Flatbed Printing Guide

What can it do?

Produces top quality wide format inkjet printwork for indoor and outdoor applications on rigid substrates such as glass, wood, dibond (aluminium faced substrate), acrylic, mirrored acrylic, exhibition panels.

Guidelines

You will need to upload your work via SnoWhite choosing the generic flatbed option and then supply your chosen material for printing to Creative Services Centre.

It is advised that students discuss their ideas with the CSC technicians prior to purchasing materials to ensure the desired results are achievable.

  • Materials must be 100% flat with no warping.
  • Artwork that goes fully to the edge of the material will require bleed.
  • White Ink must be 100% magenta in the artwork or a labelled spot colour
  • If you are using Photoshop you must ensure your file is FLAT.

Uploading to Snowhite

Top up your ETILL and upload to SNOWHITE.

  1. LOGIN
  2. PRINTSHOP
  3. Select CHOOSE FILE and find your PDF. If you have multiple files that are going on the same paper type you can combine your PDFs using Adobe Acrobat, see this guide.
  4. Select the PAPER TYPE or SERVICE. All CSC services are located on the bottom half of the list.
  5. Change the number of copies for that pdf, if you need more than 1 copy.
  6. Add any relevant comments such as the desired colour profile or any exact dimensions, if a custom setting is selected.
  7. Now you can click SUBMIT JOB FOR PRINT.
  8. Check your Snowhite MY PRINTS for up to date comments and details about the status of your prints. Also make sure to keep an eye on your emails in case we need to contact you regarding your prints.

What is Bleed?

Bleed is the extra area outside of a finished document that designers allow if they want images butted up to the edge of the page. 5mm is ideal for flatbed printing.

External Printing

The Print Centre

Links

The Plastic People
Cut Plastic Sheeting
County Glass
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