A Guide to your Artwork
If you are a designer supplying artwork to us, we ask that you please follow these guidelines:
- All artwork must be sent in PDF format with all fonts outlined/vectored
- 3mm bleed of all edges when required
- Trim Marks for cutting position
- For all Hot Foil Printing, the area of artwork containing the foil element needs to be supplied in correct position and size in black and white as a vector PDF. Also, a visual of the correct artwork with the foiling shown is required for accurate positioning.
We can send you out samples on request, ranging from £5, depending on the type of sample you require. Our samples include work that we have previously printed for other customers, to give you an example of the finishes and quality of the work we produce.
Paper and Board Weights
People often ask what is the correct weight of board to use on wedding stationery? In our opinion it should be at least 250gram board to give it a ‘quality feel.’ In fact, more often than not, we use either 300gram or 350gram stock and above.
We can also duplex and triplex your stock up to and beyond 1050gram for that extra special, extra thick, invitation.
We use a lot of GF Smith board especially ‘Colourplan’, which is available in 50 colours with nearly 20 different embossing and 8 different weights – giving you nearly ½ million options from just one range! We also have access to over 400 types of papers and boards in every combination. Please be aware that these weights of board, many with special finishes, have to be specially purchased and start from £60 + VAT for 25 sheets. You will need to buy this stock and we can hold it for you for up to 6 months, at no extra cost, to cover other items needed for your event such as place names and order of service booklets.
Postage and Packing
We send our print via courier if weighing over 2kg, so it can be tracked. Whether this be for business cards, wedding stationery or even leaflets, your order is important to us and we would not want it do go missing. Prices start at approximately £10 +VAT for this service. Prices vary when shipping over seas.
Orders under 2kg we send via Royal Mail, prices start from £4.50 +VAT. This is not a tracked service. If you would prefer to have your order posted via courier instead, please let us know when placing your order.