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Gallery Invitations DL Rack cards

Posted on April 14, 2016 | 0 comments

Gallery Invitation DL rack cards

Rack cards, a high-visibility portable business marketing tool used in venues, attractions and product promotions and as Invitations.

Standard DL promotional cards are printed on 100gsm matt but you can spec up your print job to 350gsm silk with laminate and varnish options.

Composite Colour offers a full suite of competitively priced, high quality digital offset business printing products.

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50th Wedding Anniversary Postcards

Posted on April 05, 2016 | 0 comments

Invitation Postcards.

A quick and easy way to create an invitation, we print on a variety of different card stock to make your next invitation special.

Composite Colour is an expert postcard printer.

We offer high quality, ink-based postcards printing at competitive prices.

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Candy and Glen Wedding Invitation Set

Posted on April 01, 2016 | 0 comments

Wedding invitation sets printed on 300gsm Conqueror Laid.

Thank you cards, place cards, wishing well and invitations,

get it all printed together with us at Composite Colour,

we can provide a quote depending on your individual requirements.

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Hardings Two sided A4 Flyer

Posted on March 22, 2016 | 0 comments

Hardings Swift Caravan Hire Two sided flyers printed on 150gsm Sovereign Silk stock.

As expert flyer printers, the team at Composite Colour Printing knows how to ensure your investment in printing flyers pays off. While there are many ways to distribute your flyers you must remember that flyer printing success is dependent on designing imaginative and creative flyers to promote your message - This flyer was designed by Composite Colour

  • Full colour for maximum presentation
  • Available in A4, A5, A6 & DL sizes
  • Wide range of stocks, others available
  • Fast Printing Nationwide
  • Ask us about our Environment Friendly Paper Range

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Greeting cards of your Art

Posted on February 16, 2016 | 0 comments

5 x 7 greeting cards

on 300gsm Sovereign Silk.

A quick and easy way to create a personal greeting card

using your favourite photo, design or artwork of your choice.

all our 5″ x 7″ greeting cards come with envelopes

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5 x 7 greeting cards

Posted on January 22, 2016 | 0 comments

5 x 7 greeting cards

on 300gsm Sovereign Silk.

A quick and easy way to create a personal greeting card

using your favourite photo, design or artwork of your choice.

all our 5″ x 7″ greeting cards come with envelopes

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Glossary of Printing Terms

Posted on August 30, 2015 | 0 comments

1-up – When artwork is supplied 1-up it is un-imposed. Each printed page is a separate page within the artwork file. When two pages are supplied on the same page in an artwork file, this is considered as being imposed or 2-up.

1 PMS Colour Printing - For a 1 PMS colour print job artwork must be supplied containing only one PMS colour. The PMS colours must be selected from the Pantone Solid Uncoated range.

2 PMS Colour Printing - For a 2 PMS colour print job artwork must be supplied containing exactly two PMS colours. The PMS colours must be selected from the Pantone Solid Uncoated range.

Bleed – There are two types of bleed, External bleed and Internal Bleed.

External Bleed is when an illustration, background or image is extended beyond the trim edge of the page. This allows for a small amount of movement that may occur when your order is being cut to size. We require 3mm of external bleed on all files (5mm on all magazines/booklets and presentation folders).

Internal bleed is when all text/important graphics are kept a certain distance in from the trim edge. This is also sometimes referred to as a ‘text safe’ area. This also allows for a small amount of movement that may occur when your order is being cut to size. We require 3mm of internal all files (5mm on all magazines/booklets and presentation folders).

Bleed Size – This is the size of your artwork including external bleed.

E.g. the size of a DL flyer including 3mm of external bleed is 105 x 216 mm.

Border – A margin/strip around the outer edge of the artwork. We recommend that all borders are a minimum of 5mm wide on all trim edges.

Celloglaze – This is a plastic film heat bonded to printed products such as booklet covers, business cards and postcards. This provides protection, as well as a matt or gloss finish. It can be applied to one side, or both sides of a printed item. Also sometimes referred to as laminate.

CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black)
These are the colours used for full-colour printing.

