Frequently Asked Questions

RGB–CMYK

RGB = “Red, Green, Blue” and are the primary colours from your monitor/TV/Camera.

CMYK = Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black. These are the primary colours for any printing in what we call Full Colour. Any paper picture is made up of these four colours, as you see in a magazine, newspaper etc.

While later publishing programs at the printer can usually do a good conversion from one to another, there may be some subtle changes to the hues of the illustrations in any publication. Always ask for a colour proof prior to printing.

What Printing Process?

For outside use, always Screen printing, or later UV resistant Solvent based inks on synthetic backings. The sun is very quick to corrupt standard printing inks if exposed to outside conditions.

For short Run work on paper, digital printing is usually the best as far as cost is concerned.

For medium run work both offset and digital printing processes can provide you with very good results. For Long run work, Offset printing is the most economic process to use.

Repeat work: Remember, several re-runs of Digital work may add up to being not economic when compared to an offset print run, especially when printing plates can be kept for future runs.

I Cannot Type

We can! We can do all the layout, and formatting work to get the job done.

I need someone to do the formatting work

No Problems.

If you need this type of service, then bring in what you may have and we can mould it into shape.

Our desktop publishing equipment and skilled staff can do all of that, as well as place photos etc. in the text to make a professional, finished brochure for you. At the end of it all you will receive a colour copy for your assessment.

What Files can we take?

MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, Open Office, Pages. Everyone of these would be processed by us in the content publishing App called Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. If you give us PDF files, and need changes made, then only small changes can be made. Otherwise you will be asked to supply the original file your document was firstly done in.

"Resolution", How does this affect my Graphics?

You cannot indefinitely enlarge illustrations, as they are made up of a certain number of elements. The higher the resolution, the more elements are contained in that file. You can tell when a low-resolution file is enlarged as it starts to “Break Up” or look digitized.

As a guide, for a 100% sized document, any illustration needs to be 300 dpi resolution, or better still up to 400 dpi.

Screen grabs are a problem area as a screen illustration may be 175 dpi or less, and this appears as ragged on the printed form. Illustrations from websites fall into this category, as less pixels are required for an illustration on the screen than on a piece of paper.

How it works

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