A safezone/margin is where all your important text and images are not at risk of being trimmed.

Make sure your important text and images are a few millimetres away from the edge of the document. For example: business card, we recommend a 5mm margin; anything bigger than A6 in size should have a 10mm margin. The greater the paper size, the greater to the margin should be. Everything in the safe zone will appear in your prints.

Printing edge to edge on a digital printer is impossible and, therefore, we will need to trim the end product into size. By creating a bleed, you are safeguarding your products from having unsymmetrical, white strips on edges of paper and avoid the text being cut into. It is, therefore, always good to leave 2-3mm bleed on your file. Bleed works by printing beyond the printing dimensions and then we cut into the bleed. Your text and images are left in the safe zone and the remains i.e. background colour, borders, non-important images should be resized into the bleed zone. This gives us some leeway when cutting the paper. Make sure you or your designer always has the files print ready to avoid any disappointments. Please make sure that your designer adds these vital bleeds into you document or your design program should have an option to add a bleed to a document. As part of our printing service at Lion Printers in Croydon, will always check and advise further if the document does not contain bleeds or your text is not in the safe zone.

RBG stands for Red, Blue and Green. These are the colours used on our monitors, TV and scanners to create the combination of colours we see. The colour gamut can range differently from screen to screen. We, therefore, cannot guarantee that the colour you see on your screen will be the same on our screen. Furthermore, as printers use CMYK colours instead of RBG, the colours of your printed products can also appear to be different shades of colour. We advise our customers to have hardcopy proofs sent to avoid any disappointments. It is also good to note that when saving your files, you should ensure they are saved in CMYK mode. Saving them in PDF will usually convert RBG colours into CMYK depending on your software.

CMYK stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. These four colours are used to print your documents. These colour are mixed in different proportions to create a range of colours. This is not to be confused with RBG, which has a slightly different colour range.

We at Lion Printers can cut any paper into any size and we are not bound by the standard sizes so if you would like a product that is not traditional then we would love to help you out. Standard paper sizes are as follows:

All measurements are in millimetres (mm)
Business cards: 55×85
Folded business cards: 110×85
A7: 74 x 105
A6: 105 x 148
A5: 148 x 210
A4: 210 x 297
A3: 297 x 420
A2: 420 x 594
A1: 594 x 841
A0: 841 x 1189

Yes, absolutely! We have an impressive range of paper to wow anyone that not many printing services in Croydon, Surrey, London and surrounding areas have access to. We can use coloured paper which is dyed to create a more solid colour or textured paper that feels unique and luxurious to the touch. We can use these on any products you wish from business cards to wedding stationery. Please call us at Lion Printers in Croydon for more information on our paper stock as they range in price.

Items can be collected from our premises in Croydon within hours of printing, depending on the type of job. Our standard delivery service can take 3-5 working days. We also offer a 24 hour turnaround with delivery at an additional cost. For delivery addresses in Croydon, we are pleased to be able to offer a free delivery service.

We accept the following files:

EPS which stands for Encapsulated Postscript File. This file enables you to change the scale of the image without compromising the quality. This type of file is best used for logos.

PDF which stands for Portable Document Format. This file is perfect for digital printing as it converts any RBG colour file into CMYK. The quality of the contents is also maintained when saved in PDF.

JPEG which stands for The Joint Photographic Experts Group. This is the most common format for storing and transmitting photographic images.

We accept cash, bank transfers or paypal. If you would like to use paypal to make payment, there will be an additional charge at 4% per transaction.

If you have already confirmed that you are happy for the files to be printed then we are unable to make any changes. It is, therefore, absolutely vital that customers thoroughly check the proofs that are given them or sent to us beforehand to avoid any issues. As part of our printing service at Lion Printers in Croydon will always remind customers to check their proofs before they are sent to print.

If you have confirmed for your order to be printed, then we will not be able to cancel the order. If you have paid but not confirmed your order to be printed, a partial refund will be offered, subject to the amount work completed on our end.

We at Lion Printers will ensure that all your prints will come out flawlessly but in the event of a mishap where the problem is caused at our end, you will be entitled to a full re-print or a partial refund. If the prints are defective due to the file given by the customers, then Lion Printers will not be liable for the problem caused. It is, therefore, in our best interest that we remind customers to always check their designs for any errors. If you are unsure about your design, whether you think it is the incorrect size or if you are unsure as to whether you have any bleeds on your file, our staff at Lion Printers in Croydon will be more than happy to advise you to ensure you have a stress-free experience.