We can print your
own logo or design, or you can add your own wording to any of our
standard print designs. If supplying your own artwork to us,
please follow the guidelines given below. A good quality print
needs good quality artwork to start with - we can usually tidy up
poor artwork but this takes time and will cost you extra.
TYPE OF ARTWORK REQUIRED Good
quality, black on white.
of the colour ink to be used, we need artwork in black in order to
produce film for making the screens. If we have to enlarge
your artwork or convert it from another colour into black then
clarity may be lost.
Good quality, dense black print on a white background.
Printed as large as possible on an A4 sheet, definitely no smaller than
the printable area as shown below for balloons.
Diskette, CD, or email attachment. Files must be
formatted for a PC (not Mac), in a file type of EPS, PDF, JPG or TIF.
Some other file types are supported – if in doubt, ask. Image
resolution to be a minimum of 300 dpi. Please also supply the
underlying fonts or ideally convert text to curves. Word documents
are not a good way to send artwork as we will not necessarily have the
same fonts and alignment can be affected.
address for sending artwork to is
NO PROPER ARTWORK
Our in-house designer is used to creating suitable artwork
from letterheads, etc but this involves extra cost which we can determine
on sight of the logo - minimum charge £12. Simple text can usually be
recreated free of charge. If it's a specific font then it helps us
to know the font name - there are literally hundreds of thousands of
fonts and we cant recognise them all. We don't have them all,
PHOTOGRAPHS / SHADING
These can be printed on balloons as a series of dots.
Photos are best printed onto a light coloured balloon using a dark colour
ink. We can work from either a black & white or colour photo but the
printing will be in one colour.
On latex balloons we can print up to 8 spot (ie,
individual) colours, on foil balloons up to 6 spot colours (can do more,
but the cost makes it prohibitive for less than 5,000). Please
provide colour separated artwork (ie, one piece of artwork for each colour
to be printed – ideally all in black) and a colour composite for
reference. We request at least 2mm separation between colours as
semi-inflated balloons are not exactly a solid printing surface and there
can be fine movement of the balloons between printing screens meaning that
the alignment of colours will not necessarily be exactly the same from one
balloon to the next. Close registration printing is possible but may
involve additional cost; please ask. 4-colour process print is
available but the minimum order is 10,000 latex or 5,000 foils with a
lengthy lead time.
We try to match Pantone colours as close as possible to the
U (uncoated) reference but cannot guarantee an exact match.
The base colour printed upon can affect the finished print colour,
with transparency also a factor on latex balloons.
note that printing onto balloons should not be compared to printing onto