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Folded Leaflets FAQs

Q. What are folded leaflets?

A. A folded leaflet is a sheet of paper that has been folded in a certain way to display information for advertising or marketing purposes. Half-fold leaflets are folded in half along the centre like a greeting card. Roll fold leaflets are divided into three sections, with outer sections folding over one another. Z fold leaflets differ from roll fold leaflets in that their panels do not overlap.
 

Q. Where would you use folded leaflets?

A. They’re so versatile, so the answer is just about anywhere! Folded leaflets are most commonly used for promotional offers, attention-worthy newsletters or mouth-watering menus.
 

Q. What are the benefits of folded leaflets?

A. Folded leaflets are so versatile, it means that the number of benefits seems endless. However, the key benefits of folded leaflets are that they are a cost-effective marketing tool, there are several types of folds, which means you can get more information onto a large flat page that is then folded to make it smaller and more portable. When you order online with DigitalPrintingIreland.ie, we guarantee a fast turnaround.
 

Q. Why are folded leaflets good for advertising?

A. Folded leaflets are a highly effective advertising tactic because you are able to visually and verbally showcase your product/service to your target market. They are also an extremely cost-effective form of advertising which is small enough to be handed out door to door, and distributed in public.
 

Q. What folding leaflets styles do you offer?

A. The z-fold, roll-fold, half-fold and gate-fold options are available. For more information and to see how these different types of folds work, click here. 
 

Q. I need my folded leaflets ASAP! How fast is your turnaround?

A. Here at DigitalPrintingIreland.ie, we can offer you same day dispatch on folded leaflets if you order by 12 noon. Order now.
 

Q. What paper options do you offer with folded leaflets?

A. We print our folded leaflets on silk coated paper (115gsm - 350gs), gloss coated (115gsm - 350gs) and premium uncoated (100gsm - 350gs).
 

Q. Can I choose a luxury paper for my folded leaflets? 

A. You sure can! We have a comprehensive selection of luxury papers including, Acquerello, Constellation Snow, Laid, Mohawk Felt, Nettuno, Sirio Pearl Oyster, Sirio Pearl Polar Dawn, Splendorgel Avorio and Gesso.
 

Q. What finishes do you offer for folded leaflets?

A. Our folded leaflets are available in a number of finishes including single or double-sided lamination in gloss or matt finish. You can also opt for no lamination. Matt lamination gives a soft, contemporary effect. Adding a gloss lamination gives a higher quality shine finish than printing on gloss paper alone. Lamination is most useful with solid colours or images to enhance their vibrancy or where you want to protect your printed leaflets. 
 

Q. I’m struggling with the layout of my folded leaflet. Do you have any templates that I could download?

A. Of course! Here at DigitalPrintingIreland.ie we provide templates in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and PDF formats. View our templates here, which can be found below the product overview. 
 

Q. How do I supply my artwork?

A. You can supply 1 PDF file as a 2 page flat spread. This is how your job looks when unfolded.  Just remember to check where your folds are.  We also accept multi-page PDF files with all the pages in the correct running order and we will impose the pages into flat spreads ready for print. 
 

Q. Do I need bleed and crop marks on my artwork?

A. Yes, this is very important when producing leaflets. Please provide at least 3mm bleed.
 

Q. Do I need to adhere to certain margins when designing my leaflet?

A. Yes. You will need to allow for a 5mm “Safe Area” from the edge of the page. If you are unsure of the layout and size that you are working with, you can view our free templates to help guide you.
 

Q. Do I need to supply fonts?

A. If you supply a Print Ready PDF then the fonts should be embedded. We might need the fonts when supplying files in other formats.

General Printing FAQs

Q. What is the difference between pages and leaves?

A. A leaf is a sheet of paper and a page is typically a side of paper, So a leaf of paper could be two printed pages (2pp) if double-sided or just one printed page (1pp) if single-sided. 
 

Q. What is Bleed?

A. Ink that prints beyond the trim edge of the page to ensure it extends to the edge of the page after trimming. As there is a degree of movement when printing on any press, you should always create 3mm bleed on all edges where bleed is needed. Supplying your job without bleed may result in white lines when we trim it.
 

Q. What is the difference between CMYK and RGB?

A. CMYK stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black - the inks our Indigo digital presses mix together to make colours on your printed job. RGB stands for Red, Green and Blue - the colours of light a computer screen mixes together to make colours on your screen.
 

