For optimal press quality, please read this section. It is important to follow these instructions.
Supply your data in PDF format only.
Pages are to be ordered from the first to the last. Do not impose the pages. Do not include spreads. If your product contains blank pages, include them in the PDF.
Pages are to be of the same orientation (portrait/landscape) as desired in the product. Never combine portrait and landscape orientation.
Data must be saved using at least PDF version 1.3.
Optimal resolution of raster images ranges from 250 to 300 dpi.
Avoid interactive elements, sticky notes, annotations and transparent objects.
Create your PDF in these simple steps: desktop publishing software > print into PostScript file > complete using Adobe Distiller and Press quality presets.
Base colour space must be set to CMYK or Grey, never RGB.
Avoid ink coverage higher than 300%. Otherwise there is a risk of colour shifts and loss of quality during the finishing process.
Do not include ICC profile in the data unless there is a specific agreement.
Thin line art and black text should be black or grey. Achieve this grey using black colour only.
- Example of grey: Cyan 0%, Magenta 0%, Yellow 0%, Black 60%
- Black: Cyan 0%, Magenta 0%, Yellow 0%, Black 100%
Thin line art, vectors and text composed of multiple colours will lose fidelity during press.
Data for partial UV coating and embossing
If you wish to apply UV coating to a certain area, this area must be marked in 100% black colour. Use vector art only. Positioning must be specifically fit to page and to scale. Line art should be wider than 1mm. Same applies for embossing.
Cutting lines must be marked in 100% black colour. Use vector art only. Positioning must be specifically fit to page and to scale. Ideal line weight is 0,1 mm.