Printing

  1. How do we refill a cartridge without your empty?

    Since closing the shop, we've been asked the same question a number of times, "How do I get my cartridge to you for refilling?". The answer is, we don't need your empty cartridge anymore. We understand this can be a little confusing, so here is how it all works.

    You may remember that in our shop we had a wall of refilled cartridges all boxed up and ready to go. These are the refilled cartridges we sell now. They are refilled, recycled cartridges from a supplier we know and we trust their product. These are good quality, refills that are still far more environmentally friendly than buying new cartridges made from virgin plastic.

    So, in answer to the question, we don’t personally refill your cartridge, our supplier does this, but the process is the same just on a larger scale – drop your old cartridges off at a recycling point (see below for more details) and these are sent to companies who refill and recycle them – they are then supplied to us to sell to you.

  2. How to design print ready artwork

    In this guide we will explain how to create print ready artwork for the printed products we sell on our Print Shop.

    Bleed

    The first thing we are going to cover is bleed. Most of our products need either a 3mm or 5mm bleed (with the exception of double sided banners which need 10mm).

    What is bleed?

    Bleed is the term used for ink that extends past the edge of the page. When graphics continue to the edge of a sheet of paper bleed is required. This is because a commercial printing press cannot print to the edge of a sheet of paper. Instead multiple products are printed on much larger sheets of paper and then cut down to size. On any press/guillotine, there will always be a small amount of movement when a job is printed and cut. If your artwork is only the exact size of the page, you may see a fine white line at the very edge when the page is trimmed. To prevent