Any price quoted assumes that you, the client, will provide print ready artwork in pdf. Art should be prepared in CMYK format; images should be 300dpi; text should be converted to outlines; and a bleed of 3mm should be included. If you need any clarification, please ask.
If the above is completely baffling, you probably need a bit of help. Don't be embarrassed - it's much better to seek assistance rather than plough on with a project, only to find the wheels fall off when you come to the end. Start off by telling me what's puzzling you, and we'll take it from there. Sometimes I can help. If I can't, I can usually put you in touch with someone reliable who can.
Once you've agreed the proof, or your artwork has been accepted, delivery generally takes about 7 days, and will be delivered directly to your premises by either DPD or UPS.
When you give the go ahead, things happen very quickly, sometimes within minutes. Your file is sent electronically to the factory where the computerised systems gets to work creating printing plates, ready for the job to go to press. If you decide to make changes to artwork at this stage, extra cost is involved. For a small job, the cost can be as high as 60% of the original price. So, well I don't really have to explain further, do I?
If you send a print ready pdf that is correctly prepared, that will be used for printing. Therefore you won't receive a proof to look at. That would simply mean me sending you back your file to check.
In other cases, you may be asked to approve the artwork by 'signing off' a proof. When doing this, please take extra care and get as many people as possible to check it. However much care I take, mistakes occur in the most unlikely places. Once you have signed off, it is your problem if the finished piece contains a mistake which you didn't spot. Harsh I know. Not really fair in some ways, but that's the position. Nearly every other printer will react in the same way, but they hide the fact in small print.
Unless you have a special need for quantities of 500 or less of normal printed pieces, most work will be litho printed, and not produced on digital presses. This is particularly important when ordering business cards. Remember - mine is litho. Make sure you know the difference if quality and appearance is important to you.
Based in Ross on Wye, serving clients in the Forest of Dean and all over UK
Prices are based on client supplying print ready pdf with order.