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Artwork and Print Resource Centre

Our team of design and print experts have put together a comprehensive range of support guides, templates and videos to make preparing and supplying your artwork quick and simple. If you need help with something that isn't covered in our guides, please get in touch by calling us on 020 8664 5660 or sending an e-mail to sales@discountdisplays.co.uk and we will be happy to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

What advice can you give me for designing a sign?

We have put together an easy to understand signs guide to help you make the right decision when designing your sign. If you don't want the hassle, we aslo offer an in-house artwork layout service. You supply the brief and any assets you want to use, and we'll create print ready artwork.

What size are different standard papers?

Confused about what paper sizes really mean? Take a look at our handy paper size guide which has a calculator to help you convert dimensions easily, as well as other useful information.

What colours work best for large format signs and banners?

Black on white or white on black are the clearest and easiest to read but obviously are not as attention-grabbing as some other colours. You have to get the balance between grabbing attention and making your signage legible. Have a read of our banner colour visibility guide for more information.

How can I work out how big my text should be?

Visibility of your message is one of the most important parts of a banner design. Visibility depends on how far away people will view your sign or banner. We created this guide to help you make the most out of your display. Have a look at our font size guide here.

What is Dibond?

Dibond is a composite material made of a rigid polyethylene core between two thin aluminium panels. A truly premium material, it is durable, weatherproof and its smooth finish results in excellent print quality. Find out everything there is to know about Dibond signage here

What is Foamex?

A premium quality, PVC foam sheet ideal for printing onto or applying self-adhesive vinyl graphics. It is easy to bend, cut, drill and glue. It is a high quality material used for longer-term signs. Unlike Correx the Foamex surface is totally smooth enabling a higher quality of print. Find out more about Foamex here.

What is Correx?

Correx is a corrugated weather-proof plastic board ideal for temporary signage such as estate agents signs, placards etc. It is popular as it is a lightweight and economical solution. Find our more by reading our Correx Sign Guide

What is Acrylic?

It has many names but it is a type of rigid plastic. It has many uses as a tough yet lightweight alternative to glass signs Find out everything there is to know about acrylic signage here

How do I choose the right window sticker?

Window stickers come in all styles and sizes and it can be confusing to get your artwork right. Front printed, reverse printed, etched glass, and one-way vision are some of the common types you may have heard of. To simplify the process, we have created this window sticker guide which explains the different types to help you find the right sticker for you.

What is vector artwork?

In simple terms images on screens and in brochures are made up of dots. Vectors are made up of lines. If you expand an image created from dots it loses quality and becomes pixelated. A vectorised image can be expanded to any sizes and keep the same quality as the original. Want to know even more, then try our full Vector Art Guide.

Are all your inks eco-friendly?

Our use of ink depends on the application but we try to be as green as possible whilst ensuring the best possible results. 90% of our flexible output is printed using Eco-friendly HP latex inks. Our rigid panels are printed using UV inks for longevity. Find out more here - Ink Guide.