Every order of Video Brochures is different, get in touch with us and we will guide you through quantity pricing, as well as the available print andelectronic options, as well as graphic and video design services.
Spot Gloss -Spot UV is a screen printed high gloss finish which can be applied to selected spots to enhance or highlight the printing. Spot UV can run to bleed
Hot stamp foiling is the process of imprinting a highly shiny foil onto the surface of your printing. Available in Silver or Gold in our ganged matt laminated print runs, or contact us for a bespoke quote if a different colour or stock option is required.
Add texture with an embossed (raised surface) or a debossed pattern (sunken into the surface)
Metallic Ink - Add a metallic ink to your print work with either PMS 877 Silver or PMS 871 Gold. A cheaper alternative to foiling, the metallic inks reflect light to give your printing a distinctive sheen
Anti-scuff matt laminating - A great matt finish that resists scuffing and scratching. Perfect for use over dark print images and ideal for hard cover and presentation boxes
Soft touch matt laminating - Add a luxurious velvet feel to any printed item with our high end soft touch laminate
Standard paper used is 400gsm single coated stock with matt or gloss cello. Soft Cover accounts for around 80% of our sales.
Hard Cover, Leather Bound, Linen etc also available
HARD COVER vs. SOFT COVER
The difference between Soft and Hard Cover can be confusing to the uninitiated, especially when the Soft Cover is anything but soft. In fact, the soft cover is made of 400gsm coated stock with lamination and folded over to form the video brochure.
The Hard Cover is a 1200~1400gsm greyboard lined with 157gsm paper. The final product is heavy and robust with a premium look and feel to it. The Hard Cover costs approximately 15% more (for quantities 100 and above), and takes a little longer to produce than the Soft Cover
MINIMUM ORDER QUANTITY
We accept orders from as little as 10 units printed in digital and 25 units printed in CMYK 4colour process
UNBRANDED VIDEO BROCHURES IN STOCK
We keep on hand Plain White Generic video brochures ready for immediate dispatch.
Specs: A5 Landscape, 400gsm coated stock, large 7.0in HD IPS LCD screen, 512Mb memory, pre-printed buttons Play/Pause, Next, Previous, Volume Up and Volume Down
SIZE OF THE VIDEO BROCHURE
The most common purchased Video Brochure size is A5 in landscape layout. A4, A6, Square, or, bespoke also available
INSERT PAGES (BOOKLET, MAGAZINES, FLYERS)
We can print your magazine or booklet and place it inside the Video Brochure cover. The text pages are usually 157~200gsm stock and saddle-stitched. We recommend A4 hard cover for best results
PANTONE OR COLOUR MATCHING
Unless otherwise specified, all products are printed with a full colour CMYK process and, as with any full colour work, colour matching is not guaranteed.
Please note that, through the full colour print process, print colour may vary from print to print, stock to stock, front to back, and first product of the run to the last product of the run. This is a natural, unavoidable aspect of full colour print.
Additional charges will apply for specific Pantone, PMS, or SPOT colours.
RGB, SPOT, CMYK colours
However similar they may look on screen, RGB, SPOT and CMYK colours will not all print the same. RGB is primarily used for online viewing only, however can be forgiving if printed on a digital printing press. CMYK and SPOT colour models use different techniques in applying the colour so will not offer exactly the same outcome. CMYK layers the colours one at a time to achieve your end result, where SPOT colour is pre-mixed before being printed. Read more about each.
OFFSET vs DIGITAL PRINTING
Offset printing uses a rubber ‘blanket’ to transfer the printed image from a metal plate to the paper stock. Using a mixture of ink and water balance, jobs printed offset are either printed in CMYK or SPOT colour. The use of a professional designer is essential when preparing your artwork.
Digital printers use dry toner and the image is transferred electronically to the stock. Artwork goes through far less scrutiny when being printed on digital machines as they are more ‘forgiving’ of artwork created by non-professional designers which may have some technical errors.
If you were to print the exact same job on an offset and then a digital press, there is likely to be a colour difference. That’s why it is difficult to offer a digital print proof for an offset print job as it will not be a true indication of colour. To check the colour on an offset job, a press-check would be required. This means while the job is on the press, the colours are checked and adjusted as needed, before continuing with the print run.
PROOFING AND ORDER PROCESS
There are usually 5 stages of the proofing and order process, subject to volume and complexity of the job:
1/ .pdf Proof (12-24hrs): Once we have received your print ready creative, we will email you a .pdf proof for your approval or amendment.
2/ Digital Printed Mock Up (1-3days): Once we have received your approval of the supplied .pdf proof, we will then proceed to print in digital and assemble a working mock-up of your video brochure and email you pictures of the assembled unit.
*** The mock-up is to verify composition and content only. It is NOT intended as a colour guide and will NOT represent any special print finishes such as Spot UV.
3/ Offset Mass Print (7-10days): Once you have approved the mock up unit and paid the invoice we will then proceed to mass offset print and email you pictures of the printed paper for pre-production approval.
4/ Final Assembly and Delivery (1-3days): Once you have approved the sample pictures of the mass printed paper, we will then proceed to assemby of your video brochures and pack ready for shipment
5/ Delivery (3-5days): Your order is now booked with International Freight Forwarder (usually DHL Express) for delivery
The above timelines are a guide only, and do not include any unforeseen problems which may occur with production, freight forwarding, customs entry etc
*** Standard Proofing consists of digital (PDF) copies of the printing, and digital photographs of an assembled Product
An actual Replica Sample of the printed shell and/or assembled product may be furnished upon request. Additional costs will apply, inlcuding shipping cost.
USB CABLE INCLUDED
With every Video Brochure a 60cm micro-USB cable is included.
Generally, we will preload your content during the assembly process.
Should your content not be available during this time, then you may upload the content yourself by use of the supplied micro-USB cable and connecting to your PC or MAC.
*** IMPORTANT: Once you have completed the video upload, please ensure you eject the drive via the Safely Remove Hardware option in the system tray of your PC or MAC. If you simply pull an external drive out of a running computer, you might lose files, crash applications, or, even crash the Video Brochure.
STORING AND SHIPPING
Due to an embedded magnetic switch that allows the video brochure to automatically play when opened, video brochures must be alternated when stacked to "keep them quiet" during shipping and storage. Orientating video brochures in the exact same direction may cause interruptions in the magnetic field that shuts off each video brochure, "fooling" the video brochure in to thinking its cover is opened. This in turn drains the battery
Once artwork has been approved and accepted by the printer and all monies and/or deposits have been paid, the turnaround time is usually around 3-4weeks, depending on the quantity and complexity of the order.