My designer has sent a pdf however, I need to make minor edits to the text before sending it in for you to print. Can you help?
Unless you have Adobe Acrobat, (which is quite expensive if you only need to make occasional edits), then some of the other alternatives can be problematical. For instance, Adobe Illustrator will load pdf’s however, if you don’t have the same fonts on your system that were used in the pdf, then you would need to go back to the originator of the pdf, and ask them to convert all fonts to outlines. But then, if you’re doing that, the originator might as well make the edits! This may also be chargeable.
A much simpler, elegant solution is to get hold of a copy of Infix PDF Editor which, as the name implies, allows you to open and edit any pdf file (including press-ready), whether you have the font on your system or not.
It’s quick, easy, reliable and a breeze to use.
The main features:
- Works like a Word Processor
- Make seamless changes to paragraphs
- Copy and paste graphics, text and artwork between PDFs
- Spell-check in five languages
- Search & replace text in long documents
- Familiar tab, margin and indent controls
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 already provide a nationwide service with many blue-chip clients on our books. We have all the necessary facilities in-house, using state-of-the-art Mac/PC design equipment.
We realise that potential customers not only use the internet to search out a good deal, but also expect a first class service. We aim to make the process as painless as possible for you and guarantee you will be given the same level of service as our regular customers have come to expect.
If any mistakes are made on our part we will immediately set out to correct these and ensure you get what was promised from the outset.
We’ve looked long and hard at whether we should provide the facility to order directly from the site. We’ve also spoken with many clients about this issue and have come to the conclusion that in most instances, people prefer the ‘personal’ touch.
Working in graphics, (especially with the wide availability of graphics software), is fraught with potential problems.
For instance; many sites will ask the user to upload their logo. If the print company has to adjust the logo, or get it into a printable state, then this will usually constitute an extra charge.
We personally know of companies that won’t even question a low-resolution logo and will just go ahead and print it.
We just can’t work in this way. Our corporate clients, without exception, prefer the personal service we provide as errors are kept to an absolute minimum.
Absolutely. In fact we specialise in taking away a lot of the work that is often left to one person who needs to order stationery for multiple offices. This is especially relevant with business cards, where people in larger organisations come and go on a frequent basis.
If necessary, we can proof (PDF) via email directly to the office concerned or even to the person who needs the cards. Buying from one source can often save a company a lot of money.
If you think this service may be of use to you then please contact Debbie on: 01202 736979 for details of how we can put this into place for you. We don’t charge any extra for this service.
All quoted prices include delivery to your premises. We would only charge for delivery if the order is split across different locations. There are no hidden costs involved. Once we have established the artwork/design cost then a full quote will be emailed to you.
The only extra would be VAT at the current rate.
Please note that certain items are Zero VAT e.g. leaflets & booklets for instance. We would advise if your order was VAT free.
Easy, just send an email with your requirements and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Artwork is always the trickiest thing to cost so we may ask you to send us an existing letterhead, or similar, for colour matching, logo etc. Again, we will advise wherever necessary.
Naturally, this is a worry when dealing with a company you don’t know. To help you overcome this worry we can send you samples of our work and also assure you that nothing leaves our premises unless we are totally happy ourselves with the finished job.
We have an extremely experienced, professional team here and pride ourselves on quality, service & reliability.
Definitely not! We are a professional company and will only contact you should you request us to.
Firstly, we don’t ever cut corners on quality. There are low grade papers and boards available but we just don’t touch them as we know they can cause problems for people. For instance, many users need to put their printed letterheads through their desktop printers and a ‘cheap’ material can cause jamming problems etc. It’s the same scenario with business cards. Many of the budget print companies will use a very thin (inexpensive) card, often around the 250gsm mark. We know from experience that a lot of people hate this thin board as it just doesn’t smack of quality, and feels horrible. We use 400gsm as standard, and have never received a single complaint. If you are making a presentation at a business meeting, the last thing you need is to be embarrassed over your business cards, or other marketing material.
Secondly, many companies will advertise what at first glance looks like a great price, but when you begin to add the little ‘extras’, such as artwork, proofs, delivery etc. then it soon mounts up to a price that isn’t very competitive. Some will even charge you to ‘check’ your artwork!!
We stand the cost of courier delivery which can make a big difference to the total cost of a job. We are also not in the habit of ‘loading’ prices with extras.
Many internet-based companies are now offering what seem like crazily cheap prices to produce business cards, letterheads etc. With a little digging around, you will find that many of them are producing the above using a digital process, but don’t even mention that fact on their sites.
Digital and lithographic printing are worlds apart, so if you’re looking for consistent colour, and professional results, please check with your supplier beforehand on what process your stationery will be produced in. It could save you a lot of grief in the future.
Please visit this page for more info: Legal Stuff For Stationery
Just telephone, fax or email us and we will gladly send you relevant samples.Contact Us
Yes, we can store your excess order at our premises until you need it. Just ask Debbie on 01202 736979 for details on this.
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