PRELIMINARIES

Yes, we do provide artwork design services upon request. If you want us to design or modify existing artwork for printing, please click our “Request Artwork Quote”  button for the product you require and provide any information and/or files that are relevant to the job. We will contact you to discuss your request.

Print-Ready is a term used to describe a file that has all the specifications necessary to produce high-resolution printed output, without requiring any additional alteration or intervention. In other words, a commercial printer can use the file “as submitted” to successfully create the desired print materials. PDF files are the preffered format for printing. If you are not sure if your artwork is print-ready just upload what you have and we’ll be in touch.

 

There are a variety of ways to create a PDF file. Before this stage can be reached there are a number of factors that need to be in place:

1. All images must be saved in CYMK mode between 300dpi. Make sure all colours are nominated correctly as PMS or CYMK and are relevant to the job you are submitting.

2. OVERPRINTS MUST BE TURNED OFF.

3. All artwork must include a 2mm bleed

4. Text must be converted to outlines or curves.

da graphic design will accept most file formats (mac & PC).

Even ideas scratched out on a piece of paper - Just take a photo and send through the JPG.

Once your supplied artwork has been assessed you will be notified with a course of action.

 

Files we can not accept include:

Publisher, Corel Draw, QuarkXpress 

 

Preferred File formats:

Adobe Acrobat (PDF) any version

Adobe Photoshop any version (PSD, JPG or TIFF)

Adobe Illustrator any version (AI, EPS, PDF)

Adobe InDesign any version (INDD).

We value your privacy and you can view our policy on how we use the information you share with us here.

No. All printing is shipped directly to the customer via Australia post or Fastway. 

PRINTING

All printing is run on State-of-the-Art industrial grade printing equipment by professional print gurus, ensuring all jobs are closely monitored and a high standard of quality is consistently maintained. We use the best, highest quality artboard. Our entry level business cards, for example, are printed on 420gsm artboard, while most of our competitors offer 400gsm for a higher price.

If you require your printing job to be completed and delivered in the shortest time possible, simply send us an email before 10am on a work day. If your artwork is print-ready most jobs can be printed and dispatched in 1 working days by priority delivery (additional charges apply to same day dipatch). You will be contacted to confirm dispatch.

Celloglazing is a process whereby a thin sheet of film is adhered to the printed piece by a special machine that uses both heat and pressure to apply the coating. The process tends to add depth to colours, robustness, and produces a rather 'expensive' look to the product. It is available in Matt or Gloss and can be applied the both sides of most stocks.

We are more than happy to do large offset printing runs above the maximum set number offered on the website shopping cart facility. If you have an extra large printing order, complete the “Request Artwork Quote”  and we will offer you a special price.

 

We are more than willing to accommodate any printing you require. The more of our customers that ask for something, the more likely we will be to make the option available from the website. If the options you want are not available from the ordering facility, you can request it by sending us an email.

Yes, we do. Just fill out the “Request Artwork Quote”  for the product you require and provide any information and files that are relevant to the job. We will contact you to discuss what’s involved.

 

Foiling and or Embossing can provide a premium result when highlighting a logo, image, bold type or applied as an overprinted PATTERN over solids for a more unique and creative result.  When supplying final artwork which requires Foiling and or Embossing, artwork for the Foiling and or Embossing must be supplied as an extra PDF file which contains all the Foiling or Embossing elements set as solid black.  Please note: If combining both Foiling and Embossing on the one order, we require one PDF for the Foiling artwork and a second PDF for Embossing artwork.  It is important to make sure that this Foiling and or Embossing exported PDF file is identical in all respects to (size, orientation, crop, position of images and text etc.) to your original CMYK artwork.  Please note: The reverse mirrors the front so check that your Emboss is placed in the correct location (flipped) on the reverse. Ensure your artwork is centred on each page so Emboss line up exactly when flipped.

 

How to setup and supply your files

1. Open your artwork in your design application.

2. Create a new layer for the Foil or Emboss artwork.

3. Select the elements you wish to enhance with Foil or Emboss and duplicate them to the new Foil or Emboss layer.

4. Fill the elements with 100%K (Black). All elements should be set to 100% Opacity.

5. IMPORTANT – Select all graphics on the Foil or Emboss layer and set them to “Overprint Fill” in the Attributes palette (Window/Output Attributes).

6. Select “Overprint Preview” from the ‘View’ menu to CHECK your work fits correctly.

7. Export the Foil or Emboss Proof – by exporting as a single PDF including all layers, with all trim marks.

8. Export the Foil or Emboss layer – by turning off all layers except the new Foil or Emboss layer, then export as a single PDF with all trim marks.

9. Proceed to export the final CMYK file by turning off the Foil or Emboss layer, then export all CMYK layers with trim marks. 

 

Orders with Extra finishes. Die cutting, rounded corners, drill holes, scoring, perforations etc.

We require an additional  PDF Preview Proof indicating the positioning of your selected finish.

 

Page 1 should be artwork or key line for the Extra Finish (eg. Keyline for a die cut or perforation, or as a solid black design indicating the area for Foil or Emboss).

Page 2 will be the Front side of the order, plus an overlay of the artwork for the Additional Extra Finish indicating how you wish it to be applied.

Page 3 will be the Reverse side of the order, plus an overlay of the artwork for the Additional Extra Finish indicating how you wish it to be applied.

PAYMENT

If you are making an order online using our secure shopping cart facility, you may only pay via Mastercard or Visa. Please feel free to email to discuss other options.   If you wish to make your order via email, over the phone or in person, we can be very flexible as to how you make payment, including credit card payments. Please be aware that we require a successful payment before your printing job commences. Payment methods are listed below.   Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Credit Cards (Visa and Master Card) Cheque (made out to da graphic design)