Help for each option
For more detailed information about each option for your brochure or booklet, please point your mouse at the blue "i" icons next to the question. If this is your first time printing with us, it's a good idea to read all of this information.
Time To Print
- Time to print is in "working days" from the time that you approve your proof; Monday-Friday, excluding Bank Holidays. If your proof is approved by 10am then that day will be counted as one of the working days, otherwise it is not.
- If you do not have a credit account with us we cannot schedule your job until it is paid for.
- If we are designing your artwork, the time to print does not start until the artwork is created and you have approved your proof.
We are happy to send out a sample pack so that you can see the different types of paper and the quality of the printing. Follow the link on the menu to order some free of charge.
How are these printed?
On a high quality lithographic printing press. Printing is at 200lpi using hybrid screening (our current standard screening). Plates are thermal Agfa Azura TS. No chemistry is used for processing.
Please read the artwork preparation guide
before submitting your file for print! It may save you a lot of time and hassle.
These prices are from your electronic PDF original, preferably PDF. We can accept some other formats, but there will be an artwork preparation charge to convert them to a print ready PDF. If you need artwork designed, please email us with your brief and we will be pleased to give you a quotation.
Inky seal all SILK brochures as standard. A seal is a clear coating applied on press as part of the print process. This is usually applied to silk or matt paper (or board) to greatly improve the "rub resistance" of the printed sheet. This means that the seal improves the resistance to damage caused by finishing processes or delivery. The extra cost is tiny, so we recommend always sealing silk paper, otherwise you take the risk of marking. A seal is not required on gloss art paper, although we will sometimes apply one without charge as this means that we can send the sheets straight to the bindery. There is no difference to the appearance of the printed sheet, a seal is simply to protect the print. For your reference, digital booklets are printed using a completely different process and do not require coating to increase rub resistance.
First of all, please point your mouse at the "i" icon for the "How fast do you need it" and read the help there. Other things to bear in mind are that "business days" for the next business day delivery service are defined by the courier company as Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm, excluding bank holidays. This is not a guaranteed next day service, though you can pay extra and order this. Although it's not always possible, it's a really, really good idea to build an extra day into your schedule "just in case"!