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File submission requirements for digital print

  • Files must be prepared in the PDF format (version 1.3, compatible with Acrobat 4) using Press Quality settings. 
  • The submitted PDF file must be in the original size with the Trim marks or Crop Marks. Other marks (Registration Marks, Color Bars) should not be included in the file. 
  • One PDF page shall contain no more than one print page, e.g. one side of a business card. 
  • Pages must be centred in the PDF file. 
  • Multi-page documents shall be included in a single PDF document with consecutive pages. If any page differs in size (offcuts, inserts, covers with spines), it shall be submitted in a separate file. 
  • If design elements (lines, colourful fonts, images) reach the edge of the page, the file must be prepared with 3–5 mm bleeds. 
  • The PDF files must not contain objects in SPOT (Pantone) colours, except trim lines and UV coating areas (see below).
  • Raster graphics resolution shall be at least 300dpi, Bitmap graphics – 1200dpi.
  • Line width shall be at least 0.07 mm or 0.2 pt. 
  • All used fonts must be embedded in the PDF file.
  • Trim specifications shall be defined in the file as SPOT colour lines (it is advisable to use the relevant names – trim, crease, perforation) with an enabled Overprint setting. 
  • The UV coating specifications shall be submitted in a separate file in 100% SPOT colour with an enabled Overprint setting and precise disposition. 
  • Whenever texts and fine lines in grey colour are used in the print work, it is recommended to use the grey tone that contains all four CMYK components to achieve a better result. 
  • For larger neutral grey areas it is recommended to use the tone consisting of the Black percentage only or the Grayscale colour model.