Many of our products can be personalised during the production process so that they fit your business perfectly. Traditionally, custom messages and pictures would be applied to a product after manufacturing, however, to achieve the perfect product with a higher quality finish, we need to apply your design as the product is being made in our factory. To do this, we need to have agreed on the artwork.
Many of our products offer a personalisation or customise option. Should you place an order with this option selected (such as ‘engraved’, ‘headed’ or ‘fully printed’), then your product will need artwork to be created.
Your artwork & our free design service
If you already have artwork, such as a logo or file from a creative agency, this can often be used. However, if you don’t have these types of files, that mean you’ll be working with one of our designers to create artwork.
Regardless of how the artwork is created, the team shall always seek approval from you before we go into manufacturing.
What is artwork?
Artwork is a generic term we use to mean the graphic elements of any design. The design will typically consist of your logo, branding, supporting images and any key messages. The artwork file will be in a specific file format and it’s this file that our printers, cutters and plotters read, hence why it’s important to be correct.
You’ll either have the artwork already, potentially from a prior project or your designers, or you’ll need to use our free design service. Both options will still be quality assured by our print and product teams prior to going into production. Simply tell us your preference from the above options, prior to adding the product to your basket.
The design process
FREE DESIGN SERVICE
Your order will be passed to our design team and they’ll contact you by phone or email to introduce themselves. Working together, you’ll agree on a design (“the proof”) and it’ll be put into production. Generally, we’d expect a few iterations of the design prior to reaching an agreement. The team are likely to ask you about specific messages, fonts, colours and any images that you’d like to see. Rest assured that you’re totally in control throughout the process, meaning the design will only go to production once you have accepted the artwork proof.
Once you’ve placed your order, we’ll need your artwork. The preferred method of sharing is often via email or through a file sharng website. Your designer will be able to assist you with this. Our team will check the technical attributes prior to agreeing on the output with you. This step checks that our machinary printers can produce an optimal graphic for you.
We’ll always ask you to approve the artwork proof prior to production.
MINIMUM TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Our team will transform your base artwork into specialist formats specific to the media; for example, making a representative design for laser engraving from your source PDF or AI file. We’ve found that the best approach is to send us what you have and we’ll get creating!
Our print and design services are managed by our team based in the UK. They are a dedicated team of creative artists, engineers and production managers that are experts in their field of design and manufacturing.
We have invested in the latest print media technology from Japan so that each printed product is finished to a high standard. The engineering that supports our machinery allows us to scale the fulfilment of your products so that they reach your business on time, even at a high velocity.
We offer a free design service as we want to work with everybody that has an idea! Not everybody has a design or product team within their business, so we’ll work with you to reach your goals. There are no minimum orders nor months of waiting for your product to arrive.
We import a small number of ancillary products and component parts but ultimately every product you see that is made of wood, we manufacturer ourselves. So no matter if you want a single personalised product or a regular delivery of printed inserts to each branch of your business across the UK, we can absolutely make it happen for you.
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