How do I place an order with Minuteman Press?
You can place an order by visiting us at the print centre, by emailing us or uploading your documents via our website. For more information give us a call on 0117 966 5566 and we can discuss your requirements and the best way to proceed.
Is there a minimum order volume or price?
This is completely dependent on the service you require. We have a minimum charge for printing, which is £2.50. However, we will always work with you to find the most cost-effective solution. We also offer discounts for larger volumes or bulk orders.
Can I have my flyer / brochure printed on sustainable or recycled paper?
We take our environmental policy very seriously and recycle 93.4% of all waste generated. In addition to this, we only use stock that has been sourced from sustainable forests managed by European environmental legislation compliant organisations, has been recycled, or a combination. For more information, please see our environmental policy.
What is the largest size print available?
We are able to print on SRA0 paper, which is the largest ISO A paper size. We also offer banner printing for promotional materials.
What is the difference between RGB and CMYK?
RGB stands for the colours red, green, and blue, while CMYK stands for cyan, magenta, yellow, and key (black). As a rule, RGB is used for screens and monitors while the CMYK colour space is used for print.
What format should I provide my work in?
Artwork should be supplied as a high resolution PDF file with 4mm bleed where print is required to the edge. When your document has multiple pages, it should be supplied as one file with pages in consecutive order.
What resolution do my pictures need to be?
The higher the resolution, the better quality a print will be. As a general rule, we recommend print resolution being no lower than 300dpi.
Do you proof and check my artwork before printing it?
We can provide a sub-editing and proofreading service if needed, however, this does not come as standard. If we notice any glaringly obvious mistakes we will get in contact with you before we print your materials, but please make sure you fully proofread your work before you send it to us.
What is Bleed?
Bleed is the ink that prints further than the trimmed edge of the page, to make sure the image extends right to the very edges of the page once printed and trimmed. When setting up artwork, you should always create 4mm of bleed on all edges – this is because there is a small degree of movement when printing and trimming. If you do not include bleed on your artwork, there may be white lines on the edges of your finished materials. For more definitions of commonly used words in printing, please take a look at our design and print glossary.