The Droitwich Sign & Print Co Limited
Useful Information

We’ve put together some useful bits and pieces of information like FAQs and printing terminology, in case it helps you.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We usually print and bind using A3, A4, A5 or A6. However, we are able to trim products to bespoke sizes between these as required.

Useful printing terms

CMYK: Cyan (blue), Magenta (red), Yellow and K (black) – used as the basic colours in the printing industry.   These four inks are overprinted and combined to produce a very wide range of colours on the page.

Pantone: This is an industry trademark for colour standards, colour reproduction etc and ensures quality control when specific colours, tones or shades are required.

Crop Marks: These are also known as Tick Marks and are the marks placed on the page to indicate the edge of the paper.  They are needed as a guide when cutting documents to their finished size.

Encapsulation: A form of protective enclosure for paper that involves placing the item between two sheets of clear film that are then sealed around all edges.

GSM: This term is used with paper and is an abbreviation for grams per square metre, so gives the weight of the paper.  For example, typical photocopier paper is 80gsm, a good quality letterhead 120gsm, and a postcard around 300gsm.

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