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The cheap and easy print solution for a professional appearance.

Product features and options:

  • Available in pantone (PMS) or four-colour printing.
  • Standardised A4 (210mm x 297mm) finished dimensions.
  • Laser print compatible stocks.
  • Design and typesetting services available to ensure you get the best result, even if you don’t have access to design resources.
  • Choose from a variety of paper stocks and sizes.

Common questions for custom letterhead printing.

Although there are no hard and fast rules on creating an impactful letterhead, there are some best-practice techniques you can apply for effective results.

  • Include a visual logo if you have one: this is a great way to ensure your business is memorable and leverages any existing equity in your business’ reputation.
  • Include your company name, any key phone numbers, and email addresses: whenever someone needs to contact you—a client, partner or supplier—make it quick and convenient for them to find your information.
  • We recommend full-colour printing to give your design a striking visual appearance.

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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.

1. Bleed

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)
  • TIFF
  • JPG
  • EPS

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.

Need further help?

Read our detailed guide to print-ready artwork or call 1300 663 120 for further information on your printing requirements.


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