Specification of preparing files for printing
PREFERRED FORMAT: PDF, PDF/X–4 2010 v1.5 or higher.
ACCEPTABLE OTHER FORMATS: TIFF (CMYK)
HOW TO PREPARE FILES FOR PRINTING:
1. The resolution of raster elements cannot be lower than 300 dpi.
2. Colours: CMYK or PANTONE.
3. Fonts converted to curves or embedded in the document.
4. Additional operational elements:
- SELECTIVE VARNISHING, HOT STAMPING, EMBOSSING – as a separate file/or page in PDF with the same arrangement as the file for printing. Alternatively, as an additional layer, where varnished elements are VECTORED, defined as 100% colour, with the Overprint option.
- OUTLINE OF THE CUTTER – as a single line (outline; stroke), additional colour with the Overprint option. Best applied to the graphics. Alternatively, in a separate PDF file/page with the same layout as the print file.
- Black texts – 100% K using the Overprint option.
6. The maximum colour saturation is 300%.
7. Bleeds of at least 3mm on each side/beyond the outline of the die.
8. In a glued work, the recess for glue in the PAINT on the glue flaps should be taken into account.
9. Preferred colour profile of the work:
- no colour profile attached, or Coated FOGRA39 for a coated substrate / Uncoated FOGRA47 for an uncoated substrate.
10. In the case of multi-page files (brochures, catalogues), each internal page of the product should be on a separate page in the PDF file. The cover, if it includes a spine, should be prepared as a whole.
- At the client’s request, we can send a PDF file, rasterized after RIP, to which the substantive content of the work can be finally compared. However, it will not reflect the target colours of the work.
2. Paper Proof:
- At the customer’s request, we can print a proof in paper version. We use the EPSON SP-P5000 (violet) printer for this purpose.
- The colour of the finished product should be as close as possible to the colour of the proof, with consideration to the specificity of printing the colour on the proof, type of printed substrate, refinement with foil or UV varnish and other factors affecting the colour of the print.
- The exemplary proof does not reflect the Pantone spot colours. Pantone colours on the proof are only a visualization of colours. The colour chart should be used to determine the correct PANTONE colour.
- The exemplary proof printout does not reflect the raster effect.
- The reproduction of black and grey is close to the final print.
- The costs of a Proof in paper form are determined individually.
- Changes in files:
- Each request to make changes to files will be considered individually. The scope of the introduced changes is limited, depending on how the files are prepared for printing.