Welcome to PRINT.WORK
Digital print tech improved big time recently, here's a service to match. We print superb quality goods on a range of 100% recycled papers and boards from our base in Leeds. From one off art prints to big run flyers, we're here to help achieve the best results in ecologically minded digital print. We're a friendly bunch so give us a shout if you need anything or order a free sample pack to check out our neat selection of recycled stocks.
All our stock papers are 100% recycled and uncoated.
From stock, we offer three unique uncoated paper types ranging from white through to natural and fleck finishes in a range of weights. We selected all three because of their ability to make digital print look incredible whilst making as little environmental dent as possible.
The workhorse of our stock papers, suitable for everything from presentation documents, book pages through to weighty postcards and covers. It’s made from 100% genuine de-inked post consumer waste and is FSC certified.
Finish: Smooth to look at with a slight texture to the touch. White but more on the natural side with a very slight darker fleck.
Weights: Light — 110 GSM Medium — 250 GSM Heavy — 350 GSM
Unbleached paper stock with a fine textured appearance and feel. Specifically for a natural recycled matte finish.
Finish: Smooth to look at with a slight texture to the touch. A cross between natural white and newspaper, with a very slight darker fleck.
Weights: Light — 110 GSM Medium — 250 GSM Heavy — 350 GSM
Giraffe Natural fleck
The mother of all premium papers with a stunning canvas white finish and coarse bright white fleck. We use it for all our special poster prints and top end booklets.
Finish: Textured to look at with a rough texture to the touch. Canvas white with large bright white fleck throughout.
Weights: Light — 110 GSM Medium — 250 GSM Heavy — 350 GSM
Frequently Asked Questions
Here's some of our frequently asked questions. Can't find what you're looking for? You could try asking us online down in the right hand corner, sending us an email to email@example.com or calling us on 0113 350 1234.
There’s a couple of ways you can order from us. First up, if you know what you need, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org directly with the details. Alternatively, use our whizzy online quote generator to work out what you need, you can input all of your details here and we’ll do the rest. If you’re unsure about anything, give us a bell on 0113 350 1234, email us or chat to us directly on the site.
A: There are currently three ways to pay us.
- Pay us over the phone.
- Pay us via BACS or direct transfer.
- If you’re a LTD company or a regular customer, talk to us about setting up an account so you can pay monthly.
Oh yes, we’re pretty handy at last minute things. Most of the time we can get you short run items on the same day, if not certainly within 24 hours. It’s best to get in touch if you need us to help out.
Email is great for smaller files, if you’re local, pop in with a memory stick. We prefer a ‘We Transfer’ for larger files (http://www.wetransfer.com). It would be great to include an order reference in the email so we know what we’re dealing with. Floppy disk is cool too.
Why yes! PRINT.WORK is run by Hypergram, a design studio in Leeds. We design and print for many people. If you need help with artwork, we can help you get the best results from digital print. Give us a ring on 0113 350 1234 or email us at email@example.com.
We’re on the hunt for a brilliant print and design assistant to join our growing team.
Above all else, we’ll be looking for an all-rounder with an impeccable eye for great design and a passion for print. In an ideal world, you will have had a small amount of professional experience in print or have come from a design qualification but it’s not necessary, you will learn all the skills required to produce epic printed goods as long as you have creativity and a willingness to learn.
Here’s some more details about the role:
We've compiled a list of useful print based information to help you through your order. Below, you'll find a comprehensive directory of templates to design your artwork with. Any problems, feel free to give us a call on 0113 350 1234.
Coated paper is uncoated paper that has been treated with a surface sealant, giving it a smooth and shinier feel as awell as being more resistant to dirt, moisture, and wear. The coating reduces the ability to absorb ink and results in crispier printing with good colour definition.
Uncoated is just as the name suggests – paper that has no coating! Uncoated paper tends to feel rougher with a more tactile feel and is generally more absorbent of ink, for a more understated appearance.
Glossy paper is coated with a subtle, pearl-like texture and has a high shine. Great for portraits, and particularly photographs with vibrant colours and crisp images.
Matte paper has a flat, textured, and satin-like finish with little or no shine. It can produce a more classic, artistic look and is suitable for artwork containing text, as well as black and white photos.
Recycled paper is an uncoated paper made from pre-used paper, saving energy and water use in traditional production of paper. It appears natural and is generally bright white. An environmentally friendly paper!
A rather light paper, generally used in photocopiers and as a standard office paper. A cost effective use!
90 – 120 gsm
This paper is lightweight and is mainly used for basic stationery. An everyday use paper.
