Q. How do I provide my artwork?
A. We require that artwork is sent to us in a PDF format, alternatively if this isn’t possible we can except png, jpg or word documents (if the quality is high enough)
Q. What do I need to provide?
A. Everyone’s design needs are different, so we don’t have a standard list of details required for your design package. We would require all of the details you would like to include (phone number, email etc.) we would also massively benefit from a photo of a rough paper sketch to ensure we design your artwork how you would like.
Q. I have a physical design but not a digital file do I need to pay for design?
A. Scanned images don’t print as well as we would like. In certain circumstances we can print from a scanned image, but we would advise against it. For this design work we would recommend our digitisation package.
Q. I have a design in Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher, do I need to pay for a design?
A. No. I most instances we can print from files created in these programmes. For us to be able to print this file we would require your artwork to be exported as a high quality PDF. We would always recommend you print a copy of your design at the correct size to ensure you are happy with the design before proceeding to print.
Q. Does design services include logo design?
A. No, our standard design packages do not include any logo design work. If you require either logo design or logo redraw please get in touch for a bespoke quotation.
Q. I need terms and conditions on the back do I have to pay for this?
A. If you supply the text that you will require in a format that we can accept (word, pdf, email) we can cut and paste this onto the back page for you.
What is NCR?
What Is NCR?
NCR in the printing industry stands for No Carbon Required. This is a special type of paper that is the modern day replacement to the messy old fashioned blue carbon paper that was previously used to make duplicate pads. NCR paper is typically used in duplicate pads, where the user requires instant multiple copies of what is being written, for example, an invoice or receipt pad where the company keeps one copy, and the customer receives the other.
NCR Paper is available in various pastel colours, the standard colours used are white/yellow/pink/green and blue and as long as the correct coated paper is used it can be collated in any order as required. NCR Paper can be printed on in black and white or full colour, this means that your pad or book can be personalised with your contact details, logo and any specific text, images or layout that you may require. Custom printed NCR printing is a great reminder of your business to your customer as a past invoice or receipt is where most people look when it’s time to re-order. Personalised NCR printing to match your business stationery will maintain consistency across your brand and will portray a professional look to your customers. If you require full stationery printing please get in touch and our dedicated team will be happy to help.
What are the uses of NCR?
NCR paper is typically used in duplicate pads (known as NCR Pads in the printing industry), where the user requires instant multiple copies of what is being written. For example, an invoice or receipt pad where the company keeps one copy, and the customer receives the other. NCR pads are also commonly used as agreement forms whereby the customer signs and agrees to Terms & Conditions or similar, again allowing the company and customer to both keep a signed copy. NCR pads can be used for an unlimited amount of uses from invoice pads to accident forms and hazardous waste transfer forms and everything in between. If you have some custom requirements, please feel free to get in touch and on of our dedicated team will be happy to assist you.
So how does NCR paper actually work?
It is a special type of coated paper designed to transfer information written on the front sheet onto the sheets beneath without the use of any electronics or blue carbon paper. Instead of inserting a special sheet in between the original and the intended copy, carbonless copy paper is a no mess at all alternative. NCR Paper has micro-encapsulated ink on the back side of the top sheet and a clay coating on the front side of the bottom sheet, any further sheets needed are coated with clay on top and dye on the bottom allowing for 2, 3, 4 or even more copies of the original sheet. When the top sheet is written on, the pressure from the pen/pencil (or dot-matrix printer) causes the micro-capsules to break and release their dye onto the clay coated side for a permanent mark. As the capsules are so small, the resulting duplicate is an accurate copy of what has been written above.