Perforation Printing

Create tickets, vouchers and discount codes with perforation printing for seamless tearaway stubs. Perfect for events or promotions, choose from a range of flat and folded perforated ticket options to suit your needs. Perforation is a finishing process in printing where a neat line of miniscule holes is punctured into the paper allowing for the material to be easy torn along the line. It’s also highly effective for folding thicker paper stocks as the holes make it easier to fold straight with zero paper cracks.

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Perforated Tickets

  • DL size – 210mm x 99mm
  • Final 1/3 on the right is perforated but not folded
  • Printed landscape
From £22.93
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Centre-Perforated Flyers

  • Pick your size and stock
  • Perforated line straight down the middle
  • Delivered within two working days

From £27.51
A2 Magnetic Signs

Perforated C-Fold Leaflet

  • Pick from 3 stocks
  • Folded twice to create a C shape
  • Right-hand fold is perforated
From £37.85

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Setting Up Your Artwork for Print

How to Make Print-Ready Files in Photoshop CC

Setting up your document is the first step in designing your own print materials, but it can be daunting if you’ve never done it before. How do you add bleed? What resolution should it be? Not to fear, we’ve slowed the whole process down and taken it step-by-step to show best practice and answer your questions. In this video, we’ll show you the best way to make a print-ready PDF with bleed using Adobe Photoshop CC, including how to add bleed, inserting images and exporting the document as a PDF so it’s ready for print. For more artwork and design help, check out our artwork guides here.

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What is Perforation in Printing?

Whether you’re new to perforation in printing and looking for a basic definition or you’ve been interested in this print finish for a while and want to know the nitty-gritty, here’s everything you’ll ever need to know about perforation in printing.
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How to Make a Flyer for Free

Creating a flyer for your event or business is a great way to get the word out and attract new customers or attendees. And with the right tools, it 's easy to make a professional-looking flyer for free! Here are step-by-step instructions for setting up your flyer artwork for print using Microsoft Word, Publisher, and Canva.
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Flyer and Leaflet Artwork Guide

Hi, Ryan here. I’m instantprint’s Graphic Designer. I wanted to share my top tips to setting up flyers and leaflets so you can have confidence in the perfect print job first time.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a perforated ticket or flyer?

If you can tear your ticket or flyer across a dotted line with small holes in it, that means it’s been perforated. This print finishing technique has a number of benefits and uses, but essentially, the user can easily tear off a ticket stub or neatly rip their flyer in half to save some of the information whilst using the other for admission or as a coupon.

What is perforation in printing?

In printing, the perforation line is the line of small holes punched into a printed item such as a ticket that makes it easy to rip one part of the print from the other. The perforated line can go horizontally or vertically on the ticket or flyer and is usually punched into the print at the finishing stage of printing once the item has been cut.

Find out more about what perforation in printing is here.

What is a perforation line?

In printing, the perforation line is the line of small holes punched into a printed item such as a ticket that makes it easy to rip one part of the print from the other. The perforated line can go horizontally or vertically on the ticket or flyer and is usually punched into the print at the finishing stage of printing once the item has been cut.

How are perforated lines made?

Perforated lines are punched into the print during the final stage of the printing process using a tool called a perforating blade set at a slight slope known as a bevel.

What is perforation used for in printing?

The most common printed items with a perforated finish include tickets, invitations, vouchers and flyers. They work so well as tickets and invitations because the venue can rip off the admissions stub to ensure the ticket can’t be reused to gain access and the attendee gets to keep the rest of the ticket as a keepsake of the event.

Similarly, for vouchers, retail staff can remove the sales stub from the voucher to ensure it is a one-time-use product.

Adding perforation to flyers and folded leaflets allows the recipient to retain only key information on a subject rather than the full document.

How to design perforated tickets, vouchers and flyers

When it comes to creating a print design that will be perforated, it is essential to design around the perforated line. This will help ensure that all text is legible and content is cohesive even after the stub has been neatly torn off.

When you design perforated prints with instantprint, we can supply you with free templates showing exactly where the perforated line will go on your design. Simply choose the perforated print product you want and pick the template format for your preferred design software.

For more design tips, check out this blog on how to make perforations in your print artwork.

Why are thicker GSMs best for perforation?

When ordering print, you’ll most likely get asked what GSM paper stock you’d like to print on. GSM stands for ‘Grams per square metre’ and is used to measure how heavy paper is. The higher the GSM, the thicker the paper. For example, 350gsm (the thickness of a greetings card) will be considerably thicker than 150gsm (the thickness of a club flyer).

Although thinner paper stocks tend to be a cheaper option for businesses on a budget, there are advantages to choosing a thicker stock – especially when you’re getting your print perforated.

Firstly, thicker stocks feel more premium to touch, and a lot of the impact print marketing has on a customer comes down to how it feels. Thicker stocks are also more likely to last longer as they won’t bend and dogear as much as thinner stocks.

Most importantly, when it comes to perforated print, thicker stocks with perforation are easier to tear neatly, meaning a better experience for your customers.

Ready to start printing with perforation? Check out our full range of perforated vouchers, tickets and invites and get started today.