Artwork and design
We can create artwork from your ideas or work from your artwork.
Yes. Please take into account our largest sheet size is oversize A4 (320mm x 230mm).
Yes. We have good working relationships with a number of design studios and work collaboratively to create products that will work well in letterpress and will delight your clients. We offer studio tours to design students and interested designers – by appointment only.
Normally just PMS colours, although there is no reason why work cannot be reproduced in four colour process via letterpress. This is ideal for those looking for a retro look.
For most work, artwork files need to be created using spot colours – not four colour process (CMYK) or RGB (red, green, blue). InDesign or Illustrator files are preferred. Alternatively, high resolution (300dpi or greater) pdfs with crop marks are acceptable as long as they are set up in spot colour.
Line weights should be no less than 0.5pt. If you are considering printing in four colour process or using halftones or duotones, please contact Artforme to discuss.
Please select colours from a printer’s Pantone colour book. There are over 1,000 to choose from. You are welcome to drop in to the studio to select ink and foil colours.
Most wedding stationery quantities are from around 30 upwards, so low quantities are no problem. There are no maximum quantities.
Do you deliver anywhere in Australia?
Normally around 8-10 working days from receipt of approved artwork.
Paper and Materials
What paper stocks do you use?
We use a range of smooth or textured stocks including 100% cotton stocks and boards with a recycled content. Contact us if you would like to see printed samples.
GSM is the abbreviation of ‘grams per square metre’ which is one measurement used to describe and specify stocks. Bulky 600gsm, 100% cotton stocks are popular as are textured stocks. These tend to show off the deep letterpress impression well. Contact us for advice on the best stock for your stationery and if you would like to see printed samples.
Clients use Artforme when they want elegant stationery for their wedding, stationery with visual and tactile appeal for their business or traditionally printed stationery for personal use.
Every couple’s requirements are different. After receiving your enquiry, we may contact you to discuss your wedding stationery ideas – so that we know exactly what you are looking for. During that discussion we may suggest alternatives and options, to enhance your stationery or save money, then agree the printing specifications as the basis for providing you with firm prices. We can also provide you with samples if requested. You can expect to receive your wedding stationery printing quotation no more than two working days after we agree specifications.