ARTWORK DELIVERY SPECS

WHAT IS POSSIBLE? WHAT ISN'T POSSIBLE?OUR FILE DELIVERY SPECIFICATIONS NEATLY SUMMARIZED

FILE FORMATS
We prefer to process your documents as PDF files (1.4 or higher)

  • No overprint
  • Formats on a scale of 10%
  • Fonts are to be transferred into outlines or fully inserted
  • Net dimensions in the trim box
  • Overlap in the bleed box
  • Do not convert PMS colours into CMYK
  • Transparency does not have to be flattened
  • Each item to be printed in a separate PDF.

The following file formats can be processed, however it would be helpful touse an alternative

  • Adobe Photoshop CS6 or lower
  • .ai, .tiff, .eps, .PDF or .jpg files
  • RGB or CMYK (No PMS colours)
  • Sizes delivered at a 10% scale
  • No layers (Flattened)
  • Each item to be printed in a separate file. Adobe Illustrator CS6 or lower
  • CMYK (do not transfer PMS colours)
  • Sizes delivered at a 10% scale
  • All imported files and images to be attached or fully inserted
  • Fonts are to be transferred into outlines or fully inserted
  • Each item to be printed in a separate file.

All other software only after consultation with our DTP Studio due to specific requirements. Try to work towards a Hi-res PDF at all times.

RESOLUTION
The resolution of photographs or artwork will depend upon their application and the type of image

External application, observed at close quarters; 70 to 100 DPI
External application, observed from a distance; 30 to 70 DPI

Internal application, observed at close quarters; 100 to 150 DPI
Internal application, observed from a distance; 70 to 100 DPI

Please keep in mind that these values apply to the finished size. For example, for a file that is finished at 10%, the above stated values should be multiplied by 10.

FILE SUBMISSION
Please submit your files to us in any of the following ways;

  • Via the email address of your contact person (do not exceed 5 MB)
  • Via www.wetransfer.com

COLOUR USE
You can submit your artwork both in CMYK (Europe ISO Coated FOGRA39) and RGB (Adobe RGB 1998). All printers work in accordance with the CMYK principle. This means that PMS colours are also built up from these colours and replicated as closely as possible. Please keep in mind that some colours are quite difficult to replicate with CMYK.

Our advice is not to use transparencies or overprint as this may result in unexpected and undesired results.

BLACK
Black is built up from CMYK. When delivering 100% K, the amount of ink for each colour will be determined by our advanced colour management system. Please remember that if you submit a built-up black, we leave these CMYK values intact.

COLOUR GRADIENTS
Colour gradients in the file are built up from a maximum of 256 shades. Elongated gradients may suffer from stripes forming in the print. This is not a printer defect, but a result of the way in which the gradient is built up. Some colours may produce this effect more than others.

The best results are achieved by submitting the gradients in vectors.

COLOUR REFERENCE
Only Matchprint or Irisproof can be used as colour tests. In all other instances colours may differ, due to your local colour settings, for example. We do our utmost to replicate the submitted references as faithfully as possible, however colours can always differ to a degree due to the possibilities and/or limits within the colour margins.

DIMENSIONS
We work with width X height in centimetres by default. The dimensions ordered is the size that will be delivered. We will automatically scale files that do not correspond with the requested dimensions, but which are submitted in the correct proportions or with only a slight deviation, to the correct dimensions. If you specifically do not want us to do this, please mention this separately. if there are deviations in the dimensions in excess of approx. 2%, the order will be placed “on hold” and we will seek your advice.

Please remember that our materials have a definitive maximum print width. By default, files will be cut into sections if they are larger than the maximum print width of the chosen material. If you do not want us to do this, please indicate this when placing your order.