Need advice on a print solution for an unusual project
Posted 05.01.2015 @ 9.05PM
I have an infographic I want to turn into a double-sided concertina folded mailout to prospective internship opportunities and the scale of the graphic is a bit problematic. The **dimension** is 1200 x 150 mm. I've talked to one printer about it and he doesn't have the facilities to be able to do it. I also talked with Officeworks and they can print to any dimension but only single-sided.
Does anyone know of a printer that can print this unusual dimension double sided?
And there's one other issue I'm a bit worried about: cracks forming at the folds because it's a full page bleed. Is this idea too rife with problems?
Could you print it at 1200 x 300 and fold it in half? You will get cracking (especially on the black areas at the bottom).
I would suggest looking for a plan printer and running it on less than 90gsm paper so it will fold down ok.
I had a similar size print done when I was applying for jobs and printed it on a plotter (single sided digital like they would print at Officeworks). I couldn't fold it at all because it was on a synthetic stock - what a disaster. Ended up not using it which was an expensive decision as a student!!
Thanks Underdog and Scotty and you're welcome Cheli :-)
I plan on doing a short run of about 30 so litho is looking costly.
Plan printing sounds interesting but from what I've read it's only used for drafts and architecture plans etc. I called up a printer about doing a full page colour bleed and he said I should be looking at a poster print.
Plotter is the closest I've come to a solution but I can't find where to get it done double-sided and I'm really worried it would look unprofessional if I sent through a cracked up mailout.
Boulderdash! This would be such a good mailout if I could get it to work.
If anyone knows where I could get a double-sided A0 print on thin paper (90gsm pref) it would be much appreciated. Meanwhile I'll be on the Googles.
We can print offset up to 770 x 1080 (which could be cut into multiple sheets). You might find some double sided large format options but this will be ideal for low run only (if you are looking to send out 10 or so this might be an option). How many are you looking to print. However we would need to check if we can do concertina folding in this size.
As for the cracking, whichever printer you end up using, I would suggest doing a double sided cello. This should should help minimise any cracking.
Also looking at this in further detail when you convert this to CMYK you might want to check the ink densities and contrast of the darker areas. When RGB converts to CMYK darker areas with little contrast might end up with ink values which are virtually similar and wont' show in print. For example you might end up with a TIC (Total Ink Coverage) of 250% on one object and 240% on another object this is only a 4% difference in values. Wanted to point this out as there were some details which I had to look closely even to see on screen.