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General Design and Printing Tips
Text and non-bleed images should always be kept at least 3mm from the trim line.
Thin borders on 2 sided artwork are not recommended due to 1-2mm movement in the printing and finishing process. It is difficult to produce an even border on 2 sides for this reason.
Complete Print always prints head-to-head orientation, so all supplied artwork should be supplied as such. Please keep this in mind for folded products like Christmas Cards or rotated orientation books like calendars.
Use a CMYK colour finder for consistent and predictable colour results.
Folding & Scoring
To minimise cracking on folded jobs, we recommend scoring the fold lines.
We strongly recommend you use CMYK Rich Black on large areas of black to ensure a nice solid result. A good mixture for CMYK Rich Black on;
Heavier stock weights use 60 / 50 / 50 / 100
Lighter stock weights use 30 / 0 / 0 / 100
Complete Print does not supply PDF proofs for orders under the value of $800+GST. If your order is above $800+GST, please request a proof in the order notes.
A number of hard copy proof options are available for purchase, however these are not colour accurate for offset printed orders. These can be requested in the order notes and charged accordingly or can be requested at quoting stage.