FAQ’s

Payment

Payment Options:

Card Payment over the telephone

Payment can be made over the phone with Mastercard or Visa by calling 03 9808 8606 Note our office hours are Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm

 

Bank Transfer

Allow 2 days for transaction to register in our account

Bank Details:

Baron Printing Melbourne P/L

BSB: 033 038

ACCT No.: 25 3469

To avoid delays in tracking your payment please quote your invoice reference number on your bank remittance

 

Cheque Payment

Allow up to 5 working days for your cheque to clear – once cleared your order will go into production.

Please make cheques payable to: Baron Printing Melbourne P/L

And post to:

PRINT BARON

113 Highbury Road

Burwood VIC 3125

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Instructions for paying over the phone, by bank transfer or cheque

You will need to email us with your order, include your full contact details and delivery address using mailto:admin@printbaron.com.au

We will confirm your order and send an invoice reference number, payment is then required using the payment option of your choice.

Upload your artwork using email or, for larger files, dropbox or Hightail.

When your payment has been processed you will receive an electronic proof of your file to check, once approved your order will go into production.

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Artwork Specs

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU:

PDF FILES

Use PDF version 1.4 ensuring all files are flattened.

Two sided artwork to be supplied in a 2 page PDF – 1 file containing 2 pages. Page 1 will be considered the front and page 2 the reverse. Page 1 will be considered the outside and page 2 the inside on a folded leaflet.
Booklets need to be supplied as ‘1 up’ pages, not spreads or ‘printer’s pairs’. Pages must be in sequential order starting with the front cover as page 1 and the back of the cover as the last page. e.g. 12pp booklet = 1 PDF containing 12 pages – not 12 separate PDFs.

Artwork to be supplied ‘1 Up’ at the correct size (with bleed and trim marks if needed) E.g. Don’t supply a PDF with a business card set in the middle of an A4 size document unless you actually want it to be printed as an A4 size document.

Colour is CMYK not RGB Spot colour is only used for invoice books/pads, envelopes and spot silver business cards.

Bleed 2mm for business cards and magnets 3mm for Spot Silver or UV business cards 3mm for leaflets and other stationery 5mm for booklets, presentation folders and banners

Internal Bleed 4mm is the safest distance from the trim edge 10mm for booklets and banners To minimise booklet creep you may need to use progressive margins

Trim Marks Offset trim marks by 3mm None needed for business cards, presentation folders or magnets

Make sure artwork is centred within the document

Embed or outline fonts

Hairline rules should be at least 0.3pt

Set Black Text at 100% K only. Set Black as a background colour at 60% C, 50% M, 50% Y, 100% K to give good solid coverage. Total combined ink density of your artwork should be 300 – 340% max.
Images must be CMYK – not RGB or LAB Convert to cmyk before embedding into your document. Minimum resolution is 300dpi at 100%

Before sending your file open and check all your pages for any errors that may have occurred when converting the original document to PDF.

Other file formats we accept are:
Illustrator (.ai) Convert all text to ‘outlines’ and embed all images. All colours need to be CMYK – don’t mix with spot colours. Save as an .eps file.
InDesign (.indd) Please use the ‘Package’ option in the ‘File’ menu. Check it has included all the images and fonts then Zip (using ‘compress’ in file menu) before sending.
Photoshop (.psd) All colours and images need to be CMYK not RGB and set at 300dpi
Word – Publisher – Powerpoint – Excel These files are not normally good for full colour printing and are unpredictable. They are normally in an RGB colour format which is great for viewing on screen but not good for printing. We can often convert them to the correct cmyk format but your colours will change, looking dirty or dark. Fonts can be slightly different from one PC to another and can throw out the formatting or may substitute to a default font with undesirable results. However, we can usually use these files without problems for general photocopying or digital colour printing – if you can, please PDF them, making sure you embed the fonts. Printed colours are often different to what you see on screen – for example a very bright lime green may turn into a dark forest green. We will check your file to see if it is usable and contact you if you need to have it re-designed. Allow extra time if supplying in these formats.

Laser Cutting

LaserCuttingLaser cutting is a technology that uses a laser to cut materials, and is typically used for industrial manufacturing applications, but is also starting to be used by schools, small businesses, and hobbyists. Laser cutting works by directing the output of a high-power laser, by computer, at the material to be cut. The material then either melts, burns, vaporizes away, or is blown away by a jet of gas, leaving an edge with a high-quality surface finish. Industrial CO2 laser cutters are used to etch the surfaces of materials to reveal substrates underneath. Laser cutters can produce much more intricate work than traditional die cutting.

Digital Printing

Ricoh_ProC901Digital printing refers to methods of printing from a digital-based image directly to a variety of media. It usually refers to professional printing where small-run jobs from desktop publishing and other digital sources are printed using large-format and/or high-volume laser or inkjet printers. Digital printing has a higher cost per page than more traditional offset printing methods, but this price is usually offset by avoiding the cost of all the technical steps required to make printing plates. It also allows for on-demand printing, short turnaround time, and even a modification of the image (variable data) used for each impression The savings in labor and the ever-increasing capability of digital presses means that digital printing is reaching the point where it can match or supersede offset printing technology’s ability to produce larger print runs of several thousand sheets at a low price.

Offset printing

Printmaster-GTO-52-2Offset printing is a commonly used printing technique in which the inked image is transferred (or “offset”) from a plate to a rubber blanket, then to the printing surface. When used in combination with the lithographic process, which is based on the repulsion of oil and water, the offset technique employs a flat (planographic) image carrier on which the image to be printed obtains ink from ink rollers, while the non-printing area attracts a water-based film (called “fountain solution”), keeping the non-printing areas ink-free.