Printing Terms Explained

  • Colours & Images

    All colours and images must be converted to CMYK. The CMYK color model (process color, four color) is  used in colour printing, and is also used to describe the printing process itself. CMYK refers to the four inks used: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Key (Black).
    All colours and images must be saved at 300dpi resolution.

  • Trim

    Place text and images 3mm – 5mm from the finished edge. This is called the trim. The trimmed page size is the final intended size of your pages, after being cut along the trim marks.

  • Bleed

    When creating your final PDF, set 5mm bleedBleed is a printing term that refers to printing that goes beyond the edge of the sheet before trimming. In other words, the bleed is the area to be trimmed off. The bleed is the part on the side of a document that gives the printer a small amount of space to account for movement of the paper, and design inconsistencies. Artwork and background colors can extend into the bleed area. After trimming, the bleed ensures that no unprinted edges occur in the final trimmed document.

  • Crop Marks

    Please use crop marks set at 5mm. Crop marks, also known as trim marks, are lines printed in the corners of your publication’s sheet or sheets of paper to show the printer where to trim the paper. They are used by commercial printers for creating bleeds where an image or color on the page needs to extend all the way to the edge of the paper. Printers generally can’t actually print to the very edge of the paper, so instead they print on a larger sheet of paper and then trim it down to the correct size, and crop marks are used to define where to trim.

Artwork Help & Information

Let Us Help You Create Brilliant Artwork For Your Next Print Project

Use our marketing expertise to help with the ideas you already have.  Whether you need a full customised design or you’re happy to adapt one of our existing templates, we have a solution for your next print project.

Choose the artwork solution that best suits your needs

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FREE Artwork for Business Cards and Some Flyers

Available for Business Cards, Appointment Cards, Loyalty Cards, Membership Cards, Coffee Cards and A6, A5 and DL Flyers.

Our FREE Artwork Offer usually covers:

1.    Artwork from Templates & Samples from our Templates Dropdown
We have many examples we have created over the last 15 years. Anything you see can usually be re-customised for you and your business. If it is straightforward and we can create your card or flyer based on one of these samples, and you provide the text in a word format or email, plus you provide your logo and any images you’d like to use, we count this as part of our FREE artwork offer.

If we need to re-create or fix up a logo or start from scratch or if your instructions are not straightforward enough, or your artwork needs are complex we will give you an artwork quote before any work is started.

2. If you have an existing Business Card or Flyer that you can send or email to be copied and re-printed.
Again if this is straightforward and we can complete this re-design quickly and easily we count this as free. We need you to re-type all the text in a Word document or into an email so we can copy and paste, this saves a lot of errors. If we need to re-create or fix up a logo or images, or there are more than minor text changes, we will give you an artwork quote before any work is started.

3. If you are supplying your artwork.
You might be supplying your artwork and it may need to be finished for printing. For example, your graphic artist may have omitted to add bleed or crop marks or the images or colours need to be converted to CMYK. Or images may need to be changed to print quality 300dpi. If this is straightforward, we will do this for you at no charge as part of our FREE artwork offer. If there are more than minor text changes, we will give you an artwork quote before any work is started.

Conditions of FREE artwork offer:
Once we have created your artwork we will send you a draft or proof by email as a PDF. You can make one set of changes at this stage. You must contact us for approval or changes within 3 working days. Changes made beyond these conditions will be charged at $17.50 + get per 15 minutes.

CONTACT DETAILS FOR ARTWORK

Email to info@emeraldprint.com.au or call 1300 558 113

Customised Design From Scratch

First 15 Minutes for FREE!

When you know you need a new business card or marketing flyer designed and don’t know what you really want or where to start, we can help. We pride ourselves in producing the best layouts and designs for your needs, whatever that may be.

Here at Emerald Print, we have a team of marketers and graphic designers who will truly listen to your personal needs and what you desire in your custom design. Whichever service you need whether it be graphic design or logo design, Emerald Print is here to help.

For more information on our graphic design and logo services, contact us today on 1300 558 113.

Logo Design From Scratch

If you’re looking for a new logo to professionally express your business speak to us about a new design.  We pride ourselves on producing the best logo designs for your needs, whatever that may be. We believe that a logo is an identity tool which reflects you and your company so it is extremely important in representing your business’s values. Here at Emerald Print we have a team of marketers and graphic designers who will truly listen to your personal needs and what you desire in your custom logo design.

From $199 + gst

For more information on our graphic design and logo services, contact us today on 1300 558 113.

WARNING!

Word documents and Powerpoint files are not print ready artwork, and the PDFs produced from these programmes can rarely be used effectively for printing.

To get the best possible results for your printing job we recommend you employ a professional designer or studio.