Q. What does resolution and DPI mean?

A. All images should be 300 dpi.  DPI is the amount of ink dots per inch; 300 dots per inch is the required standard for printed material. Anything below 200 dpi may not be good enough resolution for printing.
 

Q. I’m not sure if my artwork is correct, what should I do?

A. That’s why we are here. If you are in any doubt or have any questions please contact us and we will be delighted to help you. Or, choose to email your artwork when ordering and tell us in the email what you are unsure about and we will check it out for you. We're experts in digital printing, so you don't have to be!
 

Q. Can I upload an Office file? For example a Word file.

A. Of course, you can, however, we recommend that you save your file as a pdf instead. If you create a pdf from an office program it will save your fonts, images, logos etc that you used to create the file. To do this go to 'File', 'Save As' and change the file format to PDF. If we convert your office file at our end we may not have the exact fonts, there may be elements missing or items could move due to different versions of Microsoft Office, for this reason, we will email you a pdf proof for approval. Your job will be placed on hold pending your response to proceed.
 

Q. How do I supply my artwork? 

A. You can supply 1 pdf file with all the pages in the correct running order. For 2 versions of a double-sided business card you would supply:
Page 1 = front_version1, Page 2 = back_version1, Page 3 = front_version2, Page 4 = back_version2
Alternatively, you could supply 2 pdf files, one for each version.

Stapled Documents FAQs

Q. What is stapled document printing?

A. Stapled document printing is a straightforward printing technique which involves binding together pages using staples along the spine of the document. This type of binding is also known in the print industry as saddle-stitched. 
 

Q. How many pages can be stapled in a printed document?

A. The number of pages in a stapled printed document will depend greatly on the thickness of the paper. Here at DigitalPrintingIreland.ie, we can print and bind together documents containing up to 48 printed pages.
 

Q. Is a page the same as a sheet of paper when printing a stapled document?

A. No.  A sheet of paper has 2 sides, each one of these sides is referred to as a page. 
 

Q. Why can my booklet only be printed per 4 pages? 

A. Your stapled document can only be printed in multiples of 4 pages. When a single A3 sheet is folded in half, it becomes four A4 pages. This is to ensure that no pages fall out of your stapled document. For example, if you choose an A4 size stapled document, that includes 8 pages, from DigitalPrintingIreland.ie, we will print your artwork on two A3 sheets that are then folded and stapled together to make an 8-page booklet. 
 

Q. Where would you use stapled documents? 

A. Stapled documents are the perfect solution for annual reports, magazines, price lists, information guides and brochures. A simple, yet cost-effective way of communicating key messaging in print. 
 

Q. What sizes do you print stapled documents? 

A. We can provide stapled documents in a range of sizes; A4 portrait or landscape, 1/3 A4 portrait, A5 portrait or landscape, and 210 x 210mm square. 
 

Q. What paper options do you offer with stapled documents? 

A. We print stapled documents in silk coated paper (115gsm – 350gsm), gloss coated paper (115gsm – 350gsm) and premium uncoated paper (100gsm – 350gsm).
 

Q. Can I choose a luxury paper for my stapled documents? 

A. Yes, we have a comprehensive selection of luxury papers; Acquerello, Constellation Snow, Laid, Mohawk Felt, Nettuno, Sirio Pearl Oyster, Sirio Pearl Polar Dawn, Splendorgel Avorio or Gesso.
 

Q. What finishes do you offer for stapled documents? 

A. Stapled documents are available in a choice of finishes from single or double-sided lamination in gloss or matt finish, or opt for no lamination. Matt lamination gives a soft, contemporary effect. Adding a gloss lamination gives a higher quality shine finish than printing on gloss paper alone. Lamination is most useful with solid colours or images to enhance their vibrancy or where you want to protect your printed documents. 
 

Q. I’m struggling with the layout of my stapled documents. Do you have any templates that I could download? 

A. Yes. Here at DigitalPrintingIreland.ie, we provide templates in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and PDF formats. View our templates.
 

Q. How do I supply my stapled document artwork?

A. Please supply stapled documents as one multi-page PDF file with all the pages in the correct running order. Include blank pages wherever needed in the running order and remember that your total page count should be divisible by 4.

 

Q. Do I need bleed and crop marks on my artwork?

A. Yes, this is very important when producing books. You should always create 3mm bleed on all edges where bleed is needed.

 

Q. Do I need to adhere to certain margins when designing my book?

A. Yes, ensure you don't place text too close to the edge of the page. As a rule, try to leave at least 5mm of space from the trimmed edge. A common mistake is placing page numbers too close to the edge. If you need help setting your margins you can refer to our templates.
 

