BOOK AND BOOKLET PRINTING

Book Printing hints

 

 

Supply two PDF files: one for the entire body of the book, and one for the cover (even if we are altering the cover for production). If you are unable to supply a single body file, we can merge multiple files for an extra charge.

 

Important note: The print file you supply should be totally ready for printing, as is. All proof reading and corrections should be complete before submitting the file. We will produce a hard copy Print Proof, but the Print Proof is just to make sure there are no printing technical errors. Do not re-read it and look for typos and mistakes. If something glaring and major does stick out, we can make corrections and produce a new print proof, but this is very expensive and will affect the production schedule and your deadline.

DELIVERY INFO

Delivery time is in addition to production time. Once a job leaves by courier, it’s beyond our control.

STANDARD: 2 – 7 business days
Courier to metro and capital cities. Many deliveries in 1-3 days. Rural and remote destinations take longer, and may cost more.

EXPRESS : 2 - 4 business day
To capital cities and major regional centres. Rural and remote destinations take longer and may cost more. Express dispatch are at 2.00pm daily.

SAME DAY DELIVERY:
Please contact our friendly staff for details on this service.

NOTE: For security, Unattended Deliveries are at the driver’s discretion. To avoid re-delivery fees, make sure someone is available to receive the package.

CLICK and COLLECT
Order online and we will contact you when your order is ready to collect.
Available Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings 9am - 12pm. (Not available on Public Holidays.)

PRINT DELIVERY DISPATCH
Work completed before 10:00am is shipped same business day.
Work completed after 10:00am is shipped next business day.
Completed Same Day and Next Day orders will be collected by courier on the next pickup cycle (Standard or Express).

Deliveries are between between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm from Monday to Friday. Deliveries not available on weekends or public holidays.

The allBIZ team, along with our delivery partners, make every reasonable and professional effort to have your job delivered on time. But sometimes really big things happen that we can’t control. Things like website failure, a power outage, a natural disaster, or an attack by Godzilla*.

If something beyond our control does happen, we will make every reasonable effort to have your order to you as soon as possible. Our team are happy to provide tracking information and estimated delivery time on request.

 

*Godzilla attacks are very rare nowadays. Hardly worth mentioning.

 

ONLINE ACCOUNT AND FILES

  • go to MY ACCOUNT / PAST ORDERS
  • select the order
  • click on VIEW DETAILS
  • click ORDER HISTORY DETAILS tab

You can re-order jobs here, and leave or respond to comments about current jobs.

TO UPLOAD A NEW FILE

  • go to MY ACCOUNT / PAST ORDERS
  • select the order
  • click on VIEW DETAILS
  • click ORDER HISTORY DETAILS tab
  • click SELECT FILE, navigate to it on your computer, and then hit SUBMIT


Or you can email a new file to upload@allbizsupplies.biz. Use your order number as the subject. NOTE: this email address is automated for files only. It is NOT read by humans. To leave comments, log in to your account:

  • go to MY ACCOUNT / PAST ORDERS
  • select the order
  • click on VIEW DETAILS
  • click ORDER HISTORY DETAILS tab and read/leave comments

 

For Help Guides, go to the product you ordered and click the ARTWORK TEMPLATE tab. Jobs need:

  • to be in PDF format (PDF/X-1a is better)
  • FONTS embedded (or converted to Curves/Paths/Outlines )
  • IMAGES 600 to 300ppi (less resolution and they will print fuzzy and blocky)
  • CMYK colour only (do not use RGB or Spot colour or mix them)
  • FLATTEN transparencies/layers (or you will get odd stripes/blocks)
  • BLEED - 3mm, and 3mm Safe Area away from edge
  • TRIM MARKS and TRIM BOX (bleed jobs) - set to final cut size (or your job will be cut wrong)


(If you had a professional create artwork for you, the above basic standards should have been included. Your graphic artist can easily correct any inadvertent errors.)

