Our prices might be cheap, but our amazing print services and high printing quality certainly aren’t!
Dedicated Customer Service
Dedicated print services are part of the Print Valley standard offering. We take the time to truly listen to what our clients are trying to achieve. By understanding what is most important to you, we are able to provide the most appropriate printing solution.
The Print Valley graphic design and preprint team has a wide range of expertise. They’ll do whatever they can to help you achieve a great printing result. They’ll work closely with you to identify the goal of your print project and what you want to express.
Are your print services artwork files too big for email? Upload them using our simple upload service!
We commissioned Andrew Paglinawan, skilled typography artist and graphic designer, to create a new typeface for us and we want to share it with the world! You can download Manila Sans for free and use it wherever you want under the Open Font License for a classic-yet-contemporary geometric style.
Print Valley Artwork Specs
Within the bounds of the printing process, what you create is what you get back, so if the artwork is not perfect – the printed product can’t be either. If you have not created artwork for print before, please talk us as early as possible during the process – we have years of experience and are here to help!
We Can Help
We are willing to have a look at any file you have! Send it in and we will let you know how “press ready“ it is. If it needs work, we will let you know how much will be involved in converting or fixing it for you.
Full Colour Black
Full colour blacks (eg. 100% C, M, Y & K) use HEAPS of ink so they take AGES to dry before we can cut them! If you want a really deep black use 100% K with 30% C and 20% M.
Press Ready Files
Ideally, the file you provide us for printing should be a high resolution PDF with bleed and trim marks. Raster elements should be 300-350dpi, colour space should be CMYK, each job should be a single PDF file, each page/side should be single page within that PDF (no spreads).
The space from the trim edges to important details in the artwork. We recommend 3mm of internal bleed on all files and 5mm on booklets – that means keeping all your important information (ie. text) inside this area.
Colour space should be set as CMYK not RGB as RGB artwork will be converted to CMYK and this could effect your colours. No spot colours unless the job has been specifically quoted that way.
We recommend 3mm of external bleed on all files. Bleed is stuff that extends past your trim edges. So if you want a card to be cut as 90mm x 55mm your artwork will be 96mm x 61mm so that we have a buffer when trimming and you won’t end up with white edges.
Ideally all files should be supplied as PDF. If your job is single sided you simply supply a one page PDF. If your job has 2 pages (a front and a back), then we prefer a two page PDF file. If you have a job with multiple kinds, then supply a one or two page PDF for each kind.
The raster elements (pixel-based images) you use should be high resolution for the best quality print. When creating in apps like Photoshop please set the resolution to 300-350dpi before starting your new design.
Your fonts should be embedded (full or subset). That is standard in most PDFs, but if for some reason you are supplying the “native“ files (ie. InDesign, Illustrator, etc) then you need to include the fonts you have used so we can make any changes and create the PDF for you.
Understand that colours look differently on computer monitors than they do when printed. A hard copy from our calibrated proofing system is the only real way of seeing how the colours will look.
If you provide trim marks on your supplied artwork we know exactly where you want it cut. Most modern design software has the ability to include bleed as part of the document setup.