Please read our requirements on the preparation of files. Failure to comply with these requirements will increase the time and cost of Your order. Ready to work are the files that meet the following requirements, and does not require modifications and alterations!
- Nothing superfluous, only print-ready files . Please do not send source code, additional versions in other formats, etc.
- Parts included with the product (for example, the lid and the box bottom) should each be in a separate file. When duplex printing the front and back sides of the product should be in different files (the location of persons and trafficking in one PDF file acceptable).
- The file name should contain the name of the position. Example: DimaBilan_front1.pdf. Don't give files names like 1.pdf or front.pdf — it creates confusion in the layout of printed sheet.
Note: In the programs of imposition does not specify the path to the files so the correct name of the folder is not enough.
- The name of the folder/file must match the name of the position in the order
- Do not create unnecessary sub-folders:
Good: the Folder/files.Bad: the Folder/layout/layouts/in pectively.
- For layouts that require cutting (boxes, folders, envelopes, etc.) — EPS, AI, PDF.
- For layouts that do not require deforestation (leaflets, flyers, posters) — PDF.
- For layouts that do not require deforestation is allowed as a TIF, but in this case we will not be able to spend quality prepress layout.
Note: TIF, covered in a PDF or EPS remains TIF-om with all its consequences.
- Models in other formats will not be accepted.
- Acceptable colors: CMYK and Pantone
Note: the Color gamut of the printing machine is significantly lower color gamut standard RGB devices.If the layout in RGB, the claims on color are not accepted.
- Use custom layouts, names of spot colors is only valid to refer to die cutting, varnish, embossing, etc. (LAK, VIRUBKA, etc.). For printing inks use only CMYK and names of the directories Pantone.
- We use the CMYK profile Fogra 39.
- As RGB profile (if you are not sure choose) recommend to use sRGB.
- Resolution of color and grayscale bitmap images: 300 dpi.
- The one-bit image resolution: 600-1200 dpi.
Note: the Use of images with excessive resolution will only slow down the file access.
- Quality, after the inevitable downsampling (decreasing the resolution), on the contrary will worsen.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS TO LAYOUTS
- All layouts must have a production bleed of 2 mm. For brochures 12-20 page issue bleed must be 3 mm, over 20 pages — 5 mm.
- Distance from cut line to of important objects should be less than 4 mm
- All fonts must be converted to curves (note that the layout does not remain empty text blocks).
- Raster images used in the layout should be drawn (embedded).
- Multiband booklets must be saved in the PDF page by page (1, 2, 3,..)
- In layouts that require cutting (digipaks, folders, envelopes, etc.) in a separate non-printable layer should be a contour cutting die products.
- If you intend coating product spot UV varnish or embossing, into a separate non-printable layer must be present areas for varnishing or embossing. Must also be provided in separate files in one color with areas for varnishing or embossing.
- The maximum number of colors in the images must be less than:
- uncoated paper: solid fill - 260%, small areas - up to 300%
- coated paper — solid color - 300%, a small area - up to 350%
Note: do Not use large potting compound black with the amount of colors more than 300%. For the composite black will be enough color C60M50Y50K98.
- Small black text, logos, bar codes to make only color C0/M0/Y0/K100. Do not use composite black.
- To reverse text (white text on a colored or black background) don't use thin fonts smaller than 5 point.
- Be sure to check the layout for the presence overprinted in white or colored objects. The white object with the attribute to overprint when you print will disappear entirely, and color, if they are not on a white substrate, can drastically change the color. Contact us and order by phone (495) 1200209 ATTENTION !!!!
- Verstov the cover, ask the thickness of the spine (if the work is on the adhesive bond). Also keep in mind that radicular field inside of the cover should be bigger than the root at 4 mm from each side
- How to calculate the thickness of the spine: Find out which paper is printed unit. For example, 90 g/m2 gloss. Find out the thickness of the paper. In this case it is of 0.065 mm. Multiply paper thickness by the number of pages in a block (for example, 72 pages) and divide by 2. Get the thickness of the spine in its purest form: (72-0,065):2 =2,34 mm. To the result add 1 mm (the spine thickens at the expense of the adhesive binding and paper thickness of the cover). Obtained of 3.34 mm. Rounded up to 4 mm. All.
We ask you to carefully examine our demands for file preparing. Not following these rules will increase the producing time and the cost of your order.
Ready for work may be considered files, not needing improvement and modifications as well as meeting the next demands:
• Nothing extra, just files ready for printing. Please, don’t send us originals, impression files, other format versions and etс
• Set parts (for example, front and back of a CD) should be in separate files. When double-printing, front and back of the product should be in different files too (however, they could be in one PDF file).
• The name of the file should have the name of the section. For example, DimaBilan_front1.pdf. Don’t name your files 1.pdf or front.pdf —that makes a mess when making a page layout.
Note: In imposition programs there are no file paths, that’s why it’s not enough to have just the right name of the folder.
• The name of the folder/file should be the same as the name of the section in your order.
• Don’t make extra subfolders
Bad: Folder/layout sheet/ready layout sheet/files for print.
For mock-ups demanding cutting (digipaks, folders, envelopes, etc) - EPS, AI.
For other mock-ups (CDs, Amarey boxes, leaflets, fliers, posters) — PDF.
For mock-ups, not demanding any cutting, TIF is also acceptable, but in this case we won’t be able to make pre-printing preparation.
Note: TIF converted into PDF or EPS is still TIF with all the consequences.
We don’t accept mock-ups in other formats.
Acceptable colors: CMYK and Pantone
Note: Color gamut of the printing machine is a lot less than that of standard RGB devices. If you have RGB mock-up, there cannot be any pretenses about the color.
User names of the spot colors are acceptable only for denoting die-cutting, etching, blocking etc. (LAK, VIRUBKA). For printing inks one should use only CMYK and names from Pantone catalogues.
We use CMYK profile Fogra 39 from European Color Initiative (ECI) ISOcoated_v2_300_eci.icc
You may download the profile at the download page ECI (archive eci_offset_2008.zip for Windows, or eci_offset_2008.sit for MAC OS)
As RGB profile (if you are not sure what to choose) we recommend you sRGB.
CONCERNING FILE RESOLUTION
For color and halftone pixel images: 300 dpi.
For single-bit images: 600–1200 dpi.
Note: If the resolution is too high, it will make work with files slower. It will be just the opposite with the quality after inevitable downsampling.
GENERAL DEMANDS FOR MOCK-UPS
All mock-ups should have a bleed no less than 2 mm. For brochures having 12-20 pages the bleed must be no less than 3 mm, over 20 pages – 5 mm. The distance from the cutting line to the objects should be no less than 4 mm.
All the scripts should be in curves (make sure that there are no empty text blocks in the mock-up).
Pixel pictures, used in the mock-up, should be embedded.
Multiple page booklets should be saved