IF YOU USED THE ONLINE DESIGN STUDIO

    • go to MY ACCOUNT then PORTFOLIO
    • select the order, click EDIT
    • EDIT using the online editor Designer Studio
    • CLICK “CONTINUE” (shopping cart in upper right)
    • NAME the artwork the original name and add “Version2/etc.” so we know it is new
    • TICK “I agree” and CLICK “CHECKOUT”
    • DO NOT complete the order, just leave the order in the shopping cart and log out.

 

For Help Guides, go to the product you ordered and click the ARTWORK TEMPLATE tab. Jobs need:

  • to be in PDF format (PDF/X-1a is better)
  • FONTS embedded (or converted to Curves/Paths/Outlines )
  • IMAGES 600 to 300ppi (less resolution and they will print fuzzy and blocky)
  • CMYK colour only (do not use RGB or Spot colour or mix them)
  • FLATTEN transparencies/layers (or you will get odd stripes/blocks)
  • BLEED - 3mm, and 3mm Safe Area away from edge
  • TRIM MARKS and TRIM BOX (bleed jobs) - set to final cut size (or your job will be cut wrong)


(If you had a professional create artwork for you, the above basic standards should have been included. Your graphic artist can easily correct any inadvertent errors.)

If you paid a graphic artist, demand the file be corrected. You have paid for a professional file that meets basic international standards. Jobs need:

  • to be in PDF format (PDF/X-1a is better)
  • FONTS embedded (or converted to Curves/Paths/Outlines )
  • IMAGES 600 to 300ppi (less resolution and they will print fuzzy and blocky)
  • CMYK colour only (do not use RGB or Spot colour or mix them)
  • FLATTEN transparencies/layers (or you will get odd stripes/blocks)
  • BLEED - 3mm, and 3mm Safe Area away from edge
  • TRIM MARKS and TRIM BOX (bleed jobs) - set to final cut size (or your job will be cut wrong)



    TO UPLOAD A NEW FILE

  • go to MY ACCOUNT / PAST ORDERS
  • select the order
  • click on VIEW DETAILS
  • click ORDER HISTORY DETAILS tab
  • click SELECT FILE, navigate to it on your computer, and then hit SUBMIT

PRINTING HINTS

Our skilled graphic designers specialise in refreshing and fixing your files and logos making them print-ready for products of all types and sizes. We can check you file, identify any inadvertent errors and offer solutions including recreating or fixing your files. Prices start from $16.50

 

Slight irregularities occur normally in the surfaces of linen, textured and natural stocks which affects the evenness of the printing process. This should not be regarded as defects in the stock or print finish.

SPECIAL PDF Files: Fillable Forms and Editable Files

 

 

PDF fillable forms are forms that can be filled in onscreen by keyboard and mouse clicks. Editable PDF files are similar, but instead of looking like a form, they allow blocks of text to be edited by a PDF reader, or sometimes, online with a web browser.

 

Both PDF types are very useful, but often make very bad masters for professional print. Both types of changeable PDF can completely drop the editable information when printed, or print out odd characters instead of text.

 

Make sure your print files are NOT forms or editable files. If you have a PDF writer, open the editable file and choose “print,” which actually makes a PDF. The resulting PDF may (or may not...) drop all of the editable features.

 

If you can’t get rid of the editable features, send us the file. We have professional software that can help pull out the edit features (starts at $16.50).

 

We sure do!

1 - Product Help Guides
Our guides have all the info you need if you are familiar with graphic art. Go to the product you are interested in and click the ARTWORK TEMPLATE tab.

2 – FAQ
Many common questions are answered in the FAQ, such as bleed, trim, resolution, etc.

Jobs need:

  • to be in PDF format (PDF/X-1a is better)
  • FONTS embedded (or converted to Curves/Paths/Outlines )
  • IMAGES 600 to 300ppi (less resolution and they will print fuzzy and blocky)
  • CMYK colour only (do not use RGB or Spot colour or mix them)
  • FLATTEN transparencies/layers (or you will get odd stripes/blocks)
  • BLEED - 3mm, and 3mm Safe Area away from edge
  • TRIM MARKS and TRIM BOX (bleed jobs) - set to final cut size (or your job will be cut wrong)


3 – Online Design Studio
Our easy to use studio lets you be as creative as you want. You have a choice of fonts, lines and shapes, colours, and images (a selection from our own online library and your own images).

