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Standard Paper Sizes
By Mike Heaton

Standard Paper Sizes

A6 148x105mm A5 210x148mm A4 297x210mm A3 420x297mm A2 594x420mm A1 841x594mm A0 1189x841mm Business Cards 55x85mm Compliment Slips 99x210mm Postcards 105x148mm Square sizes that fit our presses 210x210mm 148x148mm Want your publication to stand out? We're not ones to put a block on creativity and we do not charge extra for bespoke sizes. So […]
Wire Stitching Set Up Guide
By Mike Heaton

Wire Stitching Set Up Guide

[recap-box] Wire Stitching Set Up Checklist We need one hi res pdf with 3mm bleed on each edge and cmyk images. Pages should be supplied in correct reading order: 1st page is your cover, 2nd page the inside cover etc etc right through to your back cover. Your total number of pages must be a […]
Spine Sizes
By Mike Heaton

Spine Sizes

Ok, so your book is almost finished and you need to know the spine size... Text pages onto 120gsm Uncoated 36pp to 44pp Text = 3mm spine 48pp to 60pp Text = 4mm spine 64pp to 72pp Text = 5mm spine 76pp to 88pp Text = 6mm spine 92pp to 100pp Text = 7mm spine […]
Perfect Binding Set Up Guide
By Mike Heaton

Perfect Binding Set Up Guide

[recap-box] Perfect Binding Set Up Checklist We need two files: a spread for the inside and outside over + a second file for the text pages. Text file as single pages NOT spreads. Page 1 of this file is the 1st right hand inside page when you open the book's cover. The rest follow in […]
Paper Choices
By Mike Heaton

Paper Choices

Even the best designed booklet or leaflet can be ruined in an instant with a ludicrous paper selection. Fortunately we offer plenty of choice from high gloss stocks for colourful photography to grainy uncoated boards that feel great.
File Set Up Guide
By Mike Heaton

File Set Up Guide

[recap-box] Save time and check the following before sending us your file You need to add 3mm bleed and crop marks on all four edges. All files need to be saved as PDFX/1A when they are exported. You can choose this from the top drop down menu when you export to PDF. Make sure your […]

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