Q. Can I print text across the spread of pages in my stapled document? 

A. If you wish to have your text printed across the spread pages of your stapled document, then we recommend that you do not place your text on the centrefold of the spread as your text could disappear underneath the staples or line up incorrectly if your text is small. 
 

Q. What is the fastest possible turnaround on stapled document printing? 

A. Here at DigitalPrintingIreland.ie, we offer our customers same-day despatch (if you order by 12 noon) on all of our booklets including our stapled documents.

Wiro Bound FAQs

Q. What is Wiro Binding?

A. Wiro bound booklets are bound together like a notepad, where a wire is inserted and threaded through small punched holes within the margin of the booklet. Wiro bound, also known as spiral-bound due to the long wire coil, are a very popular and cost-effective binding method which allows you to let your booklet lie completely flat on a table making it ideal for cooking books, instruction manuals or presentations when you need your hands free.
 

Q. What can wiro bound booklets be used for?

A. Wiro bound booklets are ideal for recipe books, annual reports, travel atlas, wall calendars, planners, pocket booklets, manuals, music booklets, guides and other reference materials because of the booklets ability to lie completely flat on a surface and keep your hands free.
 

Q. What are the benefits of using wiro binding for document printing?

A. Wiro-bound document open 360 degrees (cover to cover) which allows them to fold flat and lie flat for easier reference. When opened, the pages of a wiro-bound document rotate around the wire with very little resistance. This binding style works extremely well with index tabs.
 

Q. What does the wiro binding process involve?

A. Wiro binding involves gathering together the pages you wish to bind and punching holes through the cover and pages along the side where the margin of the booklet will be. Next, a strong, durable wire will be inserted and closed through the holes that were made earlier to hold together the booklet.
 

Q. What is the minimum number of pages that can be wiro bound?

A. The minimum number of pages that can be wiro bound together is four. This is because each sheet counts as two pages.
 

Q. What is the maximum number of pages that can be wiro bound?

A. The maximum number of pages that can be wiro bound together will depend on the capacity of the largest wire available and the thickness of the paper being used. Here at DigitalPrintingIreland.ie, the maximum number of pages that we can wiro bound for you is 432 printed sides.
 

Q. What sizes do you print wiro bound documents?

A. We can provide wiro bound documents in sizes A3, A4, A5, 1/3 A4 and 210mm x 210mm square. A3 sizes can only be bound on the short edge.
 

Q. What colour choices are available for wiro bound documents?

A. All of our wiro bound documents are bound together with a black coloured wire.
 

Q. What paper options do you offer with wiro bound documents?

A. We print wiro bound booklets in silk coated paper (115gsm – 350gsm), gloss coated paper (130gsm – 350gsm) and premium uncoated paper (100gsm – 350gsm).
 

Q. Can I choose a luxury paper for my wiro bound documents?

A. Yes, we offer luxury papers in Acquerello, Constellation Snow, Laid, Mohawk Felt, Nettuno, Sirio Pearl Oyster, Sirio Pearl Polar Dawn, Splendorgel Avorio or Gesso.
 

Q. What finishes do you offer for wiro bound documents?

A. There are three finishing options available. Matt lamination gives a soft, contemporary effect. Gloss lamination gives a higher quality shine finish than gloss card. Lamination is most useful with solid colours or images to enhance their vibrancy or where you want to protect your printed documents. However, lamination is not available on luxury papers.
 

Q. I’m struggling with the layout of my wiro bound documents. Do you have any templates that I could download?

A. Yes, we provide templates in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and PDF formats. View our templates here.
 

Q. How do I supply my artwork?

A. You should supply one pdf file with all the pages in the correct running order. Please see our Print-Ready PDF guide for more information.
 

Q. Do I need bleed and crop marks on my artwork?

A. Yes, this is very important when producing wiro bound booklets. Please provide at least 3mm bleed on all edges. For more information, see Bleed Explained guide.
 

Q. Do I need to adhere to certain margins when designing my wiro bound documents?

A. When designing a wiro bound book, please ensure that all-important content and text is kept to a minimum of 12mm from the bound edge of each page. This would be the left-hand side for right-hand pages and the right-hand side for left-hand pages.
 

Q. Do I need to supply fonts?

A. If you supply us with a print-ready pdf then the fonts should be embedded. However, we might require fonts when supplying files in other formats.

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