4 - Templates
Many of our products have a wide range of pre-made templates to choose from. Customise with your own information (and even change colour, fonts, and move elements about).

5 – The allBIZ Graphic Team
If art and pre-press are a mystery, we can either make your files print ready, or create from scratch. Prices start at $16.50.



 

Add a minimum of 3mm bleed ( extra image ) on all sides of your design. This will be trimmed off after your page has been printed. This ensures your document will show no white lines or borders on your page.

A screen image is made of light and will look bright and sharp.  A printed image is made from ink/toner,  so it is darker.

 

MORE INFORMATION

Screen images are made from tiny squares or sometimes rectangles, called pixels(“picture elements”). Each pixel can be almost any colour and any intensity, making a screen image seem to have great detail and shading. Screen resolution is properly called PPI, for Pixels Per Inch. Printed images are made from dots of toner or ink. Each dot can only be either Cyan,Magenta, Yellow, or Black. There is no other colour choice, and there is only one intensity. Where a screen can display a light grey pixel (by mixing RGB colours), a printer can only plop down a black dot. To get grey, the printer has to put small dots of black with empty space between them, to give the illusion of grey. Print resolution is properly called DPI, for Dots Per Inch.

 

SHORT ANSWER

A computer monitor/TV screen doesn’t need much picture information to look sharp. The average resolution for a screen image is 96dpi (dots per inch). A printer works completely differently, and needs 300dpi to print crisp images.

 

MORE INFORMATION

Screen images are made from tiny squares or sometimes rectangles, called pixels(“picture elements”). Each pixel can be almost any colour and any intensity, making a screen image seem to have great detail and shading. Screen resolution is properly called PPI, for Pixels Per Inch. Printed images are made from dots of toner or ink. Each dot can only be either Cyan,Magenta, Yellow, or Black. There is no other colour choice, and there is only one intensity. Where a screen can display a light grey pixel (by mixing RGB colours), a printer can only plop down a black dot. To get grey, the printer has to put small dots of black with empty space between them, to give the illusion of grey. Print resolution is properly called DPI, for Dots Per Inch.

Enlarge an image to twice the size and it will be half as sharp (very blurry).Reduce and image to half the size, and it will be twice as sharp.

The image has been squeezed in one dimension (in this case width). When changing a picture size make sure it changes proportionally (height and width change together).

The camera may have defaulted to the lowest resolution or been set to fit as many photos as the memory can hold. This is handy for fitting heaps of images, but quality is sacrificed. Set the camera to a higher (or even the highest) resolution. Your file sizes will be much larger, but your photos will print sharper.

Maybe. It depends on the original. Often the original format won't have the detail and info we need. It is physically possible to change file formats, but it may not help or be useable.

PRINTING

 We offer the option of dropping in and discussing your printing options with our printing team or sending your files by email or web.


Emailing: email your files to print@allbizsupplies.biz. For best results please send your files in PDF format. Don’t forget to include your contact details and print requirements.

Sending bigger files: for larger files we recommend using a cloud-based file transfer service like wetransfer.com.

Instore: Our printing team are available to discuss your printing needs from 8.00am to 6.00 pm Monday to Friday at our Lonsdale store.

Artwork Guidelines
We will print your files as supplied. We rely on our customers to ensure that the file supplied for their job is correct for print. Please MAKE SURE your file is print ready and meets industry job specs. Sometimes important bits are missing or not quite right so we always recommend “Get a Hardcopy Proof”. Your document might look good on screen, but screen does not equal print (they work differently), to avoid disappointment please get a hardcopy proof.
Read our product help guides and general print FAQ so you can supply print ready PDF files. (Each of our online products has a help guide)
For best results, use professional vector programs like Illustrator, CorelDraw, or similar. Home programs like MS Word and Publisher don’t have the right tools or colour palette. MS Excel is for spreadsheets. MS PowerPoint is for screen slideshows. Photoshop is for editing bitmap images.

