Sending in your file for printing.
Once you have placed and paid for your order we will contact you
by email with instructions on how to send your file
electronically. If you decide to post your order on media such
as CD or USB stick then we suggest you use Royal Mail Special
Delivery which costs about £5.00.
How long will it take?
All orders are dealt with on a first come/ first served basis
and usually leave us within 3 days of us receiving your
correctly prepared originals unless lengthy pre-press work is
involved or the order is particularly large or complicated. If
you have a deadline to meet we recommend that you book in your
job by phone or email whereupon we will be able to give you a
definite date for printing.
Please be aware that all prices shown include VAT where
appropriate. In general, booklets and books are zero rated
unless they are designed to be written in. Leaflets sometimes
are and sometimes are not.
Some notes on preparing your file.
Most jobs we receive these days are supplied as PDFs. Many
software applications come with the ability to create a PDF
directly - usually by 'Exporting' or 'Saving As'. There will
usually be a choice of settings (commonly referred to as Low Res
or High Res) and you should make sure you select the highest
resolution possible. Please be aware that this may not be the
default setting. Providing you have also chosen the option to
embed all the fonts then there is nothing else you need to send
us. PDFs sent for print will not be checked so please make sure
they are correct before sending them.
Software Applications :
If you have been unable to create a PDF then we can accept your
native file. Please bear in mind that files supplied this way
will take 1 extra day to process and incur an extra charge.
and Tinted Graphics :
These should be at 300dpi (known as the resolution). Line art
should be scanned in at 1200 dpi. If you do not follow these
requirements the graphic will appear slightly blurred and in the
case of graphics supplied as 72dpi they will appear pixelated.
Be aware that graphics downloaded from someone's web site will
nearly always be 72dpi! and therefore not suitable for printing
and could be subject to copyright.
TIFF, EPS :
We can accept these photographic file formats but bear in mind
that they are not designed for jobs containing text. However,
providing you create them at 300dpi they will usually be clear
enough. Photographic files supplied at 72dpi will print
pixelated and blurred with any text appearing jagged.
Check The Quality Of Your PDF :
If you view your PDF on your screen at 150%, this will give you
a good indication of how crisp and sharp your image will look
when printed. If it looks blurred or pixelated then this is how
it will print.
Bleed and Margins :
Any text or image
go right up to the edge of the sheet and must be kept 5mm or
more from the intended edge.
The page count must always be divisible by 4 (i.e.. 12, 16, 20
pages etc.) and remember that the cover counts as 4 pages for
costing purposes. Any blank pages should be clearly indicated
and are charged for at the normal rate. If you do not show page
numbers in your booklet then please supply a file arranged in
Photo Scanning :
If you are unable to scan to a good standard why not leave exact
gaps in your file where the photos should go. We can then scan
them for you in black & white at a charge of £4 each for the
first 10, thereafter at £3 each.
Free Delivery to most UK address is included and takes 3-5 days.
Delivery to the highlands of Scotland takes 1 extra day. If you
need a faster delivery service this is available at an
additional cost. This does not alter the time it takes to print
Please note that our free delivery service DOES NOT offer
compensation for parcels not received or delayed. We always get
confirmation of despatch.
our Terms & Conditions
as all orders are only accepted on the strict understanding that
these terms and conditions will form the only contract between
yourself and Reflections PhotoGraphic Services.
We produce thousands of
booklets, magazines, newsletters and manuals per year for
Charities, Churches, Business and Corporate users.