Cyan, Magenta and Yellow are subtractive colours. If you combine cyan, magenta and yellow on paper, you will get what is perceived to be black. In order to get strong rich dark colours, black (K) ink is added in increasing proportions, as the colour gets darker and darker thus commercial printing is done in CMYK.

Coated Paper - Printing papers that have had a surface clay coating to give a smoother, more even finish with greater opacity. This paper is not recommended for overprinting.

Colour Mode – This is the colour setting used to create your artwork. Depending on the software you are using the default colour mode may be either RGB or CMYK. For full colour printing we require all artwork to be in CMYK colour mode.

Crop Marks – These are the black marks in the corners of your soft proof. These crop marks show where the job will be trimmed to size. Anything outside of the crop marks will be trimmed off.

Finish Size – This is the final size that your artwork will be trimmed to, e.g. the finish size of a DL flyer is 99x210mm.

Finishing – Any process that occurs after printing. This includes but is not limited to: trimming, folding, stitching, binding and laminating.

Folding - to bend the paper over itself so that one part of the sheet lies on over another part.


 Greyscale
- A range of grey shades from white to black, as used in a monochrome or single colour printing.

Half Fold - A method of folding where the paper is folded in half down the center of the page.

Imposed / Imposition - The arrangement or layout of pages on a printed sheet.

Laminate - This is a plastic film heat bonded to printed products such as booklet covers, business cards and postcards. This provides protection, as well as a matt or gloss finish. It can be applied to one side, or both sides of a printed item. Also sometimes referred to as celloglaze.

Low-resolution Images – If you have been advised that there may be low-resolution images in your artwork, this means that some or all of the images in your artwork are less than 250ppi. We recommend that all images be supplied at 300ppi for optimum print quality.

Perfect Binding A form of booklet making in which all pages are glued along the spine using special adhesive

Pixel – The coloured dots that make up the images on a computer or television screen.

PMS (Pantone Matching System) – PMS colours are standardized colours listed in the Pantone Colour Matching System. Each Pantone colour has a specific code which different printers and manufacturers can refer to in order to ensure colour consistency.

If you have ordered full colour printing but you have upload files that contain Pantone (PMS) Colours, these PMS colour will automatically be converted to CMYK. For this reason, artwork should always be supplied using CMYK colour mode.

PP (printed pages) – When we refer to PP (printed pages), we mean the actual number of printed pages not the number of sheets of paper. For example, an 8pp A4 magazine is 2 x A3 sheets, double sided, folded and saddle stitched to A4.

PPI (pixels per inch) – For printing we recommend all artwork is supplied at 300ppi (300 pixels in every square inch). E.g. if you are printing a postcard that is 150x100mm (6x4 inches) you need 1800x1200 pixels for optimum print quality at 300 pixels per inch.

Pre-flight - In digital prepress this is the procedure used to analyse or evaluate every component needed to produce a high quality print job.

Rasterized Fonts - If you have been advised that there may be rasterised fonts in your artwork, this means that some or all of the text in your artwork is made up of pixels rather than vectors.

When creating text in desktop publishing software (e.g. Microsoft Publisher / Adobe InDesign), or vector software (e.g. Adobe Illustrator / Corel Draw), the text is made up of shapes which can be scaled indefinitely without losing quality. However, if a design is saved to an image file format (e.g. JPEG / Tiff), the text automatically becomes rasterised (it is no longer made up of vector shapes, it is now made up of pixels). This means that if you enlarge text it will lose quality.

High resolution rasterised text may look the same as vector text when printed. However if rasterised text is low-resolution it may appear blurry, jagged or pixelated. If the rasterised text is very low resolution it may appear so blurry and pixelated that it is no longer legible.

RGB (Red, Green, Blue) – This colour mode is the language of computer monitors and TV screens and is not suitable for printing. RGB is based on additive colours – combine red, green and blue light, and you get white light.

If you upload RGB files they will be automatically converted to CMYK. This automatic conversion can slightly change colours. For this reason artwork should always be supplied using CMYK colour mode.

