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Top ten things that graphic designers need to know, to design for print

When it comes to designing for print, there are some basic things that you need to know, and if you do, your printer will love you for it. Here are our top ten.

1. True Black.

When you’re designing, and you pick black, even when working in CMYK, it reverts to *almost* black, (#000000 or 75/68/67/90 in CMYK) a default in the colour picker. When this almost black goes to print it comes out looking grey, which means unhappy clients.

Here’s the solution. Go to the colour picker, and change the CMYK values to C50 M40 Y40 K100. True black for print, every time.


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New You Tube Channel

We have two shiny videos to showcase on our new You Tube channel. Just click here to go to the channel.

We have two videos on offer, one promotional video that shows the ins and outs of Artisan. The second shows our new 'Complete School Solution'. Have a peek and let us know what you think!

Winners in Finishing

award pic 330x210We are very excited to announce that we have been awarded a prestigious award from the Print, Design & Marketing Awards. Artisan was given winner in the category of Finishing.

For those not in the know, Finishing, in the printing process, is the general term for trimming, folding, binding and other post-production processes of paper handling and printing.

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Artisan Complete School Solutions

Artisan Complete School Solutions is a bespoke service offering a complete and dedicated solution for the whole of the schools marketing material.

Artisan has worked closely with many local schools and colleges from St Hughs Primary School, and Cokethorpe School, to Oxford Colleges such as Oriel, Keble and Pembroke but to mention a few.

We offer a complete in house service from open day banners, term calendars, prospectuses, tour brochures, year books, direct mailing and much more.

Everything is produced in house to enable complete control of deadlines, cost and delivery as we are well aware of the end of term deadline dates for many items.

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