Printing Options

You can print your template using litho, digital or using a desktop printer at home.

Professional Printing Options: Digital printing with inkjet or laser printers is cheaper and quicker than litho printing and is also good with smaller print runs. If you have a tight budget we recommend using digital printing.

Crop Marks & Bleed

Crop marks (or trim marks), are lines printed in the corners of the document to show the printer where to trim the paper. Text should be placed no closer to the trim edge than 1/8in. Bleed is the space (usually 3-5mm) around the edge of the template and ensures there is no room for error.

Professional Printing: Commercial printers print on a larger sheet of paper and then trim it down to the correct size, and crop marks with bleed are used to define where to trim. The files can be downloaded in PDF or JPEG format with a print resolution at 300dpi.

Personal Printing: Desktop printing using crop marks makes the alignment process much easier. Ensure the print settings use borderless printing, which remove the borders and white line edges as well as the crop marks.

Paper Choice

 Paper choice and weight can be discussed with your printer. 150gsm or 170gsm (grams per square meter) silk or gloss art are popular choices.

Final Check

Remember to spellcheck, spellcheck, spellcheck. Also check the text content and alignment before purchasing and downloading the template.