Litho/digital commercial printers for books, magazines, etc

Here are some commercial printers I have worked with for a variety of jobs, and personally recommend. They have different specialities. Please remember, these are commercial printers aiming at trade business (namely book, publishers or graphic designers). That is to say, not only will they expect perfect PDFs/artwork, but when costing a job, they would expect a fairly firm specification to quote to. While everyone I’ve worked with is very helpful and generous, please be considerate of their time when asking for quotes. Do your research first and ask for staff advice if you have never worked with a commercial printer before. The possibilities are as infinite as all the different books you have seen, so firm Read more

Perfect Colours

Hewlett Packard Gold Partner for Wide format printers (i.e. larger than 1.1m) Canon & Epson wide format Reseller Xerox & Canon concessionaire Wide Format HP service provider Inkjet Media & Consumable supplies Reprographic Printing needs for indoor & out door needs Direct print on to boards Mounting & Lamination – Encapsulation Will courier artwork out or you can collect. perfectcolours.­com 0845 680 9000 Perfect Colours Unit 2, Glengall Business Centre, 43 – 47 Glengall Road, London, SE15 6NF  

Documentation of Art Work

  Documentation is not the work. You need to plan your photo shot in away that it records a sense of your artwork. This may mean you need to do a number of different things. A general installation shot to give an idea of scale and contextualising the work within the space. A cropped shot of a piece to display it clearly. A close shot to show materials and texture. A clear and straightforward recording of  the work is what you should be after. Decide which material you wish to record your work in,  i.e. colour  slide  film (transparencies), colour prints, black & white or digital. … Read more