For an in-depth explanation see here: Spot & Process Colours Explained
Yes. If you’d like to send us a copy of your business card, letterhead or any other item that needs matching to, we’ll find the Pantone® colour nearest to your sample and advise you. (Pantone® is a colour matching system used throughout the commercial printing industry).
If you need to send us an existing business card or letterhead etc. to match to, then please send to:
Castle Print & Design
262 Ringwood Road, Poole, Dorset BH14 0RS
Tel. 01202 736979Contact Us
Generally, no! Some colours are fairly representative whereas others are a long way off. The monitor you view your proof on is a device that mixes colours using red, green and blue (RGB). Without getting too technical, if your monitor has not been calibrated to display a Pantone® colour, then it’s unlikely you will see an accurate representation.
If choosing one or more specific spot colours (for branding purposes etc.) then it’s essential the colours are chosen from a printed Pantone® swatch, unless you know your screen is accurately calibrated.
An example – if you were to select Pantone® Violet in your graphics program, it’s very likely that this will show as a ‘blue’ onscreen. If you were then to look at Pantone® Violet in a Pantone® swatch you’ll see that the true colour is actually a rich purple. It follows that if you’d selected this colour for your design from what you see onscreen (blue), then it’s very likely that you won’t be happy with the final printed results (purple).
If you don’t have access to a Pantone® swatch or just need some advice before sending in your artwork, please contact Debbie on: 01202 736979 who will be happy to help.Contact Us
Yes. We will first check your artwork onscreen and then create a PDF proof through our software and then email you the file for final checking. Press proofs are not available for business cards due to the expense involved in creating them, and are usually reserved for brochure/magazine work, or other colour-critical material.
Unfortunately no. However, we do have a very experienced design team in-house who can help prepare any artwork required at a sensible and realistic cost. Whether it’s brochures, flyers, letterheads or even a company logo, we have the expertise required.
We’ve produced an informative article on just that subject here – Supplying artwork for spot UV
Payment will need to be arranged before any work commences.
Once you have approved your artwork/design we will then proceed to print and once the job is ready for despatch we will contact you for your delivery details. The goods will then be immediately despatched.
If paying by cheque then this would have to be received with the order (please allow 7 days for clearance). We will not despatch goods until the cheque has been cleared.
All major credit/debit cards are also accepted and this would be the preferred payment if you are in a rush to receive your goods.
Yes, but we would probably have to re-set it using our own professional layout program with the relevant crop/trim marks. Please note: if you do decide to send a Word file, you will need to save separately any graphics/logos used. Microsoft Word embeds images as low-res (72dpi) so it is important to give us the original separately. If sending any colour pics, these need to be converted from RGB to CMYK. We can do this for you at no cost.
We normally specify 7 working days to turn jobs around, (from acceptance/approval of artwork proofs), but we do understand there could be a desperate need for a quicker delivery. In these cases we would endeavour to get the job to you as quickly as possible.
Just telephone, fax or email us and we will gladly send you relevant samples.Contact Us
Printed on 400gsm recycled board, these cards are available non-laminated and printed 1 or 2 sides. Call Debbie or Paul on: 01202 736979 for prices.
Size = 85mm x 55mm.
Letterheads and compliment slips are also available on recycled material.
If you’ve ordered cards, or any other stationery for that matter, and have paid the artwork costs then decided to re-order at a later date then, providing there are no changes to the artwork, you would then need only to pay the standard print costs.
If there are changes to the artwork the next time you order, then we would only charge for the plate(s) that have been affected. For instance, you may have a 3 colour card where the logo is red & blue, but all other text is in black.
If you change something that only affects the text then you would be charged for that film/plate only. (In this case the black plate only).
Yes, we do and have done for many years. All packages are delivered in plain boxes by a standard courier service, direct to yourself or your client. We can also apply your own labelling to any packages.
For further details please see here: Trade Printing Service