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We are always happy to create your artwork for
you. This is typically charged at £20net per page (Please read our artwork
terms here). In order to create your artwork we need to know preferred
lay out, colours and content. However you can create your own to save money. We
recommend using Canva to design your own artwork it
comes with its own design templates also free to download. We also recommend open office for
simpler design work and book/booklet writing. If you would prefer a better
software we highly recommend InDesign by
Adobe this is however not a free program. Although it does have a free 30 day
trial available and comfortable monthly payment schemes.
Typical design charge is £20net per/page (includes up to 2
amends prior to approval only), amendments to artwork already created by us
is £10net per/page. The more information and imagery you supply the
smaller the design charge e.g. A word document containing all the text you
require with a scanned sketch of layout will help reduce cost. We cannot be
held responsible for any artwork copyright infringements on artwork supplied by
customers. The customer must have permission to use all images, text and logos
that are supplied to us. When approving the artwork, prior to printing, the
customer acknowledges that copyright responsibility is held with themselves,
and not GP Print.
Please note that the design charges are based on being given
a brief to adhere to. Should you not supply a brief further costs may be
Your artwork will be emailed over to you for your approval.
Should you ask for amendments to the artwork without requesting a design change
we will consider that the majority of the design is deemed acceptable so any
redesigns will be charged as a new design charge. The design charge will allow
for a couple of amendments to your artwork after that we may charge at the
amendments rate for further work.
Business cards (1 page charge up to 5 names only)
Single sided leaflet (1 page charge)
Double sided (e.g. 2 Sides unfolded) (2 page charge)
Standard folded leaflet (e.g. 4 page folded) (4 page charge)
Booklet / Brochure 8 page (8 page charge)
Booklet / Brochure 12 page (12 page charge)
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Adobe Acrobat Reader is required for previewing
all of our proofs and paperwork. This may be downloaded free fromhttp://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
Is the term used in the printing and publishing
industries for the processes and procedures that occur between the creation of
a print layout and the final printing. The prepress procedure includes the
manufacture of a printing plate, image carrier or form, ready for mounting on a
printing press, as well as the adjustment of images and texts or the creation
of a high-quality print file. In today's prepress shop, the form of delivery
from the customer is usually electronic, either a PDF or application files created
from such programs as Adobe InDesign or QuarkXPress.
Is the portion of the product that will be
trimmed off when it is cut to the final size. it is normally a continuation of
the colour or image that remains on the trim edge. It is important to include
this on every print job so that we can insure your finished product comes out
perfect! Bleed of 2mm must be allowed on all trimmed edges of the artwork. e.g.
A2 - 424mm x 598mm including 2mm bleeds (finished
size: 420mm x 594mm)
A3 - 301mm x 424mm including 2mm bleeds (finished
size: 297mm x 420mm)
A4 - 214mm x 301mm including 2mm bleeds (finished
size: 210mm x 297mm)
A5- 152mm x 214mm including 2mm bleeds (finished
size: 148mm x 210mm)
A6 - 109mm x 152mm including 2mm bleeds (finished
size: 105mm x 148mm)
DL - 103mm x 214mm including 2mm bleeds (finished
size: 99mm x 210mm)
BC - 089mm x 059mm including 2mm bleeds (finished
size: 85mm x 55mm)
Is the safety area between the edge of the
document and any elements that are not to be trimmed (Text and photos that do
not bleed). We require a minimum 5mm margin to contain all text and images
which do not bleed off the finished size.
Colour model (process colour, four colour) is a
subtractive colour model, used in colour printing, and is also used to describe
the printing process itself. CMYK refers to the four inks used in some colour
printing: cyan, magenta, yellow, and key black. Though it varies by print
house, press operator, press manufacturer and press run, ink is typically
applied in the order of the abbreviation. The “K” in CMYK stands for key since
in four-colour printing cyan, magenta, and yellow printing plates are carefully keyed or
aligned with the key of the black key plate.
The CMYK model works by partially or entirely
masking colours on a lighter, usually white, background. The ink reduces the
light that would otherwise be reflected. Such a model is called subtractive because
inks “subtract” brightness from white. In additive colour models such as RGB , white is the “additive” combination
of all primary coloured lights, while black is the absence of light. In the
CMYK model, it is the opposite: white is the natural colour of the paper or
other background, while black results from a full combination of coloured inks.
To save money on ink, and to produce deeper black tones, unsaturated and dark
colours are produced by using black ink instead of the combination of cyan,
magenta and yellow.
Pantone Colour System
Is largely a standardized colour reproduction system.
By standardizing the colours, different manufacturers in different locations
can all refer to the Pantone system to make sure colours match without direct
contact with one another. Pantone colours are described by their allocated
number (typically referred to as, for example, 'PMS 130'). PMS colours are
almost always used in branding and have even found their way into government
legislation (to describe the colours of flags).
Sizes in inches
Here is a quick reference table for converting A
Series Paper Sizes to mm or inch
A0 1189 x 841
mm 46.8 x 33.1 in
A1 841 x 594
mm 33.1 x 23.4 in
A2 594 x 420
mm 23.4 x 16.5 in
A3 420 x 297
mm 16.5 x 11.7 in
A4 297 x 210
mm 11.7 x 8.3 in
A5 210 x 148
mm 8.3 x 5.8 in
A6 148 x 105
mm 5.8 x 4.1 in
A7 105 x 74
mm 4.1 x. 2.9 in
A8 74 x 52
x 2.0 in
A9 52 x 37
x 1.5 in
A10 37 x 26
x 1.0 in
Paper Size Guide
When reviewing images for printing you should
view them at approximately 175% size to get a good feel for how they will look
when printed. If they look blocky or blurry, that's how they will print too!
When scanning photographs - save them as EPS or TIFF files, this will preserve
the colour and clarity of images. GIF formats compress the image and actually
discard information, causing colour shifts. Don't use this format. LZW
compression and ASCII encoding will cause problems. JPEGs compress the image and
again discard information but can be used, we have to uncompress them before
sending them into production which can cause colour shifts.
Setting up for
Allow for 4mm bleed for the cover, 2mm
bleed for the Inners. The inner pages should have nothing near the spine edge
up to 15mm preferably. The cover should be clear of print on the inside spine
plus 5mm margin either side. Allow for the front of cover to be scored at up to
8mm from the spine.
The spine should be as per calculation
100gsm = 0.09mm approx. multiplied by number of
120gsm = 0.11mm approx. multiplied by number of leaves.
plus 1mm for glue allowance.