Print Tips

Print Tips

Quick and useful print tips to help you get the most out of your printing. Bleed – and it’s not about runny red stuff Bleed is any image, text or background which extends right to or beyond the cut edge of…

No more typo tears

No more typo tears

Here are some simple steps to disaster free proofreading. I’ve enjoyed numerous trips to SE Asia in the last few years, and had loads of fun finding typos on signage, menus and brochures. It’s all part of the experience in developing…

Australian Paper Sizes

Australian Paper Sizes

Sizes below are the common formats used in print production in Australia. Using standard sizing allows for efficient utilization of paper, and matching to standard envelopes and packaging. That said, there are good arguments for using custom shapes and sizing –…

Paper Weights – gsm and all that

Paper Weights – gsm and all that

Australia uses metric paper measurement. Paper and card stocks are graded according to gsm (grams per square metre). A higher gsm means a heavier/thicker stock. Papers are generally 60 to 180gsm, card stocks range from 200gsm up. Basic Laser Bond (Copy…