Roll Fold - A method of folding in which the two panels on the edges of the page fold in over the center panel.

Saddle Stitched - A form of binding commonly used to create magazines and booklets from 8pp to 72pp (printed pages). The magazine or booklet is stapled through the middle fold of its sheets using two wire staples.

Soft Proof – A digital PDF file created from the customers supplied artwork. A soft PDF proof is supplied for every order. The soft PDF proof allows the customer to confirm we are printing the correct file and that the trim marks are in the correct location. For every order the soft proof must be approved prior to printing.

Trim Edge – The edge along which the job will be cut to size.

Trimming Variance – Due to automated systems, there may be a small amount of movement during the printing and trimming of your job. This can result in your job being trimmed 1-2mm either side of the trim edge. For this reason we require 3mm for most items (5mm of bleed for magazines/booklets and presentation folders).

Uncoated Paper - Printing papers that have had a surface without clay coating, also called bond or laser bond. An example of an uncoated paper would be a letterhead.

Vector Text and Graphics - Text and graphics created using mathematical equations that define geometric shapes. You can enlarge vector text and graphics indefinitely without losing quality.

Z Fold - A method of folding in which each fold opens in the opposite direction to its neighbor, giving a pleated effect.

 

 

A3 Flyer Printing DL Card Printing DL Brochure Printing Pres Folder Printing
A3 Brochure Printing Postcard Printing Sticker Printing Calendar Printing
A4 Flyer Printing Business Card Printing NCR Printing Bookmark Printing
A4 Brochure Printing Letterhead Printing Poster Printing Plastic BC Printing
A5 Flyer Printing Comp Slip Printing Note Pad Printing Loyalty Card Printing
A6 Flyer Printing Magazines Printing Envelope Printing Typesetting and Design
DL Flyer Printing Booklet Printing Magnet Printing This Weeks Specials

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Paper Weights

Posted on August 30, 2015 | 0 comments

Paper Weights

80-100gsm Standard office photocopier/printer paper. Commonly used for letterheads, with compliment slips, black and white documents & the inner pages of wire bound books.
115gsm A cost effective option for flyers, usually used for disposable promotional material such as letterbox drops, promotional flyers and posters.
150gsm A slightly thicker and more durable stock. Commonly used for flyers, brochures, menus, posters & booklets.
170gsm Our thickest ‘paper’ stock. Often used for high quality flyers, brochures, posters and magazines.
250gsm A thin board. Mainly used for economy business cards, flyers, posters, marketing cards, booklets and brochures.
350gsm A thicker board ideal for business cards, greeting cards and postcards.
400gsm Our strongest and heaviest card stock, usually used for business cards, promotional cards and presentation folders

Paper Types

Laser Bond 80-100gsm As an uncoated stock, Laser Bond has a matt appearance and can easily be written on. It is designed to go through your desktop printer.
Linen 100/280gsm Linen Stock is characterised by a refined woven grid texture. It is commonly used for business cards, letterheads & invitations.
Recycled Uncoated 100-350gsm For an environmentally friendly choice we have a range of recycled uncoated papers and boards. All of our recycled stocks are bright white in colour. Being uncoated they have a matt look/texture and are easy to write or draw on.
Recycled Satin Art 115-250gsm For an environmentally friendly choice we have a range of recycled satin artpapers and boards. These stocks are bright white in colour and satin coated both sides with a smooth low shine finish. Satin coated paper is more resistant to environmental factors such as dirt, moisture and wear. Satin coated stocks have excellent reproduction for full colour images and photos.
Gloss Art 115-350gsm Our gloss art stocks are gloss coated both sides with a smooth shiny finish. Gloss coated paper is more resistant to environmental factors such as dirt, moisture and wear. Gloss coated stocks have excellent reproduction for full colour images and photos. Unless otherwise listed, stocks on our website labelled as ‘Coated’ are either Gloss Artpapers or Gloss ArtBoards.
Matt-Satin Art 150-250gsm Our matt-satin art stocks are bright white in colour and matt coated both sides with a smooth low shine finish. Matt-satin coated paper is more resistant to environmental factors such as dirt, moisture and wear. Matt-satin coated stocks have excellent reproduction for full colour images and photos.
High Bulk Bleach Board 235gsm Gloss coated on the outside, uncoated on the inside This stock allows for excellent reproduction of sharp colour images on one side while allowing you to write on the other - perfect for greeting cards, birthday cards, Christmas cards, etc...
Uncoated Board 350gsm Bright white in colour, with an uncoated finish (a matt look/texture). Due to the uncoated surface, this stock is ideal to write or draw on.
Gloss Art 350gsm Our premium card stock is gloss coated both sides for a smooth shiny finish. As our highest weighted stock it is both strong and rigid. An excellent choice for business cards, presentation cards and promotional materials.

