Artwork

PDF Proofs:

Whenever you get work printed by us, whether it be your own artwork or something we have designed for you, you will ALWAYS get a PDF proof emailed to you to review and confirm before any printing is commenced. It is important to check the proof carefully ensuring the fonts, colours and layout are all correct. We can also provide a printed proof on request. For further information see our terms.

Bang On Design Service

Are you struggling to put your ideas into fruition? You know what you want but don’t quite know how to get it onto paper? Or has your artistic ability simply dried up? Whatever the reason for your creative block, you can rest assured that we won’t leave you stuck!

We have a very talented and varied team of designers, who together share many years of experience. We offer a range of services, from entire corporate branding projects and logo design to photomontage, typesetting and single advertisements.

Our prices are as follows based on the urgency of your work required:

Option 1: 3+ working days = £30.00 + vat per hour
Option 2: 2 to 3 working days = £40.00 + vat per hour
Option 3: 1 to 2 working days = £50.00 + vat per hour

 

If you already have your own design please take a little bit of time to review some of the recommendations below to ensure that your order doesn't experience any hitches during the printing process.

*This time can vary depending on the size and complexity of the job.

  

How to Prepare Your Print-ready Artwork

 

Some simple advise to ensure a speedy and hassle-free service

In addition to reading the information below we highly recommend downloading our free templates as they are a valuable visual aid to the terms mentioned here. They also act as a scaled, fully-funtional guide that you can use and refer to throughout the process of creating your print-ready artwork.
 

File Type

The maximum file size for your uploads is 100MB. The best format to send your artwork in is PDF. Almost all mainstream graphics and design packages allow you to save your work in this format. Failing this, you can send it to us as a JPEG. Downloadable freeware programs such as DeskPDF and AcroPDF allow you to print a PDF file from most other programs.
 

Colours

All of our printing facilities use CMYK values, not RGB. As such you will need to ensure that all work you send us is made up of CMYK values, otherwise there will be a variation in the actual print colours.
 

Resolution

For a professional print quality we require all work to be set at a minimum of 300dpi resolution.
 

Main Visual Area

Any text or important details on your artwork should be at least 5mm from the cutting edge and converted to curves or paths and all layers must be flattened before finalizing your print-ready PDF. This is an inner border or main visual area.
 

Bleed

There must be a minimum of 3mm bleed on all artwork and pages. Bleed is additional background graphic or imagery, which increases the final size of your document by 3mm at each edge (e.g. an A4 page is 210 x 297mm, with the bleed it will become 216 x 303mm). This bleed or extra background is then trimmed off at the final stages to create a perfect, edge-to-edge print. Without the bleed your final product could be compromised, as the guillotines and automatic cutting machines have a tolerance of approx 1mm. This could result in 1mm loss of your print or 1mm gain of white around the edges.