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how do I supply a print file?

Layout programs such as Adobe InDesign are ideal when designing your print artwork. When sending print files, The Print Group requires press quality PDF files, with all fonts embedded and transparencies flattened.  Images should be at least 300ppi for best results.  Use CMYK or SPOT colour as specified in your quotation (no RGB) and include crop marks and at least 2mm bleed if required.

Read more in our blog titled - what is a print ready file?

Our supplied artwork guide can also be downloaded here.

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project showcase: velg 2018 corporate diary

The Print Group were proud to work again with VELG Training on the printing of their 2018 Diary.

The diaries were designed with the same bright and bubbly personality as the VELG team and offer a refreshing and colourful way to plan the year. The design also offers inspirational quotes and advice, with key dates also noted for VELG’S members and the VET (Vocational, Education and Training) community to remember throughout the year. We just love how the design flows from month to month, with each tab and month offering a new combination of colours. The full bleed throughout the diary also offers a very professional finish.

The diary layout offers a monthly view, followed by 1 week per spread. The daily design offers morning, afternoon and evening sections with plenty of room for notes and to do lists for the week. Another great feature of the diary is the notes pages found at the end of each month and also the 18 month year view found at the very beginning of the diary.

The 2018 diary does offer a slightly heavier cover this year, printed in full colour single sided on a 400 gsm hi-bulk artboard and gloss cello glazed double sided. The internal pages have been printed on 110gsm uncoated stock, which is ideal for note taking. The tabs have been custom printed on a 150gsm stock, then die-cut, with the diary bound with silver wire for a professional finish.

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why outsource your printing?

Outsourcing is a proven process that can significantly reduce costs regardless of how big or small your business is. Outsourcing to an expert can increase efficiency within your business, cut costs and allow you to focus on the core function of your business.

Read more in our blog titled - benefits of outsourcing your printing

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2018 pantone color of the year - ultra violet

Every year, the Pantone Color Institute’s colour experts analyse design, film, food, fashion, art and entertainment as well as materials, travel, sports and technology, to arrive at a colour of the year. They analyse and forecast global colour trends and are recognised around the world as the leading source of color information.  This year the Pantone color of the year has been announced and it’s Pantone 18-3838 – also known as ultra violet.

The ultra violet hue has been described by the Pantone Color Institute as “dramatically provocative and thoughtful” which “communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us towards the future”.

They continue stating, As individuals around the world become more fascinated with color and realize its ability to convey deep messages and meanings, designers and brands should feel empowered to use color to inspire and influence. The Color of the Year is one moment in time that provides strategic direction for the world of trend and design, reflecting the Pantone Color Institute’s year-round work doing the same for designers and brands.”

The color of the year is a huge influential role in dictating trends for the year to come, so expect to see a lot of purple in 2018!

More information can be found directly at https://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2018.

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what is print management?

For The Print Group, Print Management can be best described as streamlining, controlling, maintaining and monitoring printed material. Whether it's one print job or many, The Print Group will make it happen. We take the time to discuss your printing needs then identify and tailor the best solution for you.

Read more about how our print management can save you time and money further on our website - print management.

 

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