Alcame Photographic Printing
Bespoke Photographic Printing - Design and Printing Services
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Ordering your Coasters
Before completing the order form below please see opposite to note your options and the image upload instructions.
You need to complete a separate order form for each different picture or to select different options for the same picture.
You must complete ALL required* fields i.e. those containing the words "No selection".
The form will confirm successful submission of your order, below this line, when upload has completed.
If you request that we post your order the following charge will be added to your invoice.
For one Coaster.
2nd Class Add £0.99p
1st Class Add £1.25
Up to six Coasters.
2nd Class Add £2.50
1st Class Add £2.99
For larger quantities please
contact us for a quote.
We do not request payment for our printing services until we have checked that your artwork is suitable for processing in accordance with your selected options.
Only when we are satisfied that we can fulfil your order we will send you an email containing a link to pay the total amount due via our online PayPal service.
There is no charge to you for this service and no PayPal account is required, you can use any major credit or debit card or your PayPal account if you have one.
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE FILLING OUT THE FORM
AND SUBMITTING YOUR ARTWORK.
Files | Resolution / Quality | Special Orders
File Type: We accept digital files in Tiff (.tif), Jpeg (.jpg) or PDF (.pdf) format.
File Size: The maximum file size that can be uploaded using this order form is 10MB.
File Size over 10MB or multiple number of files: You will need to use the free 'We Transfer' service. Click on the 'We Transfer' icon below.
Resolution / Quality: A digital picture file is made out of a grid of pixels - small tiny dots that can have any colour. Your camera resolution determines how many of them your picture has. For printing the more pixels the better.
Please also note that pictures taken, even with high end mobile devices, are rarely suitable for printing at all but the smallest of sizes. In all cases we will advise you before printing proceeds.
Cameras with a higher resolution have more pixels to work with, so when the picture is enlarged pixels don’t become apparent.
When we receive your image file our technicians will check to make sure that your file size is sufficient to enable printing to your instructions.
We are able to upsize files within certain parameters and will do this if necessary.
Image aspect ratio (Size and shape of the image): Even we can't fit 'a square peg into a round hole' and so it may be necessary to crop and adjust the size of your image or artwork or add a border to fulfil your requirements.
If your file is unsuitable or too small for printing to your desired size then we will advise you accordingly before any payment request is made.
Special Orders: For special orders that you have spoken to us about you may still use this form to complete your details and upload your image we will email a PayPal invoice to you for the agreed payment amount to be made.
Option 3 - Artistic Edge - We can apply an artistic edge to your artwork so that the straight edged are masked. This can give a more pleasing finish to an image especially where you would like to preserve the aspect ratio of your artwork. In this case there will be some cropping of content around the edges where the artic edge is applied. It will then be printed as large as possible in the centre of the coaster which will leave a visible background / border around the image. The standard colour for the background / border is white and no other colour can be chosen.
Option 2 - Preserve aspect ratio - Aspect ratio describes the relationship between the width and height of an image at any given size. If you wish to preserve the aspect ratio of your artwork without any cropping of content then it will be printed as large as possible in the centre of the coaster which will then leave a visible background / border around the image. The standard colour for the background / border is white but you may choose another colour using our 'Colour Picker' then entering the AL Colour Code on the order form.
Picture or Artwork
You have three options
Option 1 - Full bleed - The term "bleed" refers to a portion of the edge (Approx 2mm on each side) of the artwork that gets cut off in production to ensure edge to edge printing to the correct size.
If you are able to resize the picture or artwork yourself according to the dimensions noted below this may give you the optimum outcome since you can decide how the image gets cropped. Alternatively we will crop and resize your artwork if necessary so that it prints edge to edge without a border.
Artwork size including bleed are:
Coaster: 105 x 105 mm
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Our coasters are hardboard backed with your artwork printed onto a glossy dye-sub receiving layer. The surface is bonded to the board and is heat and moisture resistant.
You can have them printed with your own picture or artwork or select one of our ready designs or even a Family Crest. There is no extra charge for using any of the pictures in our Picture or Print Ready Artwork Galleries.
They are available in the following size; 4" x 4" (100 x 100 mm).
Coaster [Size for image artwork 105 x 105 mm including bleed]
You can choose an artwork ready design HERE
You can choose a picture from any of our Galleries HERE
You can order coasters with your Family Crest HERE
All prices are in GBP and include VAT.