What is a Perforated Flyer?
Yes! We are very excited to be launching our new perforated print range! We’ve had clients requesting this finishing option for a while however we’re sure there are still many of you out there with some questions about perforation etc…
So, without messing around too much, let’s get into it!
What is perforation?
Perforation is a finishing technique used to make paper easier to tear, by making a line of tiny dots in the place you would like people to tear the paper. You’ll see perforation all the time in notepads (to make pages easy to tear out), or on tickets (tearing off stubs to prove that your ticket has been used).
Why do my clients need perforation?
Normally, you wouldn’t want anyone tearing up your clients print. But if they have made a design that requires tearing, you need it to be done correctly! For example, imagine your client is sending out a letter with a form that needs to be returned. A perforated line means that recipients can tear off the form without making a mess of things. It also means they don’t have go and get scissors – so perforation makes the user experience much easier!
What kind of print products might use perforation?
We’ve mentioned a couple but here’s a few more…
– Ticket stubs
– RSVP forms
– Forms on leaflets (e.g. for subscriptions or donations)
– Raffle tickets
Do I need to do anything with my artwork?
Nope! Simply design your artwork as normal and we’ll take care of the rest!
How do you perforate my print?
Our perforated range is made in a very similar manner to our regular flyers and leaflets. Your artwork will be printed and then sent to our folder. Here, your folded leaflets are normally creased by a dull blade which is pressed into your print, creating that crease-line. For perforated lines though, we use a perforation wheel instead. This wheel has a sawtooth edge, so when it presses into the paper, it leaves behind a nice, neat line of tiny holes.