Are you currently using generic invoice books, quote books or receipt books? Are you looking for more professional and customised ones? At Discount Printing, we offer a huge range of customised book keeping stationary that will give you a professional look and enhance your marketing strategy without breaking the bank!
Print-ready artwork explained
The process of ensuring artwork is 'print-ready' involves a common set of industry standards.
Here, we’ll briefly go through some of the universal basics including what the terms mean, and why each one is important. Or, read our detailed explanation of print-ready artwork, designed to make the process easier.
At Discount Printing, we require a ‘3mm bleed’ for print-ready artwork. In printing, bleed refers to a visual style where the colour extends all the way to the edge of the paper. 3mm bleed is designed to ensure there are no thin white strips on the edges of the card in the final product.
2. 1-up on a single page
‘1-up’ printing means that each printed page is a separate page within your supplied artwork file. This is particularly important in relation to brochure and calendar printing, for example.
3. Nominate all colours as CMYK
When designing artwork, there are two main colour systems used to determine colours: RGB and CMYK. Before supplying final artwork, be sure to check the colour mode being used by your design application or software, and change it to CMYK if necessary.
4. Ensure your file type is correct
Ensure you create or submit your artwork as one of the following file types: PDF (our main preference for file types), TIFF, JPG, or EPS.
- PDF (our main preference for file types)
5. Use high resolution artwork and imagery
At Discount Printing, we request all artwork is supplied at a resolution of 300dpi or higher, because artwork with a low dpi value can print as blurry or pixelated. DPI is relatively common information that should be easy enough to find—even simple programs like Microsoft Paint can provide a reading on values.
6. Convert text to paths, curves or outlines
In this instance, ‘paths’, ‘curves’ and ‘outlines’ are relatively interchangeable. Each term refers to the process involved in transforming the text in your artwork into a graphic element. If the text in the artwork is converted and saved as a graphical element, or image, it cannot be changed. ‘Create outlines’—or similar—is a common function in the Adobe suite of design programs.
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Invoice Book Printing
Branding is an important exercise that keeps your business in the forefront of your customers’ minds. A customised invoice book offers immense branding potential, since they contain your company’s name, contact details and other important information. The easy access to your contact details also encourages your customers to contact you after the first sale, increasing the chances of continued business.
Furthermore, if your work involves a good amount of travel, it’s important to have printed invoice books on you at all times, or your work will get held up. A printed invoice book ensures you can write out receipts for your customers on the spot, without having to worry about mailing a copy across to them later in the day.
Invoice books can also be customised to suit your requirements, which means you can pick and choose the fields of your choice, ranging from client and invoice numbers to detailed sale or service descriptions and more. The layout can also be customised to align with the overarching branding style of your business.
Contact Discount Printing today to discuss your invoice book printing needs.