Our Services

Independent Design & Graphics is a full pre-press service company.
We can take jobs from start to finish – design, pre-press, platemaking and proofing.
Our service is both reliable and cost-effective and many national and multinational companies take advantage of our professional one-stop shop approach.
DESIGNUnlike many agency designers, our design studio team is very knowledgeable about the printing industry that they serve.

In particular, we are experts at designing all types of packaging, including corrugated cartons – one of the most challenging areas of printing. We have won awards for our expertise and our work is on the shelves of supermarkets across Australia and around the world.

We also have the ability to produce short-run mockups for prototype approval.

To complement your campaign, the design team can produce a range of point-of-sale material as well.

Our proofs are output on a high-end, meticulously calibrated digital proofer, so you can be assured of precise colour matching with the final printed product.

Our costs are extremely competitive and we are happy to work with design agencies to adapt brand concepts into press-ready art that is guaranteed to work on press.

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One of the many services available to our customers is the Aeronaut Plotting table. This automated cutter makes short work of packaging mock-ups, ready to present to the client.

PREPRESSThe easy availability of desktop publishing software can mean that printers are supplied with a wide range of file formats created by clients with differing skill and knowledge levels. Creating high quality printed work from these files is often a challenge.

Our experienced operators send every art file they receive through a rigorous preflight check to ensure that all the potential problems are picked up before the job hits the press.

If recurring problems are found, our staff are happy to talk to designers about preventing them in future jobs, saving you time and money.

Checking files for problems is an integral part of the printing process.

Checking files for printability is an integral part of the printing process.

PROOFINGWe spend a vast amount of time on getting our proofing right. We know that print ready proofs mean faster sign-offs and happier customers for our clients.

We will create a colour profile for your press. We can then simulate any dot shape, screen frequency, substrate and ink type to produce an extremely accurate print to proof result.

proofs

Getting the finished product to match the design is a complicated process, made much simpler by our investment in first class proofing equipment.

IDG’s custom Hi-FLEX system is a vital tool used to assess and prepare jobs for platemaking. Using HiFLEX we select the perfect process from our many options.

By tailoring our platemaking in this way, we achieve better results for your printed work, with smoother gradients, more consistent solids, sharper text and clearer, vibrant images.

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The recent advances in dot shape are yielding consistently outstanding results in a variety of printing situations. Independent Design & Graphics’ Hi-FLEX system ensures your plates, and your print job, are world-class.

At IDG, we also pride ourselves on being one of the few Digital Litho Plate manufacturers producing these high quality Digital plates for all those businesses that do not manufacture them “in house”.

The advantage to any printer using our Digital Litho Plate technology is that they can print with these high definition plates, achieving amazing results, without investing hundreds of thousands of dollars into a very costly “in house” pre-press art department and personnel.

Our pre-press artwork technicians are skilled in achieving an optimum result on our clients’ presses every time!

We can service plate requirements for most presses, including CIP3 and CIP4 ink key setup files.

Our high definition Digital Litho Plates will give you outstanding results every time.