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Printing Questions

These are some of the most common questions we get asked by customers enquiring about their printing requirements, if you don’t see your question here, please get in touch

What are the measurements of the standard paper sizes?

A0 – 841mm x 1189mm

A1 – 594mm x 841mm

A2 – 420mm x 594mm

A3 – 297mm x 420mm

A4 – 210mm x 297mm

A5 – 148mm x 210mm

A6 – 105mm x 148mm

A7 – 74mm x 105mm

What resolution do my images need to be?

For standard small format printing e.g. A3 and smaller, about 300-400dpi.

For anything larger, get in touch and we can advise you.

What are the different weights of paper and what are they commonly used for?

80 – 100gsm: Standard office paper used in desktop printers and photocopiers

110 – 120gsm: Stationary paper for items such as letterheads and compliment slips.

130 – 170gsm: More durable, e.g. posters, leaflets, flyers and pages inside a book.

170 – 200gsm: Halfway between paper and card. Brochure covers, luxurious posters and high quality, double sided flyers.

250 – 300gsm: Card. Superior finish for covers of bound documents.

350 – 400gsm: Business cards

400gsm and above: Luxury items such as high quality business cards

Can you help with design?

Yes, We can help you create or adapt your designs to make sure your printed products come out just the way you want.

What file format do you need my artwork in?

We are happy to work from most common file formats, ideally, high quality images of 300dpi, this will ensure the final printed image does not appear pixelated. We will always check your files before printing to ensure you get the best finished article possible. Please get in touch if you are unsure.

How can I get my artwork to you?

There are a number of ways to get your artwork to us, email, drop in with a USB, transfer via dropbox or use a free online file sending service such as WeTransfer.

What is the most popular size for business cards?

 The standard size in the UK is 85mm x 55mm.

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