Not sure if the print data is created correctly? No problem! Our experts will take the time for a free basic data check. This includes the basic points that are important for printing and further processing.
After the check, we send a PDF for print approval or a list and tips for troubleshooting.
Tips & Common Mistakes
The resolution of the data should be at least 300dpi. Lower resolutions may cause a blurred image.
In order to avoid flashes (white margins) when cutting the print products, the graphics that go to the edge should be drawn out over the edge. As a rule, a bleed of 3mm per side is sufficient.
The data is required in PDF, TIF. or JPG format.
At best, layers should be reduced to one layer, the background layer.
Areas or elements that are finished with a coating, for example, must be created as a solid color on a new layer and set to overprint (multiply).
Before exporting the print data, the fonts must be embedded or vectorized. This prevents the fonts from not being found on other devices and being replaced by another font.
Spot colors are not created as CMYK colors, but as spot colors. This can be done in most programs via the option "New Color > Spot Color".
For normal texts we recommend a minimum size of 6pt. For negative texts 8pt.
The line width for printing should be at least 0.25pt, negative 0.5pt.
To avoid cutting off text or important elements, a minimum distance of 3mm should be maintained from the edge and crease lines.