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FINE ART & LETTERPRESS PRINTERY

THE FINEST PAPER

Paper is an integral part of the look and feel of your project.  The paper we work with reflects our love of quality, premium papers.  We stock a range of fine art and eco friendly paper that we work with on a daily basis and know intimately.  Sourced from paper mills around the world, each paper has its own subtle characteristics and unique qualities.  Single sheets are available to purchase at the printery.  To buy paper visit during opening hours.

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Here's a taste of our favourite papers that we regularly stock.  There are many more options available on request.  Visit during our opening hours to view our paper stocks or purchase single sheets of paper.

 
  • CRANE'S Lettra
  • ENVIRONMENT
  • FABRIANO Rosaspina
  • FABRIANO Tiepolo
  • HARAKEKE Flax
  • JAPANESE Washi
  • MAGNANI1404 Incisioni
  • MAGNANI1404 Pescia
  • ZERKALL Special Edition
  • COLORPLAN
  • ENVELOPES

ADD A LITTLE SOMETHING SPECIAL.

FINISHING TECHNIQUES

Add an extra dimension to your work.  Finishing techniques offer a refined difference by adding a touch of something unique.

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  • Duplex
  • Triplex
  • Deboss
  • Emboss
  • Custom shapes
    Add some additional glam to your finished product by die-cutting  a unique shape.  Available as subtle rounded corners or specific shapes custom made for your project.
 

DO YOU HAVE AN ARTWORK OR DESIGN TO PRINT?

FILE SET UP

This guide will help you get your file/s perfectly set up so we can get  production underway as quickly as possible.

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PDFS are best

The ideal file format is a print-ready PDF outputted from a vector based program (e.g. Adobe Illustrator or InDesign).  One PDF is required for each colour (including any debossing/embossing).  Convert everything to outlines/paths and make everything 100% black CMYK.  Please also supply a composite PDF for reference where two or more colours need to be aligned.

Line weight and font size

It is recommend that all line work has a stroke weight thicker than .3pt and fonts are no smaller than 6pt.  This maintains legibility and ensures minute details are not vunerable in the plate making process.  Remember to convert all your fonts to outline.

Pantone matching system 

The Pantone matching system (PMS) uses 18 base colours to mix hundreds of possible colour combinations.  From pale transparencies through to bright neons and metallics your specific colour choice can be hand mixed with consistent results.  Please provide the PMS uncoated colour/s for your artwork.  Any unspecified CMYK colours will be matched to the closest Pantone match.

 

Solid or reverse areas of colour

Because ink is rolled over a surface area, large solid areas of colour will reveal the texture of the paper and roller coverage of the ink.  This gives a grainy characteristic rather than a flat, solid appearance.  Keep this in mind when designing your artwork.

Duplex

It's no problem to print double sided.   Choosing the right paper stock and adjusting the pressure of the press ensures impressions don't compete with each other.  

Duplexing is available if you would like each side of your print to have a different colour or type of paper.  Duplexing involves laminating two paper stocks together.

Bleed and crops

Add a 3mm bleed if your artwork goes right to the edge of the cutting area.  

Use crop marks to indicate where you would like your print trimmed.