Creating a Press Quality PDF
To ensure that the printed job is going to look as nice as possible, it is essential that your PDF is created correctly. If you have any difficulties embedding fonts, setting up only CMYK colours, adding 3mm bleed, etc. then it might be better to send us your finished document and we will create the Press Quality PDF for you. We make a small charge for this service of £20.
Pre-flight Checking of your Artwork
Pre-flight Checking of your Artwork is carried out in our studio to make sure you have supplied a Press Quality PDF. If there is a technical problem with any aspect of the PDF, for example: the size, low resolution images, insufficient bleed, the wrong color mode, the text in the quiet area, then someone from our studio will contact you to explain what you need to do to correct this problem and advise how to create a Press Quality PDF.
Design Improvements before creating a Press Quality PDF
If you have already spent time working on your document is say, Microsoft Publisher or Microsoft Word, but think that it looks a little amateurish, then, simply send it to us and we will help to improve the design very quickly and at a low cost. We can also check the technical aspects of your artwork, such as the resolution of the images, and create a Press Quality PDF at the same time.
Simple Design and then creation of a Press Quality PDF
We can create a Press Quality PDF for a simple single-sided A5 leaflet or A4 letterhead, using your words and images, for approximately £40. Please send an email with the wording and some rough layout instructions – if you have photos in high resolution, please send these too. If you do not have suitable photos, please contact us and we will email a list of photo-libraries’ websites, where you can browse through thousands of images and the buy them quite cheaply.
Major Design Projects
Our studio hourly rate is £60 per hour, which offers an excellent price/quality ratio, because our designers work very quickly. If you can brief us clearly and provide the copy and images, you will be delighted with our design quality and price. However, please be aware that we are a printing company with a very efficient in-house design studio – if you have no copy, no logo, and no images, and frankly no idea of what you need, you would probably be better served by contacting a creative agency. Obviously, once you have had it designed elsewhere, we would be delighted to print the job for you!
You can browse a few examples of our design work below: