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Digital print…

Digital PrintSuccess is all about finding new ways to deliver the quality our customers want – at sensible prices. At Ralph Allen Press we have broadened the options we can offer to all of our customers, delivering higher quality, more speed and extra value.


Need it right now?… Let's do it digitally.

Ralph Allen Press now offers the option of digital printing. We can meet those short-run quick turnaround demands, at a quality and a price that may surprise you.

For short runs and quick turnaround, digital print has always been a low-cost option, but sometimes at the expense of quality. Not any more – we believe the latest digital technology is so good you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference, and we can now print on many of the papers and boards that we regularly use on our litho presses.


Why choose digital?

Give us a call to discuss your project and we can advise whether Digital or Litho is best for you.

… is great for:

Small run jobs

Business stationery

Wedding stationery

Promotional print

Large format print

Banners and exhibition stands

Labels and stickers


Supplying artwork

You can easily supply your artwork to us via email (up to 20mb) at Any larger files can be sent to us via


File Formats

Our experienced pre-press operatives try to accommodate the vast differentiation of graphic and commercial software applications. There are certain specifications and regulations that we try to ask our clients to adhere to, although we are willing to discuss and advise where necessary.


The most straight forward file formats we accept are PDF (preferred), JPEG, TIFF, PSD, AI and EPS.


If you are suppying your artwork as a PDF, you can download our PDF presets here.


If you are suppying your artwork as a TIFF or PSD, please ensure the layers are flattened.


If you are supplying your artwork as AI or EPS, please ensure fonts are converted to outline.


We also accept Indesign (CS6) and Quark (9.3) documents. Please supply all fonts and images associated with artwork.



All artwork and images supplied for print must be in CMYK and a minimum of 300pdi in resolution.


Artwork trim and bleed

It is essential that there is a minimum of 3mm bleed around your artwork. This is for trimming purposes.


What is bleed? – If an image or colour goes right to the edge of your artwork, 'bleed' is the distance beyond the edge of the paper/final trimmed artwork. It is required to avoid the possibility of the white of the paper showing if the guillotine that trims the final print work is just a hairline out of position.



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