When ordering from our website you will be asked to pay online unless you have a pre-approved payment on account facility (only available for B2B clients).
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We are digital printers and are therefore well placed to deliver significant savings on short-run work. We hope that small businesses and individuals in particular will enjoy the flexibility of being able to either produce their own artwork online or work with our experienced in-house design team to get the results they want.
For larger business clients we work, when required, in collaboration with third party commercial printers to secure the best rates on volume work. This provides the framework to deliver a cost-effective management process that will appeal to businesses who wish to centralise their business stationery ordering.
Our online designer software allows you to create, edit and approve your own artwork, in your own time, and at no extra cost to you. After you have confirmed and placed your order a high quality PDF is sent to our print production team who process your work through our digital print process. Everything advertised on this website is provided in-house.
No. The online designer software is provided for your convenience allowing you to work on your job at any time of the day or night. You may also prepare files on your local device and upload a print ready PDF. If you would prefer us to prepare your order, our in-house design team will be very pleased to work with you at every stage of your project. Should you wish to discuss your this further, or send us order details, please email us at: email@example.com. Additional charges will apply.
We are constantly developing the range of products that we offer with the aim of providing a 'one-stop shop' for all your print requirements.
There are three options for designing and customizing a product. Click a product on the left-hand panel and choose one of the options.
1. Custom Design: lets you customize the products. Click it to open the design studio and use multiple tools to create your own design.
2. Upload Design: using this option, you can upload your own PDF files. Most mainstream software packages allow you to export or print to a PDF file. By doing this you retain information about layout, fonts, sizes etc that are crucial to the final print.
3. Browse Design: use this to select hundreds of pre-loaded templates. Work on them or customize them through our design studio.
The type of paper used for difference purposes is expressed in weight. In the countries following the European system, it is grammes per square metre (gsm or g/m2 or simply g) and in the US system it is Pound (lb).
The paper used for writing/printing (letterheads and such stationery) is generally between 80 and 120 gsm (20 to 70 lb) and is called the paper stock. Anything heavier than this is considered the card stock, i.e. the paper used for business cards, postcards, greeting cards, etc.
This has a glossy or matte finish. Coated paper is generally very smooth and can be either very shiny (high gloss) or have a subtle shine (matte). Either way, coated paper will have a great effect on the appearance and usefulness of the printed item. Coated paper is more resistant to dirt, moisture and wear. It also makes the printed material more shiny. That is why it is generally used in the printing of magazines, book covers, glossy photos and art books. Coating restricts the amount of ink that is absorbed by the paper and how the ink bleeds into the paper. This is desirable for sharp and complex images as the ink stays on top of the paper and will not wick or bleed reducing the sharpness of the printed material. This same property can be unattractive for the back of business cards as the coated paper does not take well to pen ink or pencil and many people like to write on the back of business cards.
Generally more absorbent of ink than a coated paper, like its namesake, uncoated paper does not have a coating. It is generally not as smooth as coated paper and tends to be more porous. Uncoated paper is generally used for letterhead, envelopes and printed material that is aiming for a more prestigious or elegant look. College and University booklets, real estate brochures and menus for elegant restaurants are generally printed on uncoated paper to give them a prestigious feel.
Our system supports RGB (red, green, blue) for producing digital prints. We have accurately mapped color pallet to match RGB to CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, key) to ensure proper 4-color printing.
We utilise a variety of in-house digital print formats, including Konica and Xerox digital printers, Mutoh and Epson wide format printers, and a range of sublimation and transfer techniques. These guarantee a high level of colour accuracy on the widest selection of stocks and materials.
300 dpi (dots per inch) is the resolution of the output PDF file.
When you place an order through your local funeral home you can feel confident and at ease that the job will be dealt with efficiently and professionally. Staff at the funeral home will liaise with a printer, such as us, the minister and other family members, by fax, phone and/or email to relay details of your order. A proof is prepared, in conjunction with a comprehensive portfolio of samples, by an experienced design team at the print shop, often including advanced photo editing, sourcing texts for hymns and readings, and advising on copyrights. This is sent to the funeral home where you are invited to view, make amendments and confirm the order. The order is delivered to the funeral home and they take responsibility for checking the order and taking it to the service on the day.
For various reasons family members sometimes prefer to deal with these arrangements themselves. By using a website such as ours, or working on their local device and uploading their print ready files, they take on all the work carried out by the funeral home and design team, avoiding many of the associated costs.
Whichever route you choose, we guarantee to deliver the same high level of service using the same quality materials within the strict time frames that you require.
The prices we quote on this site are correct for the range of stocks and materials shown. These prices assume that the client will be creating, editing and completing their own artwork online or uploading files from their local device. They do not include any additional artwork costs should our in-house design team become involved in the process.
For some products the price is dependent on choices you make when placing the order. Should the actual copy to be printed differ from the order details placed we reserve the right to adjust the price where necessary. Should an additional payment be required we will need this to be settled prior to the despatch of the order.
All prices shown on our website exclude VAT. Under current UK legislation some items are zero-rated for VAT purposes and this is clearly shown against applicable products.
Prices also exclude delivery which is applied at checkout.
It is the customer's responsibility to make sure that no copyright or proprietary rights are violated when reproducing material. We will not reproduce copyright protected materials without appropriate permission.
Specific notes in relation to our Condolence Stationery
PUBLIC DOMAIN: Many hymns, songs, prayers etc are considered to be in the public domain. This is where copyright no longer applies and such material can be used freely. This would normally apply to passages, hymns and prayers written over 70 years ago.
THE BIBLE: Copyright of biblical passages and psalms is vested with the various publishers but no application needs to be made for permission to reproduce biblical passages or extracts when the reproduction is solely for use on the occasion for which they have been prescribed.
HYMNS AND SONGS: In many cases the church or crematorium where the service is to be held may hold a Christian Copyright Licence which permits the reproduction of hymns and songs from a selection of over 250,000. Most traditional hymns in use at funerals are considered to be in the public domain.
PRAYERS: COMMON WORSHIP: Items from Common Worship may be reproduced for use on a single occasion without written permission of the Central Board of Finance (copyright holders) by inclusion of the following acknowledgement: "Common Worship 2000, material from which is included in this service, is copyright © The Central Board of Finance of the Church of England."
THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER: Items from The Book of Common Prayer may be reproduced for use on a single occasion without written permission of Cambridge University Press (copyright holders) by inclusion of the following acknowledgement: "Extracts from The Book of Common Prayer, the rights in which are vested in the Crown, are reproduced by permission of the Crown's Patentee, Cambridge University Press" IMPORTANT NOTE: This non-exclusive English language right throughout the UK has been granted to Careprint on your behalf by Cambridge University press. It should not be used by any other party without authorisation.
ANONYMOUS PRAYERS AND READINGS: Where prayers cannot be traced to an individual, for instance when it says anon or source unknown, it is assumed that no copyright exists and such prayers are considered to be in the public domain.
CHRISTIAN COPYRIGHT LICENCE This is normally held by the individual church, or crematorium, where the service is being held and covers most hymns regardless of copyright. A reference to the licence number should be quoted somewhere on the service sheet, normally in small print at the end.
Our offices are open Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM. Orders placed by 12 noon on a working day will normally be dispatched same day. Orders placed after 12 noon, or at the weekend, or on a bank holiday will normally be dispatched on the next working day. You have a range of delivery options at checkout including next day delivery, first class post and collection from our offices.