how to prepare files for printing?

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • each graphic file is checked by us as to its technical readiness for printing before it is released for printing. Printing house is not responsible for printing errors resulting in incorrect preparation of the file for printing by the Customer, and also for factual mistakes in the project (e.g. in the text);
  • in case of questions or problems you can contact our graphics department: robert.nowak@drukarnia-sts.pl, tel. 67 255 27 74 wew. 14;
  • when it is necessary to make changes in the file out graphics department will contact you. In order to facilitate contact please indicate in your order contact data of the person who has prepared the project for printing.

FILE FORMAT
  • recommended format of the file to be printed is PDF version 1.3 or X-1a;
  • it is also possible to prepare file in .tif, .eps, .psd, .cdr formats.

COLORISTICS
  • we accept only projects in CMYK colours.

BLEEDS AND MARGINS
  • in case the project contains elements or backgrounds placed up to the edge of the publication the bleeds must be used. It means that elements can not end right with the cutting line but they have to go beyond it, so that they could be cut off;
  • bleed size: 3 mm, safe area 3 mm.
  • Below an example for A4 format:
    • Gross format (page format with bleeds): 216 x 303 mm.
    • Net format (final page format): 210 x 297 mm
    • Safe area (the field in which all essential information should be contained):
      204 x 291 mm

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RRESOLUTION OF THE GRAPHICS
  • bit maps such as pictures should have a resolution of 300 dpi.

TEXT
  • you should convert all text into curves;
  • black text should consist only of one colour - 100% K (100% of black ink);
  • the smallest acceptable size of a letter is 5 points for black text and 7 points for colour text.

PLEASE OPEN PDF FILE BEFORE SENDING IT TO US AND CHECK , IF
  • resolution has decreased when saving the file (images enlarged by approx. 300% should look fine and can not be blurred);
  • shades, transparent elements and other special effects are produced correctly (especially in case of Corel Draw program);
  • • other unexpected changes occurred in appearance of the project.