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Certificates

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Description

Our printed certificates are an exciting way of acknowledging achievements, in addition to giving well deserved recognition to those around you. Reward your colleagues, friends and family to printed certificates for any occasion worth celebrating. Whether you need certificates for employee of the month awards, training completion, or any other special achievement, certificate printing is the perfect solution! Our top quality certificates are available in various sizes, with durable and long lasting finishes. Choose for certificates printing now!

  • Printed in high quality full colour
  • Guaranteed print quality through state of the art printing techniques
  • Eco-friendly materials available

Eco-Friendly options available - learn more

Product specifications
Material - 135 gsm to 400 gsm Silk (Matte) & Gloss art print machine coated paper
- 140 gsm to 300 gsm offset paper (writable)
- 170 g/m² Recystar Nature (100% recycled)
Finishing - 400 gsm: Gloss, Matte, Gloss lamination, Matte lamination
- 250 gsm: Gloss, Matte, Writable
- 170 gsm: Matte, Writable
- 135 gsm Gloss, Matte, Writable
Print technique High-quality digital & offset
Print options Single-sided | Double-sided
Print colour Full colour
Design guidelines
We recommend using our templates and guides for preparing your print-ready PDF.

You can download our guides and templates in the template section. Remember to delete the template layers before exporting your design to PDF.

If you already have a design, no worries; we accept other file formats, including JPEG, PNG, or EPS.

For photographic content, high-resolution JPEGs are recommended, preferably without compression. For graphics or text-based content, we recommend print-ready, vector-based PDFs. For content that is a combination of graphics and photography, we suggest using print-ready PDFs to ensure the best quality.

Use CMYK as the colour mode.

Prepare your files using CMYK as the colour mode, not RGB. Use colourmode FOGRA39 (ISO Coated v2). If you are unsure of the colour mode of your file, don't worry we can always convert this for you. Keep in mind this can cause the colours to differ from the original file.

Resolution of at least 300 dpi.

Make sure the resolution of the images and graphics in your artwork are at least 300 dpi.

Add 3 mm bleed and keep 4 mm safety margin

During production, there might be a slight cut deviation. To avoid any issues, we recommend the following:

  • Add a 3 mm bleed around all edges of your design.
  • Keep important elements 4 mm away from the edge or folding lines.
  • Avoid using borders or frames on smaller formats like labels or business cards.
Text and fonts specifications (Min. font size is 6 pt)

For this product, the minimum font size is 6 pt. To avoid any issues, we recommend the following:

  • Fonts must be embedded or outlined.
  • If your design contains small black text, make sure it is 100 % black (Cyan: 0 Magenta: 0 Yellow: 0 Black: 100).

Note that we don't check spelling or typographical errors.

Check line thickness.

Lines should be at least 0.25 pt. Negative lines should be at least 0.5 pt.

Check your artwork for overprint.

Make sure no elements in your artwork are set on overprint unless you want this effect in your design. You can read more about overprint in our Help Centre.

Make sure the ink coverage isn't higher than 300%.

Force Colour Images to CMYK with a 260% ink limit (in Photoshop > Convert Colour Profile > Photoshop 5 Default CMYK). Make sure the ink coverage isn't higher than 300%.

Using a border/frame is not recommended

It is recommended to count with a margin of error when stacks of copies are trimmed during the production process. This slight cutting deviation is usually not noticeable, nevertheless, we recommend avoiding adding borders smaller than 20 mm in your design for any product smaller than an A4 (210 x 297 mm). Otherwise, the design might end up looking off-centre.

Guide PDF
Rectangle A3 (297 x 420mm) PDF Indesign
A3 Landscape (420 x 297 mm) PDF Indesign
A4 Portrait (210 x 297 mm) PDF Indesign
A4 Landscape (297 x 210 mm) PDF Indesign
A5 Portrait (148 x 210 mm) PDF Indesign
A5 Landscape (210 x 148 mm) PDF Indesign
A6 Portrait (105 x 148 mm) PDF Indesign
A6 Landscape (148 x 105 mm) PDF Indesign
A7 Portrait (74 x 105 mm) PDF Indesign
A7 Landscape (105 x 74 mm) PDF Indesign
Square (105 x 105 mm) PDF Indesign
Square Medium (148 x 148 mm) PDF Indesign
Square Large (210 x 210 mm) PDF Indesign
US Portrait (99 x 210 mm) PDF Indesign
US Landscape (210 x 99 mm) PDF Indesign
A-Long Portrait (74 x 210 mm) PDF Indesign
A-Long Landscape (210 x 74 mm) PDF Indesign
X-Long Portrait (105 x 297 mm) PDF Indesign
X-Long Landscape (297 x 105 mm) PDF Indesign
Frequently asked questions
What is this product?
  • Printed certificates can be used for many different reasons like personalised awards to big corporate events. Professionally or personally, printed certificates are the perfect solution to reward those around you.

