All your print shop questions answered
Do you have a minimum job size?
We’re happy to work on jobs of all sizes. Whether it’s just a small print run or a massive integrated campaign with multiple elements, our print shop is ready to help.
With both offset printing and digital printing capabilities, we’ll make sure we provide you with the most cost-effective option for the size of your job.
What formats and materials can you print on?
We can print everything from business cards and flyers through to booklets and magazines as well as large formats including posters and banners. We can also supply merchandise and promotional items, as well as clothing that can be screen printed, or have digital transfers or embroidery.
Depending on your needs, we can advise you on whether digital printing or offset printing is going to be the best option, and help you choose all the finishes so you get the end result you want.
Find out more about what we print.
What project lead time do you need?
We pride ourselves on quick turnarounds and we work with you to make sure we deliver to your deadline (or in many cases, even earlier).
Exact project lead times will depend on what you need. Some jobs can be turned around in just a couple of days from proof approval while big projects can take a week or two to turnaround.
If you need graphic design services, that will add extra time. But just let us know and we’ll give you an idea of how quickly your project can be delivered.
Have an urgent project? Get in touch. We love a challenge.
I’m confused by print talk – can you help me work out what I need?
We get it. There’s a lot to decide. GSM, PMS, RGB, print-ready PDFs – printing is full of TLAs(three-letter acronyms), plus a few four-letter ones too, like CMYK.
The great news is, you don’t need to speak the lingo because we do. We’ll help you make the right decision to get the final look you want and can help you compare samples to ensure you get the perfect final finish. We’ll work with you to let you know the right file format we need, or you can use our in-house graphic designer.
What file format do you need?
It depends on what you’re printing, but generally speaking, print-ready PDF is a safe bet for most projects. We’re always on hand to make sure files are in the right format and our graphic design team is also on standby to help you out.
What’s the difference between offset printing and digital printing?
Offset printing uses print plates and has an additional cost involved. But offset printing becomes more cost-effective as your volume increases.
In contrast, digital printing sends a file directly from the computer to the digital press. It’s a great low-cost option for small print runs.
If you aren’t sure which option will suit you best, we’re always happy to talk through the options and help you decide.