Common job-ruining problems:
•    Fuzzy and jaggy images (low resolution)
•    Wrong art for the product
•    No bleed
•    No trim marks

BLEED: any object that goes right to the edge of the document. The object must actually go BEYOND the finished size by at least 2-3mm (“bleed over” the edge).

Not an expert or need help? No worries! We can create your artwork for an hourly charge.

 

We offer Digital, Offset, Wide format and Signage printing


Digital Printing: Digital printing is printed direct from a digital-based image on to a variety of media including papers and card to banner, vinyl and fabrics. Digital printing refers to a CMYK filter process printed in laser or inkjet.
Pros: Digital printing offers great quality, quick turnarounds, economy and flexibility especially variable data and small run quantities. Digital printing is perfect for photos, designs and images.
Note: Tight edge registration (details close to edges) can be lossy and RGB, fluro or spot colours cannot be emulated with digital printing.


Offset Printing: This traditional printing technique uses plates to transfer an inked area onto a blanket (rubber or acrylic) then onto the print material. Specific ink colours are custom mixed.
Pros:   Offset printing provides the highest print quality and accuracy with crisp colour matching. Crisp colours are all achieved including fluro, speciality and metallic inks. Offset printing suits an extensive range of stocks and finishes including metals, wood and plastic.
Note: Offset printing has a large “setup costs” making small print runs expensive but becomes very economical as print volumes increase.

 

Eco Solvent Wide Format Printing: Our wide format printing technique uses Eco SX ink printed on quality banner and vinyl self-adhesive labels materials to deliver unmatched performance for indoor and outdoor signage applications.  ECO SX ink get the longest outdoor durability of any ink type in the market place so will last longer outdoors than latex or any other eco solvent or UV inks.

 

Large Wide Format Printing: This highly versatile large-format (poster) printing system delivers high-quality photo and fine art printing on a range of poster and display media up 1165mm wide. Delivering exceptional quality with smooth gradations our poster printing is designed for dramatic photographic expression as well as detailed colour reproduction. Our ink is specially formulated to offer better scratch resistance, superb black reproduction, and exceptional colour stability.

 

 

We always print and supply our products in as short a turnaround as possible but production times vary for all products. If you have a specific timeline please inform our team to enable them to best help you.

Print while you wait: We offer a while you wait printing service instore for general printing, Photocopying, Plans, Posters and Banners.

Same day service:  We offer same day printing service for a range of products including Flyers, Posters, Plans, Banners, Documents and Business Cards. Order received before 10am will be ready for dispatch or collection the same afternoon.

Next day service: We offer a next day printing service for a range of products including Flyers, Posters, Banners, Documents and Business Cards. Print ready art received before 2.00 pm will be ready to dispatch or collect next day.

Standard: 2 – 7 business days: The turn round time for most of our printing including most Business cards, Booklets, Flyers, Signs, Banners and Posters is from 2 – 7 working days.

Plus Turnaround: 5 – 20 business days: Larger orders, Flags, Large Signage, Heavy Duty Banners, Speciality Business Cards, NCR Books, Promotional Products, Fishing Brag Mats and Book Publishing are a few of our products that require a little longer to produce. If you have a specific timeline please inform our team to enable them to best help you.

NCR (No Carbon Required/Carbonless) books are available as books with a hard or soft cover, or pads with a soft cover. Options include wrap-around writing shield (so you don't accidentally make a bazillion copies of the page!), numbering, duplicate, triplicate, and quadruplicate, sets of 50 or 100, coloured paper, perfing, and more. Hard covers are durable and come in four colours, in either a diamond or croc pattern (depending on stock availablity). Soft covers are lightweight and easy for left handers, and come in five colours.

LABELS

Label Stock

 

Paper Gloss Strong Self Adhesive Permanent Labels

Permanent gloss coated paper with super strong adhesion.

Long lasting permanent super strong adhesive labels for all uses including glass, plastic, metal and paper surfaces. This permanent label becomes water resistant once printed.

This super strong adhesive gloss coated label stock printed in high resolution on our digital presses offer excellent colour and durability. Gloss permanent label stock is an ideal choice for internal applications, glass, metal & product stickers.

Rated: Durability medium – long term internal

Conformability: good

Stability: very good

Adhesion: very strong

 

Vinyl Monomeric Self Adhesive Durable

This high quality film is suitable for short-term external applications and long-term internal uses.

Vinyl monomeric vinyl offers high resolution printing with excellent colour & durability

Economical 2 year  monomeric vinyl partnered with our UV solvent inks and high resolution printing offer excellent colour and outdoor durability. With up to 2 years exterior life our Monomeric vinyl is an ideal choice for short term external use, internal applications, and glass, metal & product stickers

Rated: Durability long term internal and 2 year maximum outdoor lifespan

Conformability: very good

Stability: very good

Adhesion: very strong
Available in: White Gloss or Matt finish and Clear gloss
Add a laminate finish to protect the print from scuffing & increase the longevity of your labels

Vinyl Polymeric Self Adhesive Heavy Duty

This high quality film is suitable for medium- long term external applications and longer-term internal applications.

Vinyl Polymeric offers high resolution printing with excellent colour & durability

Heavy duty 5 year external high performance polymeric vinyl partnered with our UV solvent inks and high resolution printing offer excellent colour and outdoor durability and is less prone to shrinkage. A popular choice for exterior applications on flat or slightly curved surfaces, long life internal uses, heavy duty product labels, metal, glass and plastic applications.

Rated: Durability long term internal and 5 year maximum outdoor lifespan

Conformability: excellent

Stability: excellent

Adhesion: very strong
Available in: White Gloss or Matt finish and Clear gloss
Add a laminate finish to protect the print from scuffing & increase the longevity of your labels

 

Synthetic Polylazer Clear Self Adhesive

This waterproof crystal clear label is suitable for short-term external applications and long-term internal use. Polyclear offers high resolution printing with excellent colour & durability. We suggest smudge testing for cosmetic & chemical product use.

Economical 2 year + polyclear partnered with our high resolution digital printing offer excellent colour and heat & water resistant properties. With up to 2 years exterior life our polyclear is an ideal choice for short term external use, internal applications, and glass, metal & product stickers.

Rated: Durability long term internal and 2 year maximum outdoor lifespan
Conformability: good: (we suggest smudge testing for cosmetic & chemical product use)
Stability: good
Adhesion: strong
Laminate finish not available

allBIZ Label Stock Uses

Paper Gloss

Paper Gloss Strong Self Adhesive Permanent labels & stickers. coated

This stock is an ideal choice for internal applications including

Glass and plastic: jars, bottles, wine bottles, food jams & condiments, party & gift bags

Skincare, body care, cosmetics & beauty products.

Candles, toys, gifts, Bonbonniere, wood, metal & product stickers.

This permanent label becomes water resistant once printed.

Vinyl Monomeric Self Adhesive – extremely Durable

 

This high quality film is water and fade proof suitable for short-term external applications and long-term internal uses. Available in gloss white & clear stock.

This is an ideal choice for labelling jars, bottles, skin & body products where shower or water proof is a necessity

Glass and plastic: jars, bottles, wine bottles, food jams & condiments.

Skin care, body care, cosmetics & beauty products.

Candles, Toys, gifts, Bonbonniere, wood, metal & product stickers.

All trade, industrial and commercial uses.

This permanent label is long lasting and waterproof

Vinyl Polymeric Self Adhesive Heavy Duty

 

This high quality film is water and fade proof with a long external life suitable for long-term external internal applications. Available in white & clear stock.

