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GSM is short for ‘grams per square meter’ and refers to the weight of the paper.

For more information check out our blog piece on which papers are right for my print project.

Which paper’s right for my print project?





The safe area is the area close to the trim marks. There is always a small amount of movement during digital printing and finishing, so we ask that all text and important information is kept 3mm away from the trim marks. This ensures that nothing is accidentally trimmed off.

Still have questions? Ask a member of our team.

Our digital presses print using CMYK toners, so it is recommended that you supply your artwork in the same colours. Any artwork supplied in a different colour format, such as RGB or Pantone, will be converted to CMYK for printing.

RGB is the colour gamut used to display digital images on a computer screen; the letters RGB stand for Red, Green and Blue. CMYK is the colour gamut used for conventional printing and is an abbreviation for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black.
You can ensure your product colours are consistent by changing them to CMYK before your file goes to print. Still have questions? Ask a member of our team.

The most common formats are PDF, EPS and jpeg. Don’t panic if you can’t convert your files; just send us what you have in Word, Publisher, Illustrator etc. and we’ll convert it to PDF. If you send us a PDF, we’ll check the file to make sure it’ll print well, then send it straight off to print.

Please Note: File conversion is a chargeable service. 

Not a bit. We use both and can work with whichever operating system you use.

Payment is made online when your order is placed.  If you place your order over the telephone with us, you can either pay by card when you place it or in person when you collect.

In the unlikely event that your finished job does not meet your expectations, contact us and we will work to resolve this with you as swiftly as possible.

Of course – we can send the printed products in unmarked boxes with no Aberdeen Printing branded material.  Just tick the ‘Anonymous Delivery’ box at checkout.

We understand that sometimes things are needed yesterday and we’ll pull out all the stops to help you – often at our usual rate. The entire AberdeenPrinting.com team is cross-trained, which helps us to meet urgent requests. However, in some instances, there may be a small premium for alternative methods required to complete your order within your deadline.

When you want something printed, you usually want it fast. With a large number of our products we aim for a turnaround of 48-72 hours but this can vary depending on what you order and the quantities you require. Call us on 01224 878799 to chat things through.

You are welcome to collect your job from our XIC office in Aberdeen (We’re right next door to Ikea!) or alternatively we can deliver your job for free if you are based locally, note however we only offer this service to business users.

A standard courier based delivery service is available for all our products on the site which will be charged by tariff required and total consignment weight.



We’ll talk through what you want to achieve from your printed materials; then help you decide what will work best within your budget. Just give us a ring on 01224 898966 or pop in and see us for a chat.

Absolutely. You can either make an appointment, or simply turn up at our office in Wellington Circle (next to Ikea).  We love meeting our customers!

If your son’s best friend’s auntie’s dog designed your marketing material, chances are it didn’t turn out the way you’d hoped… Don’t worry. We have a team of talented designers who can help.

Contact us and we’ll arrange a quote for this for you.

Absolutely, special finishes are available however extended production times will apply.  Contact us for more information.

Certainly – if you require a quantity listed contact us and one of our team will be happy to provide a quotation for this.

If you’re artwork has changed, call one of our sales team straight away on (01224) 898966 and they will advise if you are still able to change it.

You certainly can, we keep all artwork on file.  Contact one of our sales team who will be able to assist with this for you.

VAT rules for printed products are very varied and some types of printing are subject to VAT dependent on the content of the artwork being printed on them, whereas others are zero rated (no VAT is payable).  For example, a leaflet is normally zero rated, however if the artwork being printed onto it contains a form, or a voucher offering money off then the item becomes standard rated, and VAT will be charged on it.

This is only a very small snippet of the VAT rules for printed products. For more information click here

Of course, there are so many different possibilities.  Get in touch with one of our dedicated Sales Team and they will be happy to help.

Some online print providers do outsource orders, however we print everything ourselves at our premises in Aberdeen.

Lamination is a very thin coating applied to the printed sheets. This gives the items a more tactile feel and increased durability. We can matt or gloss laminate various items and have prices for this on the product pages.

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