Printing RESOURCES : paper sizes, paper dimensions Australia

Paper Sizes resources

Paper sizes

Australia paper size chart
A0: 841 × 1189
A1: 594 × 841
A2: 420 × 594
A3: 297 × 420
A4: 210 × 297
A5: 148 × 210
A6: 105 × 148
A7: 74 × 105
DL: 210 x 99

Paper > envelope sizes

Australia paper envelope size chart
B4: 353 x 250
C4: 324 x 229
C5: 229 x 162
5 x 7: 180 x 130
150 Square: 160 x 160
DLX: 235 × 120
DL: 220 × 110
C6: 162 × 114
C7: 114 x 81

Useful Design / Prepress help

Setting up Acrobat
In this video I'll show you some basic setup to ensure you have the right tools to check your artwork to send to print
  • Metric Units.
  • Flattner Preview.
  • Add watermark.
  • Output Preview

Check the finished size of your artwork
Ensure your 'trim' size is what has been quoted
  1. In Actobat Pro, Ensure you Right Hand Panel has "Print Production".
    If not, click "More tools". Under 'Protect & Standardize' click 'add' under the 'print production' icon
    PDF Acrobat print production
  2. a: click 'set page boxes'
    b: change Apply to 'Trimbox'
    c: view the 'TrimBox size'.
    PDF Acrobat print production

Converting fonts to outlines in Actrobat
In this video I'll show you how to check if your PDF has fonts embedded and how to convert them to outlines.

Cmyk and Pantone

Converting a CMYK image to PMS
If your design has a full colour bitmap image, but you need to print Pantone colours, you need to convert the RGB / CMYK image so you can assign a pantone colour. This is how to do it:
  1. In Photoshop, convert the image to greyscale (image / mode / greyscale). When Prompted, discard.
  2. Save as PSD.
  3. In InDesign, select the pantone colour you will be printing with.
    If you have not yet selected the PMS colour you can access by:
    a, in swatches panel , click "new swatch")
    b, double click the new swatch
    c, colour mode - select "PANTONE + SOLID UNCOATED"
    d, select swatch and click "OK".
  4. Place the PSD image in to the artboard (Ctrl + D).
  5. Choose the DIRECT selection tool, then select the greyscale image.
  6. Whilst the image is selected, select the chosen PMS colour.
  7. Dont forget to Check the Output Preview in Acrobat Pro to ensure file is print ready.

pantone printing

Converting a CMYK image to PMS - WITH TRANSPARENCY
If your design has a bitmap image and you want to place it over a printed panel without showing the white background, this is how to do it:
  1. In Photoshop, create a new layer.
  2. Rename the current layer from "Background" to anything else - this unlocks the layer.
  3. Add a new layer under it - this should be transparent.
  4. The layer you renamed, remove the white / or area you want transparent).
  5. Follow above steps 2 through 7.

indesign data merge

Indesign: Data Merge - for Digital Variable printing
If you are creating an individually customisable printed flyer or postcard, these instructions will get you on your way.
  1. In excel, make sure you have a title at the top of the column
  2. save as .csv
  3. Open InDesign
  4. Have text fields where you want to have the data,  
  5. Format text ,then make sure field is empty
  6. Window / utilities / data merge
  7. Open panel menu
  8. indesign data merge 1
  9. Select data source
  10. Select the label you want to bring in
  11. Drag the label to the text field
  12. In data merge window - Click preview to view
  13. Click the right and left arrows to go through the different entries - check to ensure all fill within your text frame.  
  14. indesign data merge 2
  15. Save file when satisfied
  16. Click ''create merged document'' - This will create a new document  with all the entries placed in new pages.
  17. indesign data merge 3
  18. Save new file, name something like " - merged"

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Outlook Email Signatures email resources

You have great looking email stationery, how to install it?
Please note these instructions are made for versions of Microsoft Outlook.
  1. Open the supplied email, select and copy all the details (Ctrl + C to copy)

    email signature
  2. In Outlook: File / Options / Mail / the click "Signatures" button

    email signature
  3. In "Signatures & Stationery" window (Email signature tab):
    1. Select Email account
    2. Click "New" button
    3. Enter name for signature
    4. Assign signature to "New messages"
    5. Assign signate to "Replies/forwards"

    email signature
  4. Paste the copied signature, (from step 1). (Ctrl + V to paste) into the space below
  5. Click" OK" button

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