Frequently Asked Questions
- Where is Varsity Graphics Printing located?
- What are Varsity Graphics Ptinting trading hours?
- What payment methods are accepted?
- How do I get my print ready artwork to Varsity Graphics?
- How do I convert my file into a PDF?
- What are the guidelines I need to meet when supplying artwork for print?
- When you create my design, how long will it take?
- How many design revisions are provided when you create my artwork?
Graphic Design for Print
Varsity Graphics Printing Gold Coast is located in the heart of the Varsity Lakes business precinct at Shop 2/195 Varsity Parade Varsity Lakes. We are on the same side and 200 metres West of the Delfin Clock Tower. View our location on a map. There is ample parking in the area including behind the building directly opposite our location.
You can call in or call us anytime between 8.30 and 5.00 Monday to Friday. You can also often arrange a pickup on a Saturday morning. Our emergency after hours number is on our door for when it is really urgent.
What payment methods are accepted?
Payment can be made by cheque, direct deposit bank transfer, Visa, MasterCard and American Express (at Visa rates) credit card payments.Back to Top
How do I get my print ready artwork to Varsity Graphics?
You can simply send your file as an attachment to your email. Send it to Alternatively, you can use our quick and easy drop box especially for larger files of 10MB or more - available here.
You can drop your artwork in store on a USB drive or CD / DVD (MAC or PC).
Note: Artwork created by external suppliers (ie printers/artists) may vary when reproduced.
Artwork files created by clients are often not print ready and may require adjustments before we can print.
How do I convert my file into a PDF?
You computer may already have the option to create a PDF. If not, you can download a free PDF converter that installs on your PC as a printer. Instead of printing simply send your file to the converter and it will save it as a PDF which you can then email to us. There are many free converters available. The one we have recommended to many of our clients is CutePDF. Download the CutePDF Writer (Freeware) version here.
You can convert just about any file that you can print out on your printer into a PDF. You can save time, money and achieve a better result by converting Word, Publisher, Powerpoint and Excel files into PDF's prior to bringing them to us for printing. After making your PDF remember to launch and check the PDF file on your screen. That is what we will print.
What are the guidelines I need to meet when supplying artwork for print?
Varsity Graphics Printing has created design specifications / guidelines for when supplying print-ready artwork for business cards and pull-up banners. To view and download these documents, visit our Print Info page.
Our general design requirements are that artwork for printing be supplied at 300 dpi resolution. Images taken off the web are normally 72 dpi resolution which is great for screen viewing but not for printing. Files for large format printing should be at a minimum of 100 dpi at full print size for good commercial quality reproduction. For full photographic quality 300 dpi is required.
Images placed into your document need to be set to 300 dpi before being placed. You cannot improve the quality of a 72 dpi web graphic by increasing its dpi after the fact. Talk to us about options or new images.
When the printing goes to the edge of your project ensure that the image extends beyond the edge, called bleed, to allow for trimming. Without bleed we cannot trim to the required edge. Call us for more details.
When you create my design, how long will it take?
This depends on the project size and degree of intricacy, design work can take from a few hours to several weeks. For an accurate time estimate on your design project, please call us on 5575 9417 or contact us online.
How many design revisions are provided when you create my artwork?
Unless otherwise stated, Varsity Graphics Printing provides up to three design revisions within the quote time frame per design project. Please refer to our Terms of Trade on our Print Info page for complete details.Back to Top