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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between digital and offset printing?

Offset Printing uses full colour (CMYK), Special Colours (PMS) and varnish inks on plates, to transfer images and text onto paper. Offset printing is high quality and cost effective for large sizes and print runs.

Digital printing on the other hand uses toner to print in full colour (CMYK) but not Special Colours (PMS). However, the benefit of digital printing is that for short runs it is much more economical as there are no set up costs such as plates. Digital printing is quicker as it can be printed without the time associated with setting up offset machines and the toner is already fused so it does not take long to dry. Digital printing also gives the advantage of allowing you to personalise your collateral with each individual piece tailored to the respondent.

As a general rule, larger quantities are more suited to offset printing and smaller quantities that are needed in a faster turnaround suit digital printing. Of course there are exceptions to the rule, talk to your Scotts representative to work out what is right for you.


How does Scotts offer high quality printing?

Implementing the latest in printing technology and innovation, Scotts has world class facilities, offering clients high quality printing and an exceptional finished product. With over 30 years of experience within the industry, Scotts strives to offer reliability, consistency, on-time delivery and exceptional attention-to-detail in all aspects of their high quality printing processes. One major factor in high quality printing is colour consistency: Scotts aims to operate above the ISO: 12647 colour consistency benchmark, to offer the world’s best colour control system for outstanding results and consistent colour to an international standard.


Why should I trust Scotts with my commercial printing solution?

Scotts offers professional and high quality commercial printing solutions. With commercial printing it is important to partner with a company that has significant experience and can offer not only a quality solution but one which is time and cost effective.


How do I obtain a quote?

Simply contact the friendly Scotts team on 9223 7788 to discuss your requirements.


What should I consider in my next print run?

The first question we ask is ‘what are you doing with the finished product’, ie Is it going to be mailed? What is the target audience? What is its longevity? Considering project result helps us determine the best options for you, for example if it’s mailed, is it under 500g? If not, you will be paying a lot more for postage. If it’s only a short term project, can we look at a smaller digital run?

We think of your project as far more than a quote and a printed piece, we work with you to make sure that it hits the objectives of your campaign. Our goal is to add value and give a touch of our expertise to do out bit to make your project a success.


Can I book a tour of Scotts?

Scotts boasts world class printing facilities. Discover how having everything under the one roof allows Scotts to manage every stage of every project, from quote to distribution. Come and tour Scotts today to see what high quality printing is all about! Contact the friendly Scotts team to arrange a tour of the facilities today.


Where is Scotts Perth located?

A convenient Perth Printer, Scotts Perth is centrally located in the CBD at 4 Aberdeen St Perth, Western Australia.


Does Scott Print consider environmental printing practices for sustainability?

In choosing Scotts for your next project, you are choosing a printer with environmental printing practices aimed at maximising the sustainability of our environment. All production takes place under Scotts’ Environmental Printing Management System in line with ‘Process Green’ Printing. The team can also assist in choosing eco-friendly paper stock options and finishes.


If I want to help the environment should I choose a recycled stock?

Not necessarily! There are many different stock options that are available, and whilst one option is the recycled stock varieties, a second sustainable solution is those of plantation sourced timber. This is the process of replacing each tree that is harvested with multiple others to ensure long term forest management. Find out more about how we can help meet your environmental objectives here.


Can Scotts personalise direct mail?

If you are looking to really reach your existing or potential clients and grab their attention, personalisation has been proven to achieve excellent results. Through digital printing, Scotts can personalise and tailor each piece of marketing collateral to the individual.


Can I download standard die cut artwork for folders?

Yes, there are a number of shapes and sizes available from Scotts’ standard templates collection.


Does Scotts only do large volume print solutions?

No, Scotts can print a few copies or millions. The Scotts digital printing service caters for smaller quantities (1 – 100 copies) or urgent projects, while offset printing provides cost effective large scale print solutions.


How do I create a print ready pdf?

Simply download Scotts’ preferred distiller settings here.


Why does Scotts prefer artwork supplied as pdf?

Creating a PDF locks in the fonts, pictures and graphics; increasing the reliability of the artwork file. Scott Print also accepts files in Indesign, QuarkXPress and Illustrator if you would prefer to supply your artwork in these formats.


How do I know my colour will be consistent?

Scotts is a colour proficient printer to international ISO 12647 standards, this means from job to job, press to press and week to week, the colour will be more consistent.