Artwork Guide

A guide to get the best out of the project

We want your children to get the best results from their artwork. We have created a few do's and don'ts to achieve the best results.

Best results
  • Thick A4 sheet of paper or card
  • Bold colours
  • Felt-tip, paint, coloured pencils, crayons
  • Collages – well stuck down
Avoid
  • Important text very close to the edge
  • Faint pencils
  • Anything shiny, reflective or metallic
  • Sellotape
  • Coloured drawing on same coloured background (eg blue ink on blue paper)
  • Folding the paper
  • Glitter – it gets everywhere!

Too close to the edge

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Problem

During the printing process we need to trim into the artwork by about 5 mm from all four sides.

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Result

Important parts of the drawing may get cut off.

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Solution

Ensure that nothing important (text or a really important part of a picture) is close to any edge.

Shiny materials

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Problem

Collages work great but reflective materials, such as glossy photos, shiny paper, metallic ink, Sellotape etc does not scan very well.

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Result

Scanning anything shiny can result in parts of the artwork disappearing or large white splodges appearing.

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Solution

Avoid using anything shiny and if anything needs sticking down then use glue rather than sellotape.

Faint pencils and no contrast

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Problem

Artwork produces the best result when there's a good contrast in colour between the drawings and the background. Faint pencils or for example, blue paint on blue paper, does not scan very well.

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Result

If the drawing is the same colour as the background or faint pencil is used, it may disappear

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Solution

Use nice bold colours, firmly applied with a difference between the colour and the background.

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