Printing Services in Watford, Hertfordshire

Details for Quotations

Letterheads / Compliment slips:

Silk (gsm): 90 100 115 120

Matt (gsm): 80 90 100 115 120

Leaflets A3, A4, A5, A6:

Silk (gsm): 90 100 115 130 150 170 200 250 300 

Matt (gsm): 80 90 100 115 130 150 170 200 250 300 

Gloss (gsm): 115 130 150 170 200 250 300

Business cards:

Silk (gsm): 300

Ivory (gsm): 335


Silk (gsm): 90 100 115 130 150 170 200 

Matt (gsm): 80 90 100 115 130 150 170 200 

Gloss (gsm): 115 130 150 170 200

Posters: A4, A3, A2, A1, A0

Silk (gsm): 180 240 

Matt (gsm): 180 240 

Gloss (gsm): 180 240
Mounting boards:

2mm, 3mm, 5mm, 10mm




Artwork Specification

Please ensure  that artwork supplied is in line with these specifications. Artwork received that is not in line with these specifications may be subject to amend charges. DX Imaging cannot accept responsibility for print errors or late deliveries where artwork has been supplied incorrectly.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on 01923 227644, or click here to email your enquiry.


Files should be supplied including bleed. Print will be returned at the finished sizes. Please ensure all artwork is centred within the document page and that no excess artwork remains on the artboard.


A0 finished size - 1189 x 841 mm
A1 finished size - 841 x 594mm
A2 finished size - 594 x 420mm
A3 finished size - 420 x 297mm
A4 finished size - 297 x 210mm
A5 finished size - 210 x 148.5mm
A6 finished size - 148.5 x 105mm
A7 finished size - 105  x 74mm
A8 finished size - 74 x 52mm
DL finished size - 210mm x 99mm
Business Card  finished size - 55mm x 85mm


All artwork should have 3mm bleed on all sides, text and images should be at least 5mm from the crop marks.


All non-vector artwork should be supplied at 300DPI. PDF’s should be as follows; overall resolution of 2540, individual line art resolution of 1200DPI and individual bitmap resolution of 300DPI.


All colour printing is four colour and files should be created and saved using CMYK process. DX Imaging cannot be held responsible for any unexpected results experienced from artwork supplied in non-CMYK colours. Please remove unused colour swatches from the colour palettes. Do not use Pantone or spot colours unless pre-arranged.


Any fonts that are used should be embedded into PDFs or converted to outlines supplied as Illustrator EPS. If Mac fonts are supplied, please ensure that only the necessary fonts are supplied, including both the postscript and screen fonts.


If using transparency files must be flattened.

Please ensure that no elements of the design are set to overprint unless specifically required. We cannot always check for this and it can generate unexpected results.

Artwork should preferably be created using one of the following programmes; InDesign, Illustrator, Quark Xpress, Photoshop or Acrobat. DX Imaging cannot accept responsibility for any unwanted results from artwork originally generated in any other package, especially ‘office’ programs such as Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Publisher etc.

Artwork should preferably be supplied to us as a PDF, but we can also accept EPS, TIFF, or JPEG format. Alternatively open files can be supplied but please remember to include all fonts and images required.

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