How do I order
1. If you send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the information, images, colours you want used links to social media, website etc, it is important that any images you send are of high quality and at least 300dpi (low quality images will result in poor quality printing). I will then put you a proof together send it back to you and then we can go from there until you are happy with your Art work.
2. Once you have finalised your design & sent me invoice/delivery details (name, address, postcode & mobile number for delivery notifications) I will then reply with your invoice and payment details. Once invoice is paid your order will be processed and order confirmation & receipt will be sent to you.
How long does it take
Design work depends on how much work is required, but most design work you will have first proof usually within 1 day. once paid if you go for the free delivery option your are looking at around 5 full working days to your door for the most common items and amounts, obviously the more work/amounts required can increase the time to your door, I can provide information on this once I know what you require.
How to pay
Payment details will be sent out with your invoice, and is made by online transfer (you can use bacs if you have it) or you can pay via calling into your own bank with my payment details and they can transfer it for you. You can also call into a local branch of TSB and pay direct.
I don’t use Paypal or other payment services that cost money as I like to keep my costs down giving you better prices.
Art work specifications
A bleed of 2 mm needs to be added all sides of the original required size, resulting in 4 mm extra in width and 4 mm extra in height. Example A5 is 148 mm x 210 mm so finished size of your proof should be 152 mm x 214 mm. Some items require a different bleed size. please feel free to email me for specifications. The bleed is the part of your printing that is cut off after print this is what gives you edge to edge printing. All important text and imagery needs to be kept at least 8 mm from edge this includes the 2 mm bleed.
Colour Mode When you export your design into pdf or jpg it needs to be exported in CMYK colour palette, it is always better to create your design using the CMYK colour palette to begin with, if it is exported in rgb it will cause differences in colours when printed as printing is done in CMYK.
Quality The quality of your finished product will be reflected by the quality of the images used in your artwork.
Images need to be of a good quality at least 300dpi. I do have the ability to enhance some images, this will depend ultimately on the image submitted and the required size placement for image.
Logos sent also need to be in CMYK colour mode as the conversion from RGB to CMYK will cause variations of colour once converted. For best results logos should be sent as PDF. PNG Logos are fine for online use for printing these are not a good plan.
File types I accept PDF – JPG
PDF & Fonts Fonts need to be embedded or converted into curves depending on the font usage and size of font, the reason for this is simple. Say for example your art work is created with font A and it is not embedded into the pdf, it then goes to the printers who may not have font A so it will either be substituted for another font or not printed at all.
Embedding your fonts or converting them into curves where applicable takes away this risk.
Please if you are unsure of anything just ask.