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How to describe your printing

The following 6 points help to describe all printed material.

  1. The finished size - after folding and trimming
  2. Number of pages (sides) - whether printed or not
  3. Number of colours - full-colour, black and white and so on
  4. Weight and type of paper - gloss, silk, bond, laser compatible etc
  5. Special finishing - wire binding, laminating, varnishing, drilling etc
  6. Number of copies

EXAMPLE ONE: A double-side A3 colour leaflet folded in half.

A4 (not A3, it's the finished size you need to specify);

4-pages (number of sides);

Full-colour (the number of colours);

150gsm gloss art (type of paper);

No special finishing (any special finishing);

1000 copies (number of copies).

EXAMPLE TWO: Four double-sided A4 sheets, printed in black, folded, collated and stapled into a booklet: 

A5 (the finished size);

16-pages (number of sides);

1-colour (the number of colours);

100gsm bond (type of paper);

2 staples (any special finishing);

1000 copies (number of copies).

If in doubt simply email a PDF of the article you need printed and we'll take it from there.

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