Whether you’re an experienced designer or supplying artwork for the first time, preparing your new design for print may seem complicated. That’s why we want to give you all the help and guidance you need to make sure your online printing experience is simple and stress free. Here is the process step by step, so you can be sure that your artwork is perfect for print.
Your first step
Simply go on to the digitalprintingireland.ie website. Our templates page clearly lays out each step and is easy to follow. You’ll see all our products, from promotional materials through to outdoor advertising. Whatever you’re printing, you’ll find the template here.
Download your file
You’ll see a choice of formats; pdf, Illustrator or Indesign. Just click on the icon to see and download a template for the size you need. The template will clearly show you the safe print area, trimmed size and bleed area.
Upload your finished artwork file
Once you’re happy with your artwork, just upload the file and place your order. Once you’ve uploaded your file, it goes through an automated check before it goes to print. If there are any issues picked up, we’ll contact you immediately and help you put it right and you can contact our expert team at any time. We’re always happy to offer help and advice.
Have your printed job delivered to your door
Our online printing service includes and extensive range of delivery options, including tracked delivery options and next day express. They’re all on our website so have a look and see which option suits you best.
Some things to remember:
Add bleed where required
Our templates show the print, trim and bleed areas. Bleed is the area outside the final trimmed size of the job. Any colours, graphics or images which go to the edge of your artwork should extend 3mm over the final trimmed size. This means that you won’t see a fine white line at the edge of the printed job. Do remember to keep any important text or information 5mm from the edge of the page in the ‘safe area’, as shown on the template.
Outline or embed all fonts
Even fonts which look great on your screen may not print correctly unless you embed or outline them in your final artwork.
Make sure pictures (images) are suitable for printing
Images must be at a resolution of at least 300dpi at 100% size. Your image might look fine on screen, but anything less than 300dpi will look blurred or pixilated in print. If you’re not sure about any of your pics, simply contact our team who’ll advise you on what’s best for online printing.
Supply your artwork as four colour process, CMYK artwork
We print in CMYK. If your artwork isn’t in CMYK we’ll convert it for you, but some colours may look washed out or slightly different from those you see on screen. Online printing really is easy with Digitalprintingireland.ie.
You can do it all on our website; from choosing your product, to organising delivery. Our team has the experience and expertise to ensure that your printed job is everything you expect and we pride ourselves on our customer service.