What is a Ready to Print File?
Preparing press-ready artwork for printing can be confusing. Please use the information below as a guide before sending your artwork, as it may help you save valuable time and avoid any unnecessary printing delays.
This means that no alternations need to be made or further work is required to be done to the file.
qprint simply places your finished artwork on our print run.
The best file format to supply us is a PDF, images at 300dpi, in CMYK colour, with bleeds and crop marks. This format includes all fonts, images and what you see on the screen is what you see on your screen is what you will get in print.
What is a bleed?
Bleeds allow you to run artwork to the edge of a page. On a press, the artwork is printed on a large sheet of paper and then trimmed down to size. If you do not allow for a 3mm bleed, any misalignment while cutting will result with the artwork not running to the edge of the paper. Bleeds ensure you get the results you need (see an example on qprint’s – (Print Ready section).
What are Crop Marks or Trim Marks?
Crop marks mark the corners of your artwork to indicate where the trim size is.
What is meant by Imposition?
Imposition is the placement of the client file onto a page for printing
What is the difference between the RGB and CMYK?
RGB refers to the primary colours of light, Red, Green and Blue, that are used in monitors, television screens, digital cameras and scanners.
CMYK refers to the primary colours of pigment: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black. These are the inks used on the press in "4-color process printing", commonly referred to as "full colour printing".
The combination of RGB light creates white, while the combination of CMYK inks creates black. Therefore, it is physically impossible for the printing press to exactly reproduce colours as we see them on our monitors.
Many programs have the capability to convert the layout/images from the RGB colour space to the CMYK colour space.
We request that you convert your colours from RGB to CMYK if your tools allow you to. By doing it yourself, you have maximum control over the results. You may notice a shift in colour when converting from RGB to CMYK. If you do not like the appearance in CMYK, we recommend that you make adjustments while working in CMYK (usually lightening). Generally, you should specify CMYK colour builds that look a little lighter than you want, since the dots of ink "fatten up" on press, giving you more pigment on paper than you see on your monitor. Be especially careful to keep backgrounds light if there is black or dark coloured text over it, so that the text remains readable.
What is a dpi:
Dpi is the Image Resolution Measurement and the minimum setting for print is 300dpi.
What is Resolution:
Resolution is the number of pixels in an image.
What are the Benefits of digital Printing?
Our digital Printing Technology can accurately produce thousands of copies in a short timeframe with very high quality resolution.
Digital printing is cost effective on short runs
It also allows us to produce a test run for your promotional material.
Assists in the environment by less waste of paper
And every item printed can be personised and that makes your promotional material professional.
How environmentally friendly are you?
We take every measure to reduce print waste and improve our environmental impact. We have recycled options on all our printed matter from 100% post-consumer waste. Most of our brochures and many other items are printed on 50% recycled stock . Also, around 99% of our volume is printed on FSC certified paper.
Read more about the environment on our main page under “about Us”
Why should I have my work scored before folding?
Scoring card stock prevents the paper from cracking.
When you fold card stock without a proper paper score you are unlikely to get a crisp, clean fold, as the stock will most likely crack where folded. Our recommendation all stock more than 128gsm should be scored if you are going to have it folded.
How Do I Pay for my Job?
You can pay directly into our bank account: BSB 062 900 Acc. 28008758 name qprint
qprint accepts credit cards Visa- Mastercard with a 3% merchant fee and AMEX 4% merchant fee
How Secure is my document?
qprint quality and security Assurance policy is on the front page under about us
Do you have a delivery service?
Our standard delivery time is 3 working days. We also offer a next day service option.
You have 3 choices on how to receive your order:
- Collection from our Canberra Office close to the CBD (Free)
- Standard Parcel Post (Metropolitan areas - 3 days, Regional areas allow 4 days)
- Express Parcel Post (Metropolitan areas - 1 day, Regional areas allow 2 days)