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Faq’s

 Will the colour on my screen match the final print?

We can not guarantee what you see on your monitor will match what is printed onto paper, monitors work in RGB (red, green, blue) light, printers work in CMYK ( Cyan, Magenta, Yellow & Black) Every monitor is different. If colour is of a great concern consider a printed proof prior to print.

What is the difference between the RGB and CMYK color space and why does it matter?

RGB refers to the primary colors of light, Red, Green and Blue, that are used in monitors, television screens, digital cameras and scanners. CMYK refers to the primary colors of pigment: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black. These are the inks used on the press in “4-color process printing”, commonly referred to as “full color printing”. The combination of RGB light creates white, while the combination of CMYK inks creates black. Therefore, it is physically impossible for the printing press to exactly reproduce colors as we see them on our monitors.

What are bleeds?

Bleed is a printing term that refers to printing that goes beyond the edge of the sheet before trimming. In other words, the bleed is the area to be trimmed off. The bleed is the part on the side of a document that gives the printer a small amount of space to account for movement of the paper, and design inconsistencies. Artwork and background colors can extend into the bleed area and after trimming, the bleed ensures that no unprinted edges occur in the final trimmed document.

What are type free’s or internal bleeds?

Internal bleed is a printing term that refers to a safe area on the sheet to avoid any text or important information being cut off in the trimming process.

 What file formats do you accept?

We accept press ready PDF files, if your file is supplied in any other format we can convert the file to a PDF but this will come at a cost.

What is the average turnaround time?

Anywhere from 48 hours to 7 days depending on the job, please email us for a ETA.

What bleeds and type free’s should i apply to my art-work?

2mm Bleeds and 3mm type free’s is the standard across most jobs, however booklets and magazine require 5mm bleeds and 5mm type free’s.

Letterpress Art-work Specifications?

When you design a print job for Letterpress remember that the image you’re creating will be made into a relief plate which will be rolled with a coating of ink and then mechanically pressed into the paper.

The image you’re looking at on your computer screen will spread or get fatter during that process. A really good tip here is to ensure you’re viewing the image at finished size.

That’s why we ask that minimum type size be no less than 8 point which will ensure the type is legible once printed.

Also, Script typefaces will need no less than a 0.1 outline/stroke to ensure the image is maintained on the plate.
Reverse type or type that has been ‘knocked out’ of a solid should be no smaller than 10 point to avoid ‘plugging in’ during the printing process.
All images must be saved as spot colours; if you have a 2 colour image on the screen it must show as spot colours and not separate out into CMYK.
Once you’ve designed your job we’ll check the PDF prior to printing just to make sure everything is achievable and advise you accordingly.

What stocks are avaliable for Letterpress?

Gmund-cotton Finest pure cotton paper and cards from Gmund mill 1829, Germany. The matt white is soft and delivers          outstanding printing results. Available in 300gsm & 600gsm Max White, White, Gentlemen Blue & New Grey as well as matching envelopes in different styles and sizes.

We also have available Box Board 350gsm, 600gsm & Buffalo Board 380gsm

 

Can I get a sample pack of the stocks available?

Yes just shoot us an email.

For more information Contact Us on: 1300 299 615