If you are looking for a new way to promote your product or business Printed Beer Mats are a great way of getting attention. Beer mats were first made in 1880 and were introduced by a German printing firm called Friedrich Horn. Since then public houses have been known to spread these across their tables not just as a form of surface protection but as a great form of advertising for alcohol, events, products and businesses. As each establishment may gain hundreds of customers per week this was proven to be a successful way of gaining public knowledge.
We make brilliant real beermats which are also known as coasters, dripmats, pulp-board mats or fibre-board drinks coasters. Our Beer mats are all Litho Printed directly on to thick and absorbant genuine fibre board.
So if you have an idea or a campaign that you are hoping to promote this is a great way to communicate with the general public.
When designing the messages you are wanting to convey on a beer mat, Please Remember two key elements:
Size: Remember that these have a restricted design area (94mm, round or square) so the less type the better!
Imagination: The more creative and eyecatching the better!
Print ready artwork
an Adobe Acrobat PDF file (.pdf)
has a 3mm bleed
at least 300dpi
However we're happy to work with just about any file from any application.
We prefer Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Files, with fully embedded fonts, or all fonts converted to paths.
Please use the PDF/X-1a 2001 setting in your software package when creating the .pdf if available.
Other File Types
Other common software we can work with includes Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel, Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Quark and many more.
If you do not supply us an adobe .pdf there may be unexpected changes in the finished print - for this reason we always send you a PDF proof to approve before we go to print.
Artwork should be supplied as Full Colour, Cyan Magenta Yellow and Blac(k) files, rather than RGB as colour differences can occur when converting from screen to print colours.
Your artwork should have an extra 3mm border around the edge, your design may “bleed off” into this area if it is intended to print right up-to the edge of the cut final sized page.
More detailed information on bleed is available.
Computer Screen images are usually 72 or 96 Dots Per Inch, when these are printed they tend to be very small, or “pixelated”, for print images a much higher detail, or resolution, image is required, usually 300 Dots Per Inch (dpi) or even higher.
Send us your files
You will be prompted to upload your files after you have passed through checkout.
A range of pdf templates are available for common print products.