FAQs

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For best results please send us PDF files due to these files having a smaller physical size in megabytes and allowing faster downloads from FTP sites and email attachments. They also combine images and fonts in one file.

Please create the file at 10% of the final size. You can also send it at 25 or 50% but please make us aware of this when you send it over. Always include bleed if required but remember to offset crop marks as they will print unless removed. Please also outline the text in your file or send us your artwork as a vector file.

When creating, export to PDF using the Press Quality setting. If using Illustrator or Photoshop you can choose to save as a PDF with the Press Quality setting or alternatively save as an EPS file. If you save as an EPS file be sure to make a clipping mask around you artwork (Bleed area) to eliminate any stray artwork outside of the bleed area. Please do not supply Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, CAD or similar file formats.

Crowd control barrier dimensions vary. Normally they are either 2.30m or 2.50m wide and 1.10m high, however the actual dimensions can vary dramatically in width as some manufacturers include the hooks in the dimensions and some exclude them. Before branding your crowd control barriers please check with your supplier on the exact dimensions and ask them for a scaled drawing with dimensions of the barriers. If you are going to use the skins branding option for a number of events always make you are going to get exactly the same barriers. In addition to our barrier skins, we also offer a wide range of crowd barrier branding solutions to meet all needs.

Our lead times do depend on the time of year and how busy our production team are during the time of enquiry. Our UK based production team on average is 5-7 working days and our overseas production team can vary between 5-7 days. Our screenprinting service has a slightly longer lead time ranging from approximately 10-21 days.

Yes the standard size for a Heras Fence panel is 3.5 x 1.8m , therefore the branding area is 3.37 x 1.78m.

Screen Print should be considered for larger volume print runs, such as when you are working on an event that has many cordoned off areas and like a festival, a large construction site or a sports event. The process is best used for repeat artwork, be it a logo, sponsors message or tiled background image. The process of creating the screens is initially quite costly, but the costs of producing prints diminishes significantly as the volume increases. This is because once a screen is produced material can be passed through the print process many times quicker than with the digital print process. Screen printing works by stamping colour down on the fabric, a single screen can be up to 600 x 200cm, and up to 12 screens can be combined to create complex artwork.

Key Benefits of screen print:

  • Lightweight
  • Air-permeable, elastic and durable
  • Cost effective
  • Spot colours can be matched accurately
  • Colour Fast – post print washing process increases resistant to colour bleed

Yes, Sunbaba can design artwork. We do however charge £60.00 per hour for this service. If our client already has artwork prepared as part of Sunbaba’s service we do check over artwork to make sure it is print ready and suitable for the material it will be printed onto.

Austronet is a hand sprayed print process using laser cut templates. This print process is designed for simple logos and text.

Instructions for a standard 3m x 2m tension fabric frame – download here

Sunbaba don’t offer an in house installation service, however, we have a range of recommend and approved installers for all kinds of events.

If your prints require special colours to be matched please include them in the file as spot colours, either Pantone or RAL can be matched closely on our machines although there are limitations with some colours, notably fluorescents and brighter Pantones. You can also supply us with hard copies of previously printed materials that we can use as a reference. Our RIP software will inform us of how close the colours will match before the job is printed, if we think that the colour is not possible to match we will inform you first and recommend a series of colour test prints for you to approve.

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