The process of printing and cutting is never 100% accurate. When a guillotine cuts through a stack of colourful flyers, any misalignment can result in a small white strip of unprinted paper down some of the edges.

Adding {Bleed} means extending the background colour or image of your Design. This {Bleed} will be trimmed off leaving your print the correct size, but when the blade cuts slightly out of place it will still hit print rather than plain white paper.


Usually 3mm all the way round.

Bleed is less important for large format printing as things are usually cut one at a time giving more accurate results. 


Not really, We add our own crops marks during the print process.


A photograph is a good example of a bitmap file. The image is created using lots of tiny squares of colour. These squares are called pixels or dots. The more you have the better the quality the image will be, and the larger you can print it without seeing all the little squares.

A photograph is a bitmap file meaning it is made of lots of tiny squares of colour. If you can actually see the edges of the squares the quality is considered to be low, and that is called pixelation.


Resolution describes the amount of small squares of colour that make up an image. The higher the resolution the more information there is in an image, and the larger it can be printed whilst still looking good. It is often described as Dpi or Ppi.

300 dpi means there are 300 dots or pixels per square inch:
So 300dpi = 300 x 300 = 90,000 dots or pixels of information.
This is considered perfect quality for art printing.


Dpi = Dot per inch = Printing
Ppi = Pixels per inch = Screens/monitors
But people say Dpi interchangeably as it is the more popular term.

Email or a File Transfer Service, including We Transfer linked to on our site.

The most common adjustment people make after producing their first test print is brightening. This is often due to the relatively high brightness of the screen we revenue our artwork on. Turning your screen brightness down to match the test print will give you an idea of the brightness adjustment required to your file.

No….. but please ring to discuss your project as we can often find a way to help.

Sometimes but only on certain printers. We love to help and experiment, but we can’t damage our equipment.

Yes, but when mounting goes wrong it goes very wrong, so nothing you can’t easily replace.


Not usually, but please ring to discuss your need.

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