Custom designing and printing spelling journals for your school is not only a great way to communicate tips and spelling lists, but offers a great way to track the progress of your students. It’s an organised and structured way of presenting learning material to students in a compact, saddle-stitched booklet format. Instead of offering “off
Printing flyers and brochures are a convenient and cost effective way to share information about your business and promote key messages to your customers and prospects. A great eye-catching design and a professional print job will make all the difference. There is nothing quite like creating a brochure design that really appeals to your senses – something that you can hold, feel and read. It provides an amazing range of opportunities for your business to create beautiful, multi-sensory pieces of work that simply cannot be replicated in any other way.
Today we will offer 10 useful tips for your brochure design:
1. DESIGN FOR PRINT
When designing your brochure it’s important to think of the end process – how will this look once printed? If you design it correctly from the beginning, you will save yourself a lot of trouble when you want to print, as what may look good on screen, may be unsuitable for print. Things to consider include using the correct page size, using correct colours (CMYK, not RGB), using press quality images (300dpi) and using good margins (nothing too close to the trimmed edge), just to name a few.
When you have your work professionally printed you will be often asked to provide a print ready file. While you may be able to click and print from your word, excel or publisher file at home or work, it works a little differently on a commercial press. If you choose to supply artwork for print, please take note of the following specifications:
The Print Group Australia recently helped Access Education & Skills Development (formally Strive International) with the re-brand of their learner guide booklet covers. This is just one of the services we offer to our RTO clients.
These learner guides offer a great example of our square-edge fold saddle-stitched booklets that are perfect for training materials. Printed on a 250gsm gloss cover, with the internal pages printed on 80gsm bond, the books are printed, folded, saddle-stitched and trimmed in-line on our digital press. We also offer the internal pages with perforations, which work great for assessment booklets.
When supplying your artwork for professional printing, there are certain specifications needed to ensure that the printing process runs smoothly and also to ensure your job is to the quality expected from a commercial press.
Today we would like to take a closer look at the 5 most common errors when supplying your artwork:
1. FILE IS NOT A PDF All print documents need to be supplied as a pdf files. While you may be able to print a word, excel or publisher file from home or work, it works quite differently on a commercial press.
The Print Group Australia offer a variety of design and print services for Education and Training Organisations. Our custom designed certificates are certainly a popular product and we can offer a variety of security features to ensure the certificates cannot be easily replicated and of course, meet ASQA and AQF compliance requirements. The design team
So, you’ve started a new business. Congratulations! Other than picking your business name, the logo and brand for your business is one of the first things you should start thinking about. Your logo is your identity and a visual representation of what your business stands for. It should make a statement about who you are as a company and should set you apart from your competitors, so it needs to be right from the very start. Working with an experienced graphic design artist is key. It will be one of the best investments for your business. Making a good first impression is critical for winning new business, so having a professional logo and consistent graphic design across all of your marketing is extremely important. We expand on this in our blog – “how professional graphic design makes you stand out above the rest”.
The Print Group Australia recently worked with RTO – Formula Student on the design and print of their certificates. After consultation with the team, The Print Group Australia offered multiple design proofs for the client to review. The certificate was printed on 160gsm systems board with a custom designed gold foil and embossed seal. Incorporated in the document also included a custom printed watermark, micro text signature line, AQF and NRT logos and the customers contact information and RTO code.
Pantone’s Color of the Year has the ultimate influence in product development and purchasing decisions throughout the world. The selection process is quite detailed where experts analyse and research for new colour influences in films, art, fashion, all areas of design, destination and lifestyles, to name a few. 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 is Pantone 16-1546 Living Coral – “an animated and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge”.