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Frequently asked questions



At Aztec Colour Print, we understand that navigating the world of printing services can be an exciting yet sometimes complex journey. To assist you in making informed decisions and ensuring a seamless experience, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).


What are common paper sizes?

The most common paper sizes are

A6 – 105x148mm
A5 – 148x210mm
A4 – 210x297mm
A3 – 297x420mm
A2 – 420x594mm
A1 – 594x840mm
A0 – 840x1188mm

Which printing method is better?

If you require a short run of business stationery such as letterheads, business cards we recomend printing these digitally.

If you require a larger run any item or a more specialised item such as a brochure or folder these would be printed by our lithographic machines.

What print finishes can I get?

The most common paper types are regular bond (offset material), Silk and Gloss stocks.  These can then all have a varirty of different finishes applied such as lamination, foil blocking, embossing.

What is Bleed?

Bleed refers to printing beyond the edge of your desired-size page. It means that you’ll extend your design beyond the true paper size, so that you can cut off the extra margins and have the design print to the edge.

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Where do you deliver?

We have our own two vans that service the North East area and all deliveries are free of charge.  We also use reconised national shipping companies for tracked deliveries all throughout the UK.

What are your turn around times?

With every print job we take on we endeavour to have it printed and delivered as quick as possible.  Smaller run digital items can be printed and done with a shorter time period, the larger more complex jobs can take longer but we will advise this on order.

What mailing services are available?

We offer a number of mailing services to help save money on larger volumes using Royal Mail’s Mailmark products.  Mailings can also be sent out either as standard envelope insertion, naked mailers, inkjet and tabbed jobs or polybagging.