In order to avoid any undesired changes during printing, we recommend that the original be a PDF file conforming to the PDF/X-1a standard.
In the case of transparent design objects, we recommend using a file conforming to the PDF/X-4 standard.
More important details, which should be kept track of in the case of a PDF:
- colours in the CMYK colour space
- recommended resolution of 200-300dpi for pictures on business cards, flyers, cards, etc., and 150dpi for posters, roll-up displays and banners.
- used fonts are include in the file
- more clear-cut to make the text included in the graphic files as an Outline ( as curves)
- layout of the printed material, or the trim boss, is positioned exactly in the centre of the page
- the bleed is 3mm along each edge
- cut marks or print marks are not added
- all pages going into a single printed material are located in one file, share the same orientation (either vertical or horizontal) are of the same size, and in the correct order (if necessary, we will stack them ourselves)
- prior to sending them to us, the files must be checked using either Adobe Acrobat Professional or Enfocus PitStop pre-flight software.
- the file name is easy to associate with the order, it is recommended that the amount of bleed left be indicated in the file name
When making a saddle stitched booklet, it is recommended that the number of pages be divisible by 4.
A sample of the printed material can be ordered, to check colour tones.
If the post processing of the printed material requires folding, binding or stamping, please include a mock-up with the file, which will help avoid possible misunderstandings.