Print through us for access to better quality and lower costs!
Navigating the print world can be a whole new experience if you don’t know their language. Professional printing usually requires preparation of professional print-ready artwork with inclusions such as specific colour profiles, registration marks, trim marks etc.
We take all the stress out of printing for you an d can ensure your documents are prepared to print-ready artwork standards. We partner with a number of trade printers which gives us access to rates that otherwise aren’t available to the general public and can coordinate everything from woe to go.
We print loads of standard and non-standard items, and can also include special finishes such as spot varnishes, metallic finishes, hole drilling, numbering, round corners etc.
- Business Cards
- Brochures & Flyers
- Letterheads, envelopes and stationery
- Duplicate and triplicate pads
- Pull up banners
- Either supply your documents to be printed or get us to prepare them for you with our graphic design services. You can opt to supply your own files, which we inturn can get print-ready. If you don’t yet have the documents ready, or they require changes, our graphic designers can look after this for you.
- Let us know what quantity you would like, what stock and whether it is single sided or double sided and we’ll source the best price from our range of trade printers
- Sign-off on your print-ready proof and await delivery within around 3 days for standard items such as business cards etc (other non-standard items may take up to 1-2 weeks).
What is a printing proof?
A printing proof, is a final copy of your document and your chance to review to make sure that all information is correct. Once approved, this is what goes to print.
What are trim marks?
If you want ink to run all the way to the edge of your paper or stock without a white border, this requires trimming. The printer prints on oversized stock so once trimmed, it appears the ink is printed all the way to the edge and your document is in it’s finished size.
What is a bleed?
Most printers will require a ‘bleed’ on artwork – this allows for images and colour to display beyond the boundaries of it’s finished size. The document is printed on oversized paper or stock and then trimmed to size, giving the illusion that your ink has been printed to the edge of the paper.
What is stock?
Stock is another name for paper or the material in which your documented will be printed. Stock will encompass things like the type of paper, the weight, in GSM of the paper etc.
What is GSM?
GSM is the weight given to the stock, usually determining its thickness. Standard paper that you would run through your home printer is usually 80gsm, professional printing of something like letterheads is usually on 100GSM or 120GSM, brochures and flyers on 150GSM, business cards anywhere from 300GSM to 400GSM.
OUR DESIGN/PRINT PORTFOLIO
We have been privileged to work and grow with a diverse range of clients. We have worked with all sorts of businesses; from tech startups to national and international brands and heralding from all industries.
OUR GRAPHIC DESIGN TEAM
We have several in-house designers and also designers we call on as needed who specialise in different aspects of the design & print process. By working with us, you are accessing specialists who have extensive experience. Be assured that by using The Creative Collective you are accessing only the best in talent and that better still, we’ll be professional, but fun to work with!
Our Happy Design/Print Clients
“The Creative Collective had a complex challenge to pull together a brand for us given the number of stakeholders and different target markets the brand had to appeal to. The workshopping process was thorough and The Creative Collective were very responsive in our requirements to finalise the end result. We’ve had a lot of positive feedback as we’ve used this brand out in the marketplace. It really seems to be resonating with the target markets.”
“Yvette and Kat are the most energetic, vibrant and trend-setting team I have ever encountered. Always cheerful, smiling, superbly intelligent and on-the-ball they make the graphic design process a wonderful and happy adventure of discovery. What’s more I feel “safe” in their capable hands as beyond their obvious talents they work to the highest standards of ethics and integrity which can be a rare commodity in today’s commercial world. I retained the Creative Collective on the basis of my initial impression of Yvette herself and as such my expectations were set “very high” – I was not disappointed – my expectations were met “admirably”by both Yvette and Katrina. What more can I say – they are the best! “
“We’ve been working with The Creative Collective for 12 months now and have been very happy with the results from the campaigns they have managed for us. The team are very professional and easy to deal with.”
“If the concept wasn’t enough, the marketing has blown me away. I’ve received an enormous amount of positive feedback from all genders, young and old who all comment on the name/design The Creative Collective came up with for me. I love driving around in my Brew Captain branded vehicle and handing out the professionally designed marketing items. This is my first time in business for myself and everything from start to finish was very simple, and easy working with these guys. It was a real pleasure and we’ll continue to use them as the business grows from a one man show to hopefully a full franchise.”
“I am so thrilled with what this company can do in a day. It has been such a breeze working with them and they have made everything really easy and simple. I have unsuccessfully tried previously to get my websites up and running and I finally have a stunning website and branding. Couldn’t recommend you guys enough! 10/10!”
“Could not recommend this amazing company enough. I have had all of my branding + my website done by the team at Creative Collective and am so happy and impressed by the attention to detail, professionalism, patience (I am extremely fussy) and care shown by each and every staff member I dealt with. 1 year on I am still constantly receiving compliments from my clients on my beautiful logo and website. Thank you, thank you, thank you to the team at Creative Collective I am so happy with everything you have done for me and my business. Special shout out to Bronte who continues to go above and beyond!”
“I always felt like i was in good hands with Kat and the other members of the team that helped me. Kat is expert at coming up with fabulous ideas and was really helpful in bring about the vision I had in a grounded and innovative way. Thanks Kat!”
I’m a small business owner and have been working with The Creative Collective for over 18 months now. Over this time, with there expert advice on all things marketing, they’ve helped grow my business from humble beginnings to something to be proud of. I hate think we’re I’d be without Kat and her team of tech heads! 100% recommendation for any business new or old!