130 – 160 gsm
A slightly heavier, more durable paper that has artwork that is less likely to show through and can stand up to more rugged uses.
170 – 200 gsm
A midway point between both paper and card. A great weight to use for more sturdy posters.
200 – 250 gsm
This weight feels much more like a heavier card (board) and due to being robust, it can withstand more vigorous usage.
300 – 400 gsm
A much heavier weight that you an associate with quality and value, and manages to retain its shape through regular use.
Images and graphics may look pretty good on screen, but in print it may be a different story. Pixelation gives artwork a ‘blocky’ square look. Screen resolution is measured in dpi, which stands for ‘dots per inch’. On screen, artwork is generally 72-100dpi. When printed, you should see around 300dpi.
72dpi images that are printed will look blurry, whilst 300dpi images that are printed will appear clear and crisp. To resolve any issues with print quality, save your artwork with resolution settings as a minimum of 300dpi. If you’re unsure if your image is high enough in resolution or you cannot upload an image, get in contact with us and we’ll be able to help.
A bleed is a section of your artwork that’s trimmed off to cut it to its final size. In simpler terms, it’s there to make sure your artwork extends to the very edge and there will be no white edges. The industry standard is a 3mm bleed and this should be added to the document.
It’s best if you can add the bleed before uploading the document. If you do not have the right programs or need any help, contact our team and we should be able to resolve this.
Keep artwork you want printing within these boundaries.
This is where your artwork will be trimmed.
Make sure your artwork extends into the 3mm bleed edge to avoid white space.
Working on screen or on electronic devices, we generally work in the colour mode RGB (Red, Green and Blue). It’s a mode that mixes red, green and blue light to produce all the colours under the sun! The print industry uses four different ink colours, abbreviated to CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black). Those four colours are mixed together to produce a wide mix of different shades and hues on paper. So it’s best if you can work and save your artwork in CMYK format before uploading. This would make sure that you’ve seen the colour shift before we go ahead and print ourselves and won’t experience any scary surprises! Colours can look different on your screen compared to printed materials.
If colour is critical for your artwork or you’re unsure about saving out your artwork in the right colour mode, contact us and we’ll do what we can to get the result you’re wanting.
When you create your artwork, you’ve used a font available on that particular computer. If it’s opened on another computer, that font might not be available as it hasn’t been installed on that particular computer. Letters may look different and format will normally be affected.
The answer to stop this from happening is to embed the fonts, or ‘create outlines’ around the text, meaning the text is turned into a graphic and still looks nice and crisp, yet it won’t suddenly change when viewed on different computers. We can then view and print the artwork correctly.
Don’t be alarmed – you can use any font that tickles your fancy, as long as it’s embedded into your artwork. Several programs allow you to embed fonts into documents but if you’re unsure, please get in touch with a member of our team.
The most widely supported file formats that we print with are AI, PSD, PDF and INDD formats. These files are great as there’s high resolution with a low compression and these formats work well by retaining quality when printed. All these file types are optimised for print. Prepare and save your artwork in any of these file formats as they’re easy for us to view, download and print. If you find yourself scratching your head at this or you’re a little confused, give us a call or email us and we’ll help you out.
PDF is a powerful image format that displays artwork correctly, no matter what device, application or web browser you’re using. It’s a universal standard and it’s a great delivery format for us to use for printing. The king of all file formats!
A vector file (AI) is a file made up of lines and these lines never get pixelated so can be scaled to absolutely any size. Nothing is too small or too big. So illustrations, icons and text will all remain very sharp. Elements are editable without compression in this software which also allows for more control and versatile. AI files are created in Adobe Illustrator, the popular design software out there.
PSD (native Photoshop format) is great for most files, and you can save artwork in layers, clipping paths and blending modes and is very useful for maintaining transparency. Adobe Photoshop is mainly used for photo editing, retouching and manipulation but we have this format available for pixel-based images and artwork that has been created in this software. The file sizes are normally pretty big though, so consider whether you need to create your artwork in this format first.
InDesign (INDD) is a specialist publishing programme and is great for multi-page documents, whether this includes text or images alone, or a combination of both. It allows you to navigate through a long document with ease and you can link files from other programmes whilst maintaining sharp quality. It’s mainly used for layout of books and booklets, whereas the other formats are better suited to single-page designs.
Keep a close eye out for any warped or missing text and check everything’s exactly how you want it. If you have any text, proof read spelling and grammar from top to bottom and double check your artwork for any inaccuracies and blunders. View your artwork at the correct size that you’re hoping to print it and make sure your text is legible and images are of a sharp quality. Getting a second pair of eyes on it could be a good idea too!