Many of the boxes we make are created from our clients printed artwork. This allows us to produce bespoke pieces that are tailored to meet our clients brand specific needs. With the machinery and expertise we have at our disposal we can produce boxes in volume, or only one if that’s what you need. All we need is for you to send us your artwork in a format we can use. The last thing we want is to receive your design and not be able to print it.
There are certain elements of the artwork you need to take care with to make sure it’s ready to send to print. Getting your artwork ready for physical print, is surprisingly different from getting it ready to display digitally. Below are some things to keep in mind, when you send us over your artwork.
The Correct Resolution
When it comes to quality of the print, dpi is crucial. It is however important to bear in mind that dpi for print is different from the dpi for artwork you view online. Most brands are well aware of the standard 72 dpi you use for online digital graphics, what they don’t always know is that when you print your artwork out at this resolution, the end result is blurred and unclear.
We have two digital print options using either our Ricoh or Epsom printer. Our Ricoh prints your graphics as 4800 x 1200 dpi and the Epsom at 2880 x 1440 dpi. We will send you a lay sheet for you to drop your artwork into and once that is done we will need you to supply it to us in a PDF format.
You need to create an area around your artwork known as a bleed which allows us to be able to trim the artwork where needed, you should normally allow a bleed of at least 10mm.
Printers use CMYK colour (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black), FOGRA 39 colour standard. This is used to produce the final colour version of your artwork. If you design your work in RGB, it will look different on screen.
Like most printers, we accept vector or rastor files, but try to simplify your vector lines.
Above outlines what we require in order to be able to digitally print from your artwork, other printers will have their own requirements based on the equipment they are using, so you would need to check with them.
If you feel your particular needs are too niche, or you are unsure about any of the above do not hesitate to get in touch. We are more than happy to accommodate unusual requests or clarify anything you’re not sure about.
The key thing to bear in mind is that artwork to view is radically different from artwork to print.