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”.
The team here at The Print Group Australia like to help educate our customers and prospects on all things design and print to not only give you an insight into the printing world, but to make sure you are getting the best result on your print job.
We often have clients that have designed artwork that once printed, are surprised as to why the colour of the finished product isn’t what they expected or doesn’t match the colour they were working with on screen. There is a logical explanation to this and today we are going to look further into the world of colour and why what you see on screen is not necessarily the way it will print on paper.
The first thing we want to discuss is the difference between RGB, CMYK and Spot Colours and what they really mean in terms of your artwork design and printing.
As specialists in printing training materials, The Print Group Australia can offer significant value to your RTO. As a majority of our clients are Registered Training Organisations, the systems we have in place work very well and is certainly gaining traction in the VET sector for offering economical and efficient print management systems that just simply work.
What makes our services of value to RTO’s and their training material printing needs include:
There are a variety of booklet and ring binder options available for your training materials at The Print Group Australia and we can recommend the best option for your needs. Our most popular products include saddle stitched booklets, wire/coil/spiral bound booklets and ring binders.
Our project showcase today is Ausmeat’s custom designed National Feedlot Accreditation Scheme ring binders.