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BD Print is Scotland’s leading specialist in the 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.
We supply the ever-popular pop-up systems. These are also known as banner stands, pop-up stands or roller banners.
Hoarding & Printed Boards
And if you 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!
Acrylics & Canvas
Frequently Asking Questions
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.
Please ensure that all fonts on your artwork 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 a quarter scale. For really large artwork, where files 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 websites, 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.
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.
Please ensure that any fonts or strokes used have been outlined.