What paper can I use for my Certificates ?
  • We print flyers with 135 gsm, 170 gsm, 250 gsm, or 400gsm paper. For your reference, the thickness is usually measured in GSM (grams per m²) and the higher the gsm, the thicker the paper. So now, which one suits your needs?

    135 gsm is the most common choice since it’s lightweight and easy to distribute. It is also less prone to wrinkling than standard printing paper, as it's 1.5x thicker. This option is a bargain for businesses with a small marketing budget because it can be arranged at a price that won't break the bank.
    Note: Printing double-sided with a gsm lesser than 200 gsm can result in a level of transparency. For best results, we suggest ordering 200 gsm or higher for double sided printing.


  • 170 gsm paper is often chosen for conferences and trade shows. Being about 2x thicker than standard printing paper, their sturdiness makes them an attractive option for professional gatherings.


  • 250-300 gsm paper is often used by the hospitality and retail industries. This paper type is 3x thicker than standard printing paper, making it feel extremely sturdy.


  • 400 gsm paper is the most premium option, but can still be ordered at an economical price. At 4x the thickness of standard printing paper, this choice guarantees a robust and luxurious appearance, which is great for special occasions or events.

Which production techniques do we use?
  • For the production of Certificates , we use the following technique(s):

  • Digital printing: Uses four colours (CMYK) with toners and inks to print digital files. This option is comparable to a large home printer, and is cheaper than Litho printing for smaller quantities. This is because there are fewer starting costs, fewer components involved, and no ink drying time required.


  • Offset Lithography printing or Litho printing makes it possible to provide larger quantities at unbeatable prices. This technique creates images and text with wet ink and is transferred to each paper sheet with aluminium and rubber plates. This method is more extensive than its 'digital’ counterpart because of the different printing materials that are used. However, it is still the most cost-effective option when you order bigger batches.

Ordering process
Ordering with own design
Choose and configure: Choose the product, select your preferences and your desired delivery time.

Add to cart: Add to cart, review your preferences and edit/duplicate if needed. We recommend opting for Premium Artwork Check.

Checkout: Choose the delivery and invoice address.

Payment & design: Choose your preferred payment method in this step. You can also choose to upload your artwork first and pay at a later stage.

Design check: Upload your design. We'll send a digital proof for your approval before the order gets sent to production.

Sit back and relax!
Using editor design
Choose and configure: Find the best product for you, configure it and choose your delivery time.*

Design in the editor: Now you can upload and edit your artwork, if necessary, with the help of our editors. From here, you can add your product(s) to the cart.

Checkout: Choose the delivery and invoice address.

Payment: Choose your preferred payment method in this step.

Design check: We'll send a digital proof for your approval before the order gets sent to production.

Sit back and relax!

Estimated delivery date

Upload and approve your files before: Monday, 22 July 2024 10:00

£41.99 Excl. VAT

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Size

What material can I choose for my flyers?

    • Glossy

      Glossy: The glossy finish gives the paper a subtle sheen. It's perfect for photographs as the colours show up quite vivid.

      Glossy
    • Matte

      Matte: The matte finish is quite subtle and is perfect if your design is text-heavy.

      Matte
    • Uncoated

      Offset | Writable: This paper is uncoated, which means that it's possible to write on your paper. This is perfect if you need your customers to write on your paper, perhaps to fill in some information.

      Uncoated
    • Recycled

      Recystar Nature: 100% recycled paper and sustainably produced. The natural white colour gives the print a natural look.

      Recycled
    • Bio Top

      Bio Top: Recyclable and made through a chlorine-free (TCF) bleaching process with no optical brightening agents. This process leaves the paper with an off-white colour and a natural, uncoated texture. It is pleasant to the touch and comfortable for reading.

      Bio Top
    • Paperwise Natural

      PaperWise Natural: Unbleached and made from agricultural waste. Sustainable with low environmental impact, it is uncoated and has a natural light brown colour.

      Paperwise Natural

What paper can I use for my Certificates ?

    • 135gsm gloss


      120-135 gsm is the most common choice since it’s lightweight, easy to distribute, and less prone to crinkling when compared to regular printing paper, which is about 1.5x thinner. This option is a bargain for businesses with a small marketing budget because it can be arranged at a price that’s convenient for sharing with many people without breaking the bank.

      135gsm gloss
    • 170gsm gloss


      170 gsm paper is often chosen for conferences and trade shows. Being about 2x thicker than standard printing paper, their sturdiness makes them an attractive option for professional gatherings.

      170gsm gloss
    • 250gsm gloss


      250-300 gsm paper is often used by the hospitality and retail industries. This paper type is 3x thicker than standard printing paper, making it feel extremely sturdy.

      250gsm gloss

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