To assist with the preparation of your artwork here are a few general guidelines on preparing artwork ready for print. If you cannot find what you need to know here, or require further clarification on any of the listed topics, please contact us.
Most of our products follow standard ‘A’ paper sizes. Please supply everything in a ‘one up’ basis. i.e. provide one business card on a 90 x 50 or 85 x 55 page or one A4 leaflet on a 210 x 297 page.
Photo Scans and Images
Images should be provided at a minimum of 300dpi (ideally 400dpi) size for size and saved in CMYK format. TIFF file formats are preferred but we also accept images in many other formats including JPEG and GIF. Care should be taken when providing images in other formats as compression may be used that will reduce final quality.
Images, background colours and fills which are intended to extend to the edge of the page should be extended 3mm beyond the page to give a bleed. Text, boxes and other areas you need on your finished job should sit 5mm in from the edges of the page.
We recommend the use of pantone cmyk rather than relying on screen colours. If you do use screen colours as a guide, ensure that your monitor is correctly calibrated – try this help page on wiki how.
We carry all the most popular Mac and PC fonts, please confirm at the time of ordering.
We can accommodate files created in a huge range of both Mac and PC based software, and saved on a wide range of media, click here to view software and media formats we support.
1 ‘Shawprint and Design’ is the trading name of Anita Shaw T/A Shawprint.
Goods means the articles or things described in the contract between Shawprint and the purchaser.
2 These conditions shall be deemed to be incorporated in all contracts of Shawprint to sell goods and in the case of any inconsistency with any order or form of contract sent by the purchaser to Shawprint whatever may be their respective dates the provision of these Conditions shall prevail unless expressly varied in writing and signed by a director on behalf of Shawprint.
3 Notwithstanding that Shawprint may have given a detailed quotation no order shall be binding on Shawprint unless and until it has been accepted in writing by Shawprint.
4 Any times or dates given for completion or delivery of goods shall be binding on Shawprint, insofar as Shawprint undertake to carry out additional work for the purchaser to the value of the print element of any goods not supplied on time. Such liability shall not extend to delays beyond the control of Shawprint including, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing defects in files or omissions of information delays in approval of proofs and non-performance of carriers.
5 By their nature goods do not have a redeemable value and no refunds or credits for goods correctly supplied will be entertained.
6 a) All goods shall be paid for at the time of order.
b) No goods shall be dispatched or collection allowed until paid for in full.
c) All prices are exclusive of Value Added Tax and this will be charged at the appropriate rate.
7 a) Any shortcomings or defects in goods supplied must be notified to Shawprint within 3 days of delivery. Such goods must be returned to Shawprint for inspection.
b) Nothing herein shall impose any liability upon Shawprint in respect of any defect in the goods arising out of the acts, omissions, negligence or default of the Purchaser, its servants or agents including without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing handling and storage of the goods.
c) Nothing herein shall have the effect of excluding or restricting the liability of Shawprint:
i.) For death or personal injury resulting from its negligence insofar as the same is prohibited by U.K. statute, or;
ii.) Under sections 12,13,14 and 15 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 to a purchaser who is dealing with a customer (as defined by section 12 of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977).
8 Shawprint shall not be liable for any costs, claims or damage arising out of any act of tort or omission or breach of contract or statutory duty calculated by reference to profits, income production or accruals or loss of such profits, income production or accruals or by reference to accrual of such, claim, damages or expenses on a time basis.
9 The liability of Shawprint to the purchaser for any loss or damage of whatsoever nature and howsoever caused shall be limited to and in no circumstances exceed the price of the goods.
10 If the purchaser shall be in breach of any of their obligations under the contract Shawprint may (without prejudice to Shawprint’s rights subsequently to determine the contract for the same cause should it so decide) suspend further deliveries of goods without notice until any defaults by the purchaser are remedied.
11 No statement, description, information, warranty or recommendation contained in any catalogue, price list, advertisement or communication or made verbally by any of the agents or employees of Shawprint shall be construed to enlarge, vary or override in any way these conditions.
12 Any concessions made or latitude allowed by Shawprint to the purchaser shall not affect the strict rights of Shawprint under the contract. If in any particular case any of these conditions shall be held to be invalid or shall not apply to the contract the other conditions shall continue in full force and effect.
13 Upon sight of artwork and at its sole discretion Shawprint reserve the right to decline to print any item it deems to be inappropriate. Any payments made for work rejected by reason of this clause will be refunded in full.
14 The contract shall in all respects be governed by English law and shall be deemed to have been made in England and the purchaser and Shawprint agree to submit to nonexclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
Stationery and Start-up Offer Terms:
Offers are valid throughout October/November/December 2016. Full payment on order delivery. 3 day turnaround if not using our design service. If only requiring print please supply artwork as print ready high res pdf – for our requirements on what we accept please ask for more details. – extra costs to prepare your artwork for print may apply All pricing subject to sight of artwork and VAT, where applicable. Prices for stationery offer include local delivery.
Up to 25% off your first graphic design for print or print job – Offer only valid for companies & individuals trading less than 12 months.
Valid for one graphic design, website, print or print & design job only. The 25% discount will be taken off your final invoice. This offer cannot be used against delivery charges, or to pay for IT Support or for hosting and domains. It cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and cannot be exchanged for cash. This does not affect your statutory rights. Shawprint & DS Design reserve the right to withdraw either offer at any time, alter or decline this offer without prior notice. Offers are open until December 31st 2016. Valid only for new orders.