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Print support

Testimonials

Please find a link here to a very heartfelt testimonial from one of our clients that very generously expresses her view of the service provided by one of our principals.

When I moved to the Midlands last year I was looking for a printer to do some training manuals for me...

and I found 21st Century Print Ltd. Since then I have used them numerous times for a variety of work. I give them full marks for great quality of work, speed of service and pricing. No need to look elsewhere, I can really trust them to do a great job."
John Taylor
Tricordant Ltd

I just wanted to say that the materials arrived and were great... just what I needed.

Thanks for helping me and at relatively short notice. I will happily recommend your company to others and hopefully, when I secure a similar piece of work, return to you for support."
Andrea
Clarion Consulting

Thank you again for everything that you have done for us, we are really really pleased, you’ve done an exceptional job and I will certainly recommend you."


Tracey Higgins

Tony produces superb printing to a time he promises and at a price offering excellent value.

I asked Tony to produce two different cards for a new venture, to a tight timescale for important client and supplier meetings. The job was delivered in time, despite the tight deadlines and to an excellent standard.

Thanks Tony - your work is excellent and your service is designed to please."
Andy Murdy
Explorator Consulting

Your service has been second to none. I will pass your details on to my friends."

Margaret McFerran

Just wanted to say how grateful we are at the service books you've done for us...

they are beautiful and most thankful for the two laminated keepsakes ones they where so very much appreciated and we couldn't be prouder at what you've done for us as a family at this difficult time."
Sally Jayne

Golding Young have been loyal partners for over a decade due to the excellent service provided and of course being competitive in a tightly priced market."


Golding Young Limited

On behalf of Potteries Mechanical Services Limited we are happy to promote 21st Century Print Ltd who have provided us with excellent service including quality, design and printing. We have no hesitation in recommending 21st Century Print Ltd for all of your printing requirements."
Susan Powell
Potteries Mechanical Services Ltd

Our Company have used 21st Century Print for some time now, our general day to day printing requirements have been handled with care and attention.

Just recently I was tasked with some bespoke requirements, Tony and his design team set to it and within no time I was reviewing designs and receiving samples to review. The outcome was fantastic, we couldn’t be happier."
Amy T

21st Century Print have supplied our printed materials for the last five years.

They have always provided efficient, friendly service – but more than that, on several occasions have gone out of their way to ensure we receive the items we need at very short notice. Tony and Carol go above and beyond for their customers."
Sue Soley
Academy for Chief Executives

We act for a large portfolio of clients in dealing with their company secretarial and corporate legal compliance requirements which requires us to send circulars to shareholders, notices, accounts etc on their behalf.

We have used the services of 21st Century Print Limited for several years to deal with the printing and despatch of documents and throughout that time we have found them to be consistently efficient, reliable, and accurate even when completing tasks given at very short notice. In short, an outstanding level of service.

It gives me great pleasure to recommend them.


Tim Hughes, Senior Manager
Equiniti David Venus Limited

21st Century Print have been fantastic once again.

Never fail to deliver a fantastic printed product, great quality, superb service and at a great price. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them (again) to anyone. I’ve been buying print for over 20 years and it’s always refreshing to work with great people like Carol and Tony."
David Bamber, Creative Director
Cake Agency

Highly recommended! Printed perfectly and delivered quickly."


Clare Williams

Thanks Carol, that is fantastic service!"


Gary Dunne
Classic Car Auctions

21st Century Print are a very experienced printing company who are extremely helpful,

every order we have placed has been of excellent quality and has been delivered on time. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.


Hayley Young
Salamander Fire & Security Ltd

I just wanted to say that I received the Order of Service parcel first thing Friday morning.

What a fabulous job, and everything was done so quickly, but to perfection!

Thank you so much. Very much appreciated.


Veronica

Tony & Carol

The booklets have arrived and they are stunning. Thank you so much once again for such excellent service, excellent product & excellent advice (you were right about the floral background Tony!).

Can't thank you enough! Sorry you are no longer in Coventry, would have loved to thank you both personally.


Caroline

Tony & Carol

Just a line to thank you for the prompt printing and delivery of the magazine. That turnaround was impressive with delivery yesterday!


Janet
Holbrooks Evangelical Church

21st Century print were really great to work with.

They remembered our last order from a year ago and gave us great customer service. The printed materials were of great quality and they also met our delivery needs in Birmingham and London all for a brilliant price! Thank you Carol and all of the team for an easy and quick service. We will definitely be return customers!"


Daisy-May Super, Project Co-ordinator Talking Together
TimeBank

What is a Print Ready PDF?

What is a PDF?

PDF stands for Portable Document Format. Supplying a print ready PDF not only eliminates all of the extra files you would have traditionally sent to a printing company, it will also speed your file through our pre-press department as we won’t need to load everything into our system. By supplying a print ready PDF you create a simple workflow between you and us, enabling a hassle free transition from design through to print and delivery.

What is a Print Ready PDF?

A Print ready PDF must meet certain criteria for your file to print without problems. All print ready PDFs need to contain the following:

  • Your file is set up as four colour process CMYK, not RGB. If it’s not in CMYK, don’t worry; we’ll happily convert it for you. However some of the colours may look different or washed out when printed. 
  • Your document page size is exactly the same as the finished trim size.
  • Fonts are embedded or converted to outlines so no fonts are needed.
  • All scans and images are 300 dpi resolution and placed in your artwork at 100% of the final print size. 
  • Images are embedded in the file.
  • Artwork files supplied have 3mm bleed.
  • Any trim, score or folds are clearly indicated outside the print area. .
  • Artwork is a minimum of 5mm from the trim leaving a 6mm safe or quiet area.
  • Black text is not created from CMYK, but is 100% black only.
  • White text or graphics are not set to overprint.
  • Multiple page PDFs are set up as single pages running from the front cover to the back cover. Any blank pages are included in the artwork supplied.


Multiple-page PDF

Multi-page PDFs must be saved as single pages, running from the front to back cover. PDFs saved as spreads or reader’s pairs are not print ready. Any blank pages in your printed document must also be included in your PDF. If your booklet is to be stapled or saddle-stitched, remember that your total number of pages must be divisible by four. For example, if your PDF has 10 pages, you need to add two blank pages for it to be ready for print.

Why It is important to give us pages in their running order

Always supply the pages in their correct numerical order with your front cover being first and the back cover last. That way you can be sure that your document will be printed exactly in the order you intended. 

The difference between pages and leaves

In printing terms, a page is a side of paper and a leaf is a sheet. When we refer to a page, we mean one printed page (1pp). A leaf of paper would be two printed pages, or 2pp. 

Create a Print Ready PDF Online

Having trouble creating your print ready PDF from Windows products or images?  There is a useful scaled down version of a popular convertor program that will convert a file under 10mb to PDF.  You can access it by clicking here.