Studying and keeping to these specifications saves you and us
a lot of work and prevents extra costs!
Keep in mind the following remarks:
- Clear description of the artwork with reference print file in JPEG
- Preferably design files in proportion 1:10 in 350 DPI.
- Use the Pantone Coated colours as a base. This colour system is also part of the colour library of the software below.
- Always send us the exact PMS colours as reference material, in case these are unknown to us we are not responsible for any difference in colour.
- Pantone Coated colours are printed by us using CMYK inks and so are only an approach.
Adobe Illustrator (3.0 up to and including CS):
- Convert all text to outlines or always deliver the fonts as well.
- Use the Pantone Coated colours for filled flats.
- Do not use transparent colours! This is because of any potential rip problems.
- Always send along the used scans (don’t embed but link in Illustrator file).
Adobe Photoshop (5.5 up to and including CS):
- Save images as EPS files. Save large bitmaps (>15 Mb) as EPS files with JPG compression maximum quality.
- Supply images as RGB file (Adobe RGB 1998) or as CMYK Euroscale file. Don’t supply colour divided files!
- Do not place lines such as texts and logo in Photoshop because of loss of quality. For example use Illustrator for this purpose.
- Pantone colours are always converted into CMYK or RGB values in Photoshop! This does not always happen very securely.
- Always evaluate scans on a well set up and calibrated computer screen!
- Media storage: CD / Zip up to 250Mb / Disk 3.5” 1.4Mb / DVD / MOD 3.5” / fire wire HD.
Other support always in consultancy.
- E-mail: send up to 4 Mb (after compression).
Always compress data using Stuffit or WinZip or YouSendIt, especially to prevent damage while sending.
- The name of the file to be sent can not include strange characters (such as e.g. slashes) and can not consist of more than 8 digits.
In case certain colours are very important, clearly state the Pantone Coated colours if applicable.