 

Stickers

White Paper Stickers Gloss Finish stickers with split backing for easy peeling.
White Permanent Vinyl Stickers Gloss finish vinyl stickers. These durable stickers are designed to be used outdoors and are UV Rated for 24 Months.
White Synthetic Stickers Matt finish synthetic tear and moisture resistant stickers. Synthetic stickers are more durable than paper stickers.
Transparent Synthetic Stickers Transparent synthetic tear and moisture resistant stickers with split backing for easy peeling. Available in gloss or matt (frosted) finishes.

 

Specialty Stocks

Plastic Cards Plastic cards are strong, rigid and waterproof. They are used for business cards & loyalty cards
Magnets We offer both square cornered and rounded cornered magnets. Magnets are a great choice for a longer lasting promotional message that your customers can stick to their fridge or similar metallic surface.

 

Finishing Options

Laminating

Laminating adds a thin, transparent plastic coating to printing products. Laminating can be used for both protective and aesthetic effects.

 

Matt Laminate Matt laminate is our most popular finish. It has a soft smooth finish which reduces glare. It works best with lighter backgrounds and colours.
Gloss Laminate Gloss laminate produces a high shine finish. It helps bring out vibrant colours and works well on darker backgrounds.

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Business Card Artwork Specifications

Posted on August 28, 2015 | 0 comments

Artwork Specifications

Please note Composite Colour requires all artwork files to be "Press Ready". Any job submitted non-compliant to this standard may be subject for re-quotation.

Composite Colour will accept files from the following applications:

Mac OS and Windows

  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop

We recommend all artwork to be supplied as PDF.

File Formats: PDF, TIFF, JPG, EPS files.

 Page sizes:

  • BC 90mm x 55mm
  • DL 99mm x 210mm
  • A6 148 mm x 105mm
  • A5 148mm x 210mm
  • A4 210mm x 297mm
  • A3 297mm x 420mm
  • A2 420mm x 594mm
  • A1 594mm x 840mm
  • A0 840mm x 1189mm

Artwork Checklist:

  • 3mm bleed
  • 100% Scale
  • 1-up on a single page
  • Convert your text to paths, curves or outlines
  • Please ensure that all images are 300dpi
  • Nominate all colours as CMYK or Pantones (PMS)
  • If mailing your material please include a colour or a black & white proof copy of your file (reminder: include all fonts, scans and linked items)

Business card template


business-card-measurement

 

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A6 promo postcards - Paul bedggood makeup artist

Posted on March 16, 2015 | 0 comments

310gsm Sovereign silk with a matt laminate finish.
Postcards are a popular business printing product that are used to increase sales. Standard postcards are printed on 310gsm gloss matt but you can spec up your print job to 360gsm gloss with laminate and varnish options.
Although we’re digital, we print postcards in ink, not toner, so your postcards look great and impress your customers.

 

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A6 promo postcards - Paul bedggood makeup artist

Posted on February 11, 2015 | 0 comments
A6 promo postcards -
Paul bedggood makeup artist
310gsm Sovereign silk with a matt laminate finish.
Postcards are a popular business printing product that are used to increase sales.
Standard postcards are printed on 310gsm gloss matt but you can spec up your print job to 360gsm gloss with laminate and varnish options. 
Although we’re digital, we print postcards in ink, not toner,so your postcards look great and impress your customers.

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