All trade, industrial and commercial uses including, electrical, plumbing, general sign age and display

Corflute, A frames, windows and general signage.

Bikes, boats, vehicles, trailers and building signs

Glass and plastic, candles, bumper stickers, wood, metal & commercial product stickers.

This permanent label is long lasting UV and waterproof

Add a laminated finish to prevent scuffing.

 

Tests should always be conducted to ensure the label type suits the entire end use application criteria. By ordering a proof a sample of label material can be supplied for testing.


 

Vinyl life is affected by environment, temperature, humidity, wear, and the surface condition at installation.

For the best results:

SURFACE MUST BE CLEAN: for installation the surface must be free of dirt, grease, oil, chemicals and any barriers to good adhesion.

SURFACE MUST BE SMOOTH: vinyl will not stick to rough or uneven surfaces.

PAINT MATTERS: Vinyl can be applied to either enamel or latex painted walls, but the best surface for adhesion is semi-gloss enamel. Latex mat and semi-mat are more porous, and over time matting agents may migrate to the surface and interfere with adhesion.

Vinyl will not stick to paint containing Teflon or silicone (washable and stain-free), or VOC-free (Volatile Organic Compound) “green” paints.

Paint must be fully cured before vinyl installation.
It is best to let paint dry one to two months before vinyl application, otherwise the paint curing willinterfere with the vinyl adhesive.

CLEANING: wipe your vinyl with a chemical-free damp cloth.

 

VINYL AND SIGNS

Car Vinyl Aftercare
DO

Hand wash your vehicle regularly with a soft cloth and car wash soap (non abrasive)
Dry the vehicle with a soft cloth to avoid water spots, which can be damaging
Park under cover when possible


DO NOT

Use solvents
Wash with anything that can scratch (brushes, car washes with bristles, etc.)
Wash the vehicle in direct sunlight or extreme temperatures
Park under trees for long periods (sap and bird droppings) if possible

Car Vinyl Preparation

WASH your vehicle with detergent and water one day before installation. The vehicle must be free of grease, wax, silicone, and anything that will prevent good vinyl adhesion.

If any vinyl is going near the wheel wells, they must be cleaned too (grease and road dirt can migrate and affect edges).

Do not use an ammonia-based glass cleaner on windows (residue can affect adhesion).

Important Vinyl Information

 

 

In general, printed vinyl needs to cure before it can be used or put through finishing steps like mounting or laminating. Solvent based inks need to “out gas,” and the vinyl itself needs time to regain dimensional stability and hardness after going through the printing process.

 

If you don’t wait, the vinyl can weaken and last only a fraction of its normal life. If laminated too soon, the gas coming off the ink will be trapped. The gas can react with the laminate adhesive, and ruin the work.

 

The minimum professional standard cure time recommended by equipment and material manufacturers for solvent inks is 48 hours. Temperature, humidity, and vinyl stock affect cure time and can easily make it 48 to 72 hours.

 

No one using quality solvent inks can provide vinyl “same day.”

 

Vinyl life is affected by environment, temperature, humidity, wear, and the surface condition at installation.

For the best results:

SURFACE MUST BE CLEAN: for installation the surface must be free of dirt, grease, oil, chemicals
and any barriers to good adhesion.

SURFACE MUST BE SMOOTH: vinyl will not stick to rough or uneven surfaces.

PAINT MATTERS: Vinyl can be applied to either enamel or latex painted walls, but the best surface for adhesion is semi-gloss enamel. Latex mat and semi-mat are more porous, and over time matting agents may migrate to the surface and interfere with adhesion.

Vinyl will not stick to paint containing Teflon or silicone (washable and stain-free), or VOC-free (Volatile Organic Compound) “green” paints.

Paint must be fully cured before vinyl installation.
It is best to let paint dry one to two months before vinyl application, otherwise the paint curing will interfere with the vinyl adhesive.

CLEANING: wipe your vinyl with a chemical-free damp cloth.