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SCREEN PRINT FAQ

What is the largest you can print?

We are very comfortable printing A1 and 24”x36”, and B1 (70cm x 100cm) is also acceptable. Get in touch if you want to print BIGGER!

Is there a maximum number of colours that can be printed?

There is no maximum. We can print as many colours as your artwork requires. 

Is there a minimum edition size / print run?

There is no minimum. We are happy to screen print editions of one. Costs upon application.

However, screen print cannot be offered on a made-to-order basis, and we only ever produce editions of one when it is either a genuine one-off or a proof.

How can I get a quote?

Email us directly with your brief. To send you an accurate cost, the crucial information we need is:

-  Number of colours in the artwork (or, ideally, a copy of the actual artwork)

-  Number of prints required (edition size)

-  Size of artwork (final trim size / dimensions)

-  Paper preference, if applicable (If you’re not sure, we will quote for our favoured stock, or the stock that best suits the edition)

How can I supply artwork?

You can email us your artwork directly, send via a service such as WeTransfer, or supply via DropBox link.   

Photoshop or Illustrator files will ideally be supplied in straight 'psd' and 'ai' formats, though editable PDFs are also acceptable. Flattened JPEGs are not desirable when separation is required.  

Files should be set to RGB (Adobe RGB 1998 colour profile) for all spot-colour jobs, and CMYK if we are looking to print in four colour process. 

For full-bleed images, please supply with a minimum of 3mm bleed.

Please always leave your artwork layered where possible, and always scale images to your desired print size. 

We are happy to offer advice on artwork scale/composition if you are unsure. Similarly, if you are unsure whether your file is acceptable or not, never fear — just send us what you have and we'll let you know straight away whether it's useable.

What is your turnaround?

Turnaround is discussed on a job-by-job basis, as there are many factors to consider, i.e artwork complexity, edition size, your release schedule or exhibition deadline, etc.

Once our quote has been accepted, the general order of things is to discuss how the artwork will be translated into a screen print edition, artwork prep and soft-proofing, hard-proofing (when necessary), and finally production of the edition/s.

For us, timeframe is a key part of the initial talks when accepting a job.

Do you supply the paper?  Can I supply my own paper?

99.9% of the time we do supply the paper. It gives us greater control over the way it is prepared for print, and helps the efficiency of our workflow. Furthermore, we have a number of tried and tested paper stocks that we rely on to produce screen print to our standards of accuracy.

That said, if you have a specific stock in mind that you can supply yourself, then you are most welcome to do so.  We have a handling charge for this, the cost of which will be included in your quote. 

What sort of inks do you use?

We are specialists in the use of solvent based inks, the light-fastness and permanence of which are unparalleled. Our inks are of archival quality, and guaranteed for 112+ years. 

Do your screen charges cover artwork separation?

No, the screen charges relate purely to the necessary production of screens for print (each print colour requires its own screen).

If your artwork is well presented and easy to prep for screen, we always prefer to prep the artwork for print ourselves.  It generally speeds up our work and allows greater consistency and accuracy on-press, and for this basic preparation there is no charge.

Artwork that requires more in-depth separation will be charged at £35 per hour. The requirement for this service will always be discussed prior to any work commencing. 

How long do you keep my screens?

We keep your screens available for 6 months after the first time they were used to produce an edition.  Beyond this time, there is a re-exposure charge of £15 per screen.

Do you deliver?

We use UPS for national Next Day deliveries and all international services.  Your edition will be packed supremely well, to guarantee it’s arrival in pristine condition. 

For larger editions, we offer heavier duty packaging, as well as a pallet service. 

All prices upon application.

Still have questions?  Drop us an email: hello@whiteduckeditions.net 

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GICLÉE FAQ

What is the largest you can print?

We can print up to 44” (111cm) wide and virtually any length.

Is there a minimum edition size / print run?

There is no minimum. We are happy to print editions of one. Costs upon application.

Giclée printing can be offered on a made-to-order basis, so feel free to order an edition in blocks of smaller multiples.

How can I get a quote?

Email us directly with your brief. To send you an accurate cost, the crucial information we need is:

-  An idea of what your artwork looks like (ideally, a WIP or copy of the final artwork)

-  Number of prints required (edition size)

-  Size of artwork (final trim size / dimensions)

-  Paper preference, if applicable (If you’re not sure, we will quote for our favoured stock, or the stock that best suits the artwork)

How can I supply artwork?

You can email us your artwork directly, send via a service such as WeTransfer, or supply via DropBox link.   

Photoshop or Illustrator files will ideally be supplied in PDF format, though straight 'psd' and 'ai' formats are acceptable. JPEG files are also acceptable, but must be exported from the original artwork at the highest quality setting.

Files should be set to RGB (Adobe RGB 1998 colour profile).

For full-bleed images, please supply with a minimum of 3mm bleed.

Please always scale images to your desired print size. 

We are happy to offer advice on artwork scale/composition if you are unsure. Similarly, if you are unsure whether your file is acceptable or not, never fear — just send us what you have and we'll let you know straight away whether it's useable.

What is your turnaround?

For editions of under 100, we aim for a turnaround of 10 working days.

We will supply a hard-proof within the first 3-4 days, and commence with the main edition directly thereafter.

For smaller editions or one-offs, 5 working days is achievable.

Do you supply the paper?  Can I supply my own paper?

We always supply the paper for our giclée prints. Unlike with screen print, where we can print onto just about anything, the papers for giclée printing are a little more specialist.

What sort of inks do you use?

Our Canon PRO-4000 uses a set of 12 Lucia Pro inks, which is a high longevity pigment ink system of archival quality, with a permanence rating of 119 years.

Do you charge anything to process my artwork?

If your artwork is well presented, scaled correctly, and easy to prep for print, then there is no artwork charge.

Artwork that requires more in-depth preparation will be charged at £35 per hour. The requirement for this service will always be discussed prior to any work commencing.

Do you keep a record of my print job?

Yes, once your artwork has been proofed, the information and settings are logged and recorded for any future run-on edition. This is especially crucial when splitting an edition into smaller blocks of multiples, or when producing made-to-order batches — in these instances it is essential that colour values are maintained from one print run to the next.

Do you deliver?

We use UPS for national Next Day deliveries and all international services.  Your edition will be packed supremely well, to guarantee it’s arrival in pristine condition. 

For larger editions, we offer heavier duty packaging, as well as a pallet service. 

All prices upon application. 

 

Still have questions?  Drop us an email: hello@whiteduckeditions.net