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Matchbox Print Help

Discussion in 'Printing & Print Design Forum:' started by Lily, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. Lily

    Lily New Member

    Hi everyone,

    I'm new to this forum. I am studing Graphic design and Multimedia in London college as a distance learning so that I always have lots of question how to do something.
    I have one assignment which I'm not sure how to do.
    This time I need to design a menu and coaster and Matchbox for one of chain resturant.
    I don't havr any idea how to make match box or Coaster and where should I print it when I finish my design?! does any one has any idea?

    I also have another question. I'm not sure where to print just one or two. I saw in many website online they print bulk?!!! But I need just 1 or 2 print,...
  2. Katedesign

    Katedesign Well-Known Member

    You won't have to print the coaster and matchbox on the right sort of board. You can either make them up from the heaviest board you can print on or stick them onto a sample. If you can't print on card try a local printshop that does digital printing (Prontaprint or Kallkwik type place) they will print 1 or 2.

    You are studying design.... so that's the important bit!
  3. djb

    djb Member

    Print them on paper, stick em onto a coaster and a match box.
  4. neildigital

    neildigital Member

    I am happy to print you your samples...

    I am based in Camberley / Bracknell..

    Give me a shout on email or phone.

  5. kyuss74

    kyuss74 New Member

    I'd print the coaster onto paper then spray mount it to some thick card, or do what dlb suggests and just stick it to a coaster as long as you can't see the original design through your print. For the matchbox it should be easy enough to work out dimensions for making your own. If need be buy one and take it apart so that the two elements are flat sheets then work from that for a template. Print it onto some stiff(ish) card and score, fold and glue. Dead easy.
  6. Minuteman Press

    Minuteman Press Moderator

    Hi Lily,

    One or two - give the local high street printer a shout. Should be while you wait.

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