Digital Printing Press
    • TECHNICAL DATA

      COLOUR REFERENCE

      • 1x0 black printing only on one side
      • 1x1 black printing only on both sides
      • 4x0 full colour printing on one side
      • 4x4 full colour printing on both sides
      • 4x1 full colour one side and black on other side
      • Any other colour rather than black, is considered as full colour when 
        using our digital press.

      ARTWORK FORMAT 

      • All documents should include crop-marks and bleeding.
      • Final artwork should be supplied in pdf format, including crops and bleeds.
      • When printing both sides, all pages must be in one pdf.
      • It is recommended that a low res jpg is supplied with the original file as 
        a visual for reference only.
      • When re-printing a job it is recommended that the same format is used in 
        order to match previous colours. (previous invoice no is required)

      BLEEDING

      • Business cards should include 2mm.
      • Artworks between A5 and A4 should include 3mm.
      • Artworks A3 should include 5mm.
      • Hard bound covers should include 20mm all round.

      CROP MARKS

      • All crop marks should be touching outside bleed area.

      LENS EFFECTS

      • Lens effects should only be used on CMYK and not on pantone colours.

      GRADATIONS

      • For a smooth finish, it is recommended that gradients are only produced 
        in Photoshop.

      TEXT 

      • All text should be converted to curves / vectors before exporting to pdf.

      PERFORATION

      • Perforation should only be marked with a thin line (0.5pt) in the bleed area 
        (not along the artwork).

      CREASING

      • Creasing should only be marked with a thin line (1pt) in the bleed area.
      • If possible avoid solid colours in the spine.

      NUMBERING

      •  A visual with numbering in position is recommended with the original artwork.

      PERSONALISATION

      • A csv file is requested as a data base for any personalisation required.
      • Data in csv files must be categorised in individual rows and should not have 
        empty cells.

      SPIRAL BINDING

      • Leave 8mm clearance on the spiral side.

      RIVET BINDING

      • Leave 25mm clearance on the punched side.

      LAMINATION

      • If possible avoid solid dark colours especially black when laminating 
        matt and creased.