Specialising in Small run magazines and publications we are always mindful of your tight delivery deadlines. So we continually invest in the best machinery to make sure our colour reproduction and processes cannot be bettered.
If you have an established magazine or publication you will appreciate that to supply print ready artwork is the first step towards making the printing process go as smoothly as possible. But do you know what we do once we have your artwork? There is no magical green button we press – sadly.
Once your artwork has arrived with us we check its integrity for font management and colours. As designs and colours are so varied for each publication we cannot highlight that the colour on the screen is the one you wanted on your artwork originally but we can highlight colour settings and compatibility with the predicted end results. So we always recommend the 3 basic rules for you to get your artwork to us right.
- Always create your artwork in CMKY colour mode
- Always save your artwork at a minimum of 300dpi (dots per inch)
- Always save with a 3mm bleed. Want to know more about bleed? Click here.
Ideally we work using an all Adobe workflow so high resolution PDF files are easy to transport on email normally and contain all the right information for us to print.
We then process the files you send us either through a digital or Litho RIP. This process separates out the pages, fonts, colours, images and layout for us to print digitally or create printing plates for Litho printing. Once processed you will receive a proof from us either electronically or hard copy depending on your requirements; Now proofs are a subject in their own right and look out for articles on this site for proof reading and checking but once your happy with your proof. Get acceptance to us straight away as we will have a designated press slot for you and the paper will be waiting to be printed on to meet your timelines.
Have you told us how you would like your magazine packed and delivered? We can pack boxes in a number of ways with either elastic banded in batched and boxed. Or maybe boxed in specific amounts to aid your distribution, tell how and we will make sure we get it right for you.
While we are printing and finishing your magazine we are mindful of your delivery deadlines so we make every effort to pre plan and prepare the delivery drivers and their routes or our fulfilment warehouse to know when and where the job has to be and how it is to be sent out.
Once dispatched from our factory we can track and trace you parcels at every step so if you would like any feedback drop your account manage a line.