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Why Choose SIMLAB?
Each printer automatically trims your individual photo prints from a long roll of film. The bleed area is the 3-5mm around every edge that will be subject to trimming once the image is processed for print. We advise that the bleed area of your image to be excess background and do not advise key features such as heads, feet, dresses or any other important elements of your image to be placed to close to the top, bottom or edges. This will also include any borders, keylines or text that you may add to your designs. The bleed area covers roughly 3-5mm from all edges of your file. This area also allows the printer to account for a small amount of paper movement when printing. Please be aware that this is an automatic process and completely out of our control but processing and submitting your file correctly will ensure that no unwanted cropping will occur.
Paper Sample Pack
Unsure which paper would best complement your image? We offer a paper sample pack available to add to any order, or to order by itself so you can see our fantastic range of papers and finishes to choose from. This includes the standard photographic matt or gloss options, as well as our entire range of fine art papers such as Photo Reg, German Etching and many more for only £2.50. Add basket now.
How To Order
Upload Your Images
Choose Your Photo Size
Choose Your Paper Type
Your Photos Are Printed
Why Choose SIMLAB?
When ordering standard photo prints, there is the option to select "White Border" when you upload your image online. This will overlay an approximate 5mm white border around the edge of your image with your overall print size remaining the same.
Acrylic Magnetic Blocks
Laminating Board Mounted Prints
Laminating your board mounted print ensures your print is protected from scratches, fingerprints and UV rays. Laminate is a protective film that is applied on to your print, available in both Satin and High Gloss.
How to Supply your Board Mounted Prints
Making sure your file is in tip top shape is essential, ensure the resolution, file size and dimensions of your image are correct before adding them to your basket. For best results, please pre-size your files to the correct aspect ratio, the correct output size required at 300 DPI and in sRGB colour space, before uploading.
For further guidance head to the Supplying Files help page or call our customer service team on +44 (0) 1707 273747.