paper specific. Your computer, cell phone and tv monitors work with RGB colour (light) and images always appear bright – this does not always translate perfectly onto paper as there is no light involved to create the bright images we see on our digital displays. Although modern printers are equipped to reproduce all RGB photographic elements well, they still cannot reproduce it perfectly and slight changes in colour and tone are to be expected.
Do I receive any discount if I order over a certain amount of prints?

Yes, you do! The more you order, the bigger the discount! We work on a volume discount system that gives you bang for your buck when ordering in bulk.

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