Set the font color to 100% K instead of 4c for black text.
Enter the desired Pantone or HKS colors in to the color channel when using special colors
Instructions for special colors: Create areas with another process color (CMYK) overlaying a special color using knockout instead of overprinting. Special colors over a CMYK color should be created using knockout.
Use greyscale color mode when ordering a greyscale item.
Create grey areas in shades of black to ensure a perfect print result in greyscale.
Artwork that is too small or too large has to be scaled to the correct print size, usually without edge trimming (bleed). This results in a reduced quality final result.
Our standard trim allowance is 2mm.
Advertising technology products, presentation folders, packaging & calendars: 3mm.
Textile stretcher frames: 15mm.
Keep at least 20mm away from the binding edge on spiral bound calendars or brochures.
Make sure background pictures, colors and layouts do extend in to the bleed area to prevent white lines as a result of cutting tolerances.
For multi-page files, create each page in sequential order, starting with page 1 (front page) and continuing on until the last page (back page).
Color images & greyscales – 250 dpi.
Line artwork (drawings & text in a small font size) – 1.200 dpi.
Advertising technology & ad posters with text – 150 dpi.
Advertising technology products – 72 dpi.
We automatically increase lines that are too thin to a printable weight (except lines that are set to exactly 0 pt).
Don’t use borders as a way to define layouts as due to mechanical tolerances these might be cut into and show up on the final product.
Reduce all layers in to a single, flat, background layer.
Allow sufficient contrast between font colors and background colors.