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BD Print is Scotland’s leading specialist in design, manufacture and installation of digital print solutions, encompassing PVC and Mesh banners, printed and pre-cut vinyl, signage, vehicle graphics, posters, billboards, point-of-sale, exhibition products and artwork for printing. BD Print does it all! Our expertise extends (but is not limited) to large-scale digital print, building wraps, vehicle wraps, signs, sign-writing and signage, promotional graphics, pop-up and roll-up banners, shopfronts, hoarding panels, window graphics, taxi ads and taxi media, dimensional letters, trade-show items, short-run, print-on-demand, digital posters, adhesive-back, window-cling and everything you might need for branding, promo and marketing.

Banners

Digitally printed outdoor banners and indoor banners are an excellent way to promote your event or business. Vinyl Banners or Mesh banners are one of the most popular and cost-effective ways to advertise; they are ideal for a wide range of marketing activities and a powerful way to attract attention.

Vinyl Graphics

Our Window Graphics on vinyl are designed and printed to the highest-possible quality and is finished to withstand the hottest Summer sunshine and the coldest Winter weather as we Laminate all our prints.

Interiors

Why not customise your window blinds and wallpaper. Printed wallpaper and blinds compliment each other creating a strong, lasting first impression for your business or your home. Printed blackout roller blinds and wallpaper are particularly popular in creating a themes bedroom for your children.

Exhibition

Our exhibition products are designed to suit most requirements and, working with some of the UK’s leading system manufacturers, endeavour to offer the highest quality at the best value.

We supply the ever-popular pop-up systems. These are also known as a banner stands, pop-up stand or roller banner.

Vehicle Graphics

We can provide a complete vehicle wrap or half vehicle wrap, as well as custom decals (logo, name’s, pictures etc.), colour stripes/shapes or simple cut letters or if you want a total transformation we can do a full car colour change or a roof wrap.

Hoarding & Printed Boards

We produce advertising boards in the format of your choice with an installation service available if needed.
And if you are need your job in a hurry, Ask about our same-day print option and your advertising sign will be printed on the same working day!

Bespoke

BD Print have been very fortunate to be involved on some pretty exciting bespoke, unique projects for exhibitions.

Acrylics & Canvas

Acrylic prints create a modern contemporary addition to your home, work place or any other environment you choose to have them. The acrylic prints are vibrant and available from 4 mm thick to 10 mm thick. We can supply these for self-fitting or come and fit them for you.

what we do

All made with love for Visual Perfection

what people say

We’ve been involved in creating Visual Solutions

Fuse Collective studio has supported our agency in multiple commissions regarding illustration and graphic design. High quality of work and well organized process makes Fuse Collective a solid partner for collaboration. Working with them is a pure pleasure.
- Helen Ginsberg, CEO of Treasure Island
Fuse Collective studio has supported our agency in multiple commissions regarding illustration and graphic design. High quality of work and well organized process makes Fuse Collective a solid partner for collaboration. Working with them is a pure pleasure.
- Helen Ginsberg, CEO of Treasure Island
Fuse Collective studio has supported our agency in multiple commissions regarding illustration and graphic design. High quality of work and well organized process makes Fuse Collective a solid partner for collaboration. Working with them is a pure pleasure.
- Helen Ginsberg, CEO of Treasure Island
Artwork Guidelines

Frequently Asking Questions

How to send your artwork
Files under 10mb can simply be e-mailed to us. Please send to artwork@bd-print.co.uk

Files over 10mb can be sent via a file-transfer site such as WeTransfer, MailBigFile or YouSendIt

Alternatively, you can post or drop off a CD, DVD or USB at our office.

Please make sure you have already placed your order separately with details of your requirements, so that our artwork department is expecting your artwork and will know what to do with it when it arrives.

No Artwork, No Problem
If you do not have artwork we can design it for you, based on your brief. Note that design/artworking is charged at an hourly rate.
Please phone us on 0141 647 1258 or e-mail info@bd-print.co.uk for a quote and to arrange an appointment.
What file format should i supply my artwork in?
All major design packages are accepted, including Illustrator CS5.5, Photoshop CS5.5, InDesign CS5.5, QuarkXPress 6 and Freehand 10.
Previous versions of each program are accepted, too. If your software version is more recent than ours, please back-save your files to the versions above.
We cannot accept Corel Draw or Publisher files. We can open Word or Powerpoint files, but there will be a charge for us to convert the artwork to a printable format, and problems may occur.
Our preferred format for print files is EPS or TIFF format. We can open PDF files, but it can present issues if we need to edit the file at all before print (e.g. adding hems to banners). Source files are therefore preferable and may be requested if required.
What about the Fonts, Scale & Resolution and Bleed?
Fonts
Please ensure that all fonts on your !le have either been outlined, or that the font files have been included with your artwork.
Scale & Resolution
Our general rule of thumb is that artwork containing bitmap images should be supplied at a minimum of 300dpi at quarter scale. For really large artwork, where file are getting too large to work with, you may get away with a smaller scale or resolution.
Remember that large format print is generally viewed at a distance, so it doesn’t need to be as high quality as a printed brochure, for example.
However, please avoid sending us artwork used on web-sites, as they are generally far too small for large format print.
Vector artwork is ideal where possible, as it can be scaled to any size and retain its sharpness.
When scaling artwork, please keep it to a round scale (eg 25% or 50%).
Let us know the ratio and output size, too, so that we can scale it back up correctly when printing.
Also, be sure that your dimensions are in proportion. For example, A4 artwork can’t be scaled up to a 3 metre by 1 metre banner without us having to alter the layout of your artwork.
Bleed
Whether or not bleed is required can depend on the job. It’s easier for us to remove bleed from artwork than it is for us to add it, so if in doubt add at least 10mm bleed on all sides, or phone to check.
Artwork For Cut Vinyl
When supplying artwork for cut vinyl graphics, it must be provided in vector format, so that our machine can read it. A Freehand or Illustrator file is suitable for this, Photoshop or Quark files are not.

Please ensure that any fonts or strokes used have been outlined.

Visual Proofs
It is advisable to include either a printed visual, or a low resolution JPEG or PDF with your artwork, so that we can check that what we are printing matches what you expected it to look like. If you would like us to e-mail a proof back to you before printing, please let us know.
Colour Matching
Our digital printing systems cannot provide a 100% accurate Pantone colour match. When critical colour matching is required, we can run test swatches for you to choose the closest match from, though this is chargeable. You must request this before we print, otherwise, we can’t accept responsibility for the inaccuracy of colours.
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