SUPPORT

Below are some things to consider when setting up artwork for print.

Colour Profile

Please make sure all images are CMYK not RGB to avoid unexpected colour prints, as our workflow will convert your colour profile to CMYK.

Bleed

Remember all jobs with a solid colour or image that should go to the edge of the page need 3mm of extra image past the actual edges of the document, on all sides.

The 3mm bleed will ensure there are no white areas left at the sides of your design.

File Formats

PDF is our preferred file format, saved to PDF/x-1a, with crop marks and bleed included.

We also accept artwork in the following formats:

  • Adobe InDesign
  • Illustrator
  • Microsoft Word

Supplying Artwork

We have several ways for you to supply us with your artwork - you can:

  • WeTransfer
  • Send us a disk
  • Email us
  • send a USB stick
  • use our FTP site (or yours and provide a link) or use XMF Remote.

FREE Print Preparation Guide!
All you need to know about artwork and print preparation

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Find our Cutting Formes below

CUTTING FORMES

Below are downloadable eps files of our standard cutting formes to aid you in the design of your company folder - just choose your forme and click on the image to download. We can also create or use custom formes of any shape or size, for which an extra cost will be charged. If you design your own, remember to set the forme up as a spot colour to ensure it isn't printed on your artwork.

Forme 1

Finished size is 215mmx305mm, with no gussett. Includes a glued pocket for loose leaves.

Forme 2

Finished size is 215mmx305 items and 85x55mm business card slots.

Forme 3

Finished size is 215mmx305mm with a 3mm capacity. Includes a glued pocket for loose items.

Forme 4

Finished size is 215mmx305mm with a 6mm capacity. Includes a glued pocket for loose items

Forme 5

Finished size is 215mmx305mm with a 3mm capacity. Includes a glued pocket for loose items.

Forme 6

Finished size is 215mmx305mm. Includes a glued pocket for loose items.

Forme 7

Finished size is 215mmx305mm. Includes a glued pocket for loose items.

Forme 8

Finished size is 215mmx305mm with a 3mm capacity. Includes a glued pocket for loose items.

Forme 9

Finished size is 215mmx305mm. Includes a glued pocket for loose items.

Forme 10

Finished size is 215mmx305mm with a 3mm capacity. Includes a glued pocket for loose items.

Forme 11

Finished size is 215mmx305mm. Includes 2 glued pockets for loose items.

Forme 12

Finished size is 215mmx305mm with a 6mm capacity. Includes 2 glued pockets for loose items.

Forme 13

Finished size is 215mmx305mm with a 3mm capacity. Includes 2 glued pockets with no capacity for loose items.

Forme 14

Finished size is 215mmx305mm with a 6mm capacity. Includes 2 glued pockets for loose items.

Forme 15

Finished size is 215mmx305mm with a 3mm capacity. Includes 2 glued pockets for loose items.

Forme 16

Finished size is 215mmx305mm with a 6mm capacity. Includes 2 glued pockets for loose items.

Forme 17

Finished size is 215mmx305mm. Includes an interlocking pocket for loose items.

Forme 18

Finished size is 215mmx305mm with a 3mm capacity. Includes an interlocking pocket for loose items.

Forme 19

Finished size is 215mmx305mm. Includes a folding pocket for loose items.

Forme 20

Finished size is 215mmx305mm with 3mm capacity. Includes a folding pocket for loose items.

Forme 21

Finished size is 215mmx305mm. Includes a folding pocket for loose items.

Forme 22

Finished size is 215mmx305mm with 3mm capacity. Includes a folding pocket for loose items.

Forme 23

Finished size is 215mmx305mm with 6mm capacity. Includes a glued pocket for loose items.

Forme 24

Finished size is 215mmx305mm with 3mm capacity. Includes 2 glued pocket for loose items.

Plant List

Why not give us a call on 01772 4325050 to arrange a visit

Studio

  • A suite of Apple iMacs running the latest Adobe Creative Suite
  • Fuji XMF work flow (guaranteed file integrity)
  • Fuji XMF Remote (Online Customer Proofing through Secure Web Portal)
  • Automated Secure Offsite Back Up
  • Fuji Film CTP Platesetter
  • Xerox C60 Printer with Fiery Rip for Accurate Colour Calibration
  • Epson Stylus Pro 7800 colour calibrated Matchprint Proofer

Digital Solutions

  • Kodak NexPress, 5 Colour Digital Press with optional High Gloss (Laminate Finish)
  • Xerox Nuvera 144EA High Volume Mono Press
  • Xerox Digipath High Volume Rapid Document Scanner
  • Wide Format Mutoh VJ 1324

Lithographic Presses

  • B2+ Heidelberg Speedmaster 75XL 5 Colour with Coating Unit
  • B2+ Heidelberg Speedmaster 75XL 4 Colour with Axis Colour Control
  • All Presses networked with colour accurate CIP 3 Files sent directly from Studio
  • Pallet Turner

Mailing Solutions

  • Royal Mail Accredited
  • Address Management, Mailpiece design, Mail Sortation
  • Variable Data Management
  • Neopost Envelope Printer and Inserting Machine DS200
  • Royal Mail MailmarkĀ®

Finishing

  • 3 Heidelberg Stahl Folding Machines
  • Heidelberg ST100 Stitchmaster Saddlestitching Line
  • 2 Polar 115 Fully Programmatic Guillotines
  • Horizon 12 station, Suction Fed Collating Machine with on Line Folding, Stitching and Trimming
  • Horizon 8 station, Suction Fed Collating Machine with on Line Folding, Stitching and Trimming
  • Tauler B2 Thermal Laminating Machine
  • Hohner Stitching Machine
  • Multi Head Drilling Machine
  • Single Head Drilling Machine
  • Numbering Machine
  • Creasing Machine
  • Perforating Machine
  • Automatic Parcel Banding Machine
  • Pallet Wrapping Machine
  • Large Format Encapsulating Machine

You can also download our plant list here