Design

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Graphic Design

  • Logo design
  • Corporate Identity development
  • Marketing material
  • Flyers and brochure design
  • Design development
  • Consultation from concept to finish
  • Re-branding and image make overs

We have an experienced design team familiar with the practicalities of the various print processes used.

When more creative input is required, our designers will produce a unique, fresh design or company logo for you.

After your initial design brief or request, we usually provide several samples depending on the quoted price.

This allows you to fine-tune the work to your exact requirements.

At all times we are happy to guide you especially on the more technical aspects by making recommendations and suggestions. We’re all for making it an easy experience!

Graphic design rates are below industry average and charged per hour or part thereof, and not per job.

Scanning & Photo Touching

We do in-house scanning and photo re-touching. Great for customising or improving anything from family photos to business images. Most mainstream file formats are used, ie. PSD, CPT, GIF, JPG, TIF, EPS, PNG.

Pre-Press

Pre-flight of customer’s files before going to press, proofing, impositioning and optimization of designs to suit the processes to be used for production.

Pre-press is a vital step in the print process. This is when our designers check your electronic artwork and ensure that it is ready to go to print. We will supply you with a proof of all artwork done by us or supplied to us for checking before we go to print. Once you have approved it, our designers will produce the laser film, positives or computer-to-plate (CTP) before going to press.

File Types  We Accept

Corel Draw up to Version 13, Freehand, PDF (Adobe Acrobat), WordPerfect, MSWord, MS Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Photoshop, Photopaint and MSWorks. Interface to Freehand, Indesign and Illustrator can be handled via PDF’s.

You are welcome to email us your artwork or use our drop box on the left side of this page if your files are less than 2MB in size, otherwise please bring your artwork to us on CD.

Guidelines for Submission of all Artwork

Formats: CorelDRAW (.cdr) Photoshop (.psd) PDF (.pdf – from Professional / Distiller) illustrator (.ai) CMYK TIF (.tif)
or a 100% 300dpi CMYK JPEG saved in Photoshop.
Only use CMYK colour modes and NOT RGB! Alternatively PANTONE “spot” colours can be used for up to 3 Colours.
Please ensure you supply the Pantone Ref No’s used in your design. Please include a Low Resolution JPEG or Print of final artwork for Proofing.

Other Formats: doc, ppt, pub, xls, cdr, pdf, ai, indd, bmp, png, psd, jpg, gif, tif, wpd – Please Note these are NOT considered a recognised professional format and will require us to redo / reset your Artwork in a professional package and is subject to our normal hourly design rates

Fonts: All fonts to be converted to paths / curves! (NB: Also convert fonts before writing or creating your PDF!) as even embedded fonts often get corrupted or will be substituted unknowingly resulting in incorrect reproduction

Bleed and Cropping: Should your design have “Bleed” we require a min. of 3mm all-around added. This includes anything that meets the edge of your design. For more details see Wikipedia

DTP & Scanning

Printing from files, editing and updates to existing material, scanning to file, emailing

DTP is when we produce the layout of your artwork and basic edits on the computer. This is the first step in the printing process as we need to commit your artwork to a digital format in order to print it. Most times typesetting involves the copying of your existing work with no creative input from our designers. This is our most cost-effective design service and we will usually quote you a fixed figure upfront for this service.