WHY ARE YOUR FLYERS SO CHEAP?
We offer a top quality print on the very best stock using professional processes. The way we can achieve such a good price is because we batch print flyers (this means the press set up cost is shared by everyone - reducing the cost for everyone).
DO I PAY VAT ON MY FLYERS?
There is no VAT on your Flyers unless:
They are going to be used as a ticket
They have a redeemable value
They include a calendar
There is a write on area for customer data e.g.. Signature, email address etc or a blank area greater than 25%
If you're not sure then give us a call. Or you can read the VAT Liability of Printed Matter.
WHY DO YOU REQUIRE MONEY UP FRONT?
This is very normal in the print industry. Mainly due to the fact that every printed item is uniquely customised to the particular requirements of the customer. One company's printed forms or literature is of no use to anyone but that company. Also we can keep costs down as we have no need for a credit control department to credit check customers or chase payment. These savings we pass on to you.
WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY DELIVERY?
Someone has to pay the delivery charge! Sometimes companies hide the carrier costs in the product so it looks like delivery is free but the truth is, you'll always pay somewhere along the line. We openly pass on the charge so you can see the real cost of the product and the carrier cost. We only use a next day, signed for courier so we can tack your parcel and know when its been safely delivered.
WHAT ARE THE FLYERS SIZES?
Please read our Sizes & Templates page.
DO YOU HAVE TEMPLATES I CAN DOWNLOAD?
Yes, please read our Sizes & Templates page.
HOW DO I SET UP MY ARTWORK?
Please read our Setting Up Your Artwork page.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LITHO AND DIGITAL PRINTING?
Please see our Litho v Digital page.
WHY DO MY PRINTED COLOURS LOOK DIFFERENT TO WHAT I SEE ON THE SCREEN?
There are multiple reasons why! The colours on your screen are made up of RGB light and not CMYK ink so don't give an accurate representation of how the colours in your job will print. There are literally millions more colour and shade variations for your screen to display than can be printed. Also printed colour will vary depending on the type of paper it is printed on. Colours printed on coated paper will look quite different when printed on uncoated paper.
WHY DON'T MY COLOURS MATCH MY PREVIOUS JOB?
The same colour will appear different on different paper stock, for example if your previous job was printed on coated paper like silk or gloss and next its printed on uncoated paper, it will look different. There are also acceptable tolerances in the full colour litho print process meaning colours in reprints may appear different the second time around even on the same paper. So please bear in mind that although your job will be printed within these tolerances, the end results may appear slightly different to one another.
WHAT IS BATCH PRINTING?
Batch printing is a method of printing where a number of print jobs get printed at the same time in order to share the set-up costs of the press between the jobs, which greatly reduces the printing costs. It is the method of printing we use to offer cost effective printing prices on products like flyers and business cards.
Benefits of batch printing
Lithographic printing at a reduced price.
Full colour as standard - no extra cost.
Double sided printing as standard - no extra cost.
Printed on high quality stocks.
The most cost effective print method for promotion & marketing material - means you can run more frequent promotions for less money than if you printed your jobs bespoke.
Scheduled batch print runs make sure you have your artwork prepared at the right time.
We give you the set-up stock for free - this is typically 10-15% extra print work which you can use to promote with.
Consequences of batch printing
All print work has to be produced to the same specifications
In order to batch print, artwork has to be print-ready by a strict deadline, otherwise you miss printing on the batch print run
Due to the large quantities of print work being trimmed on each batch, we cannot ensure each flyer is trimmed to the same close tolerances that we trim our bespoke print-runs to. Usually this is not noticeable. For the majority of flyer promotions, this is so slight that it is not cause for concern.
The very fast turnaround of batch print runs means we cannot allow the printed sheets to dry for a prolonged period, therefore blushing may occur. Blushing occurs if your design contains a solid colour at the edge of one side and a very light colour on the reverse (e.g. white), and once trimmed some the ink may be carried from one side to the other by the guillotine cutting edge. This can be avoided by designing artwork without solid colour bleeding off the edge of one side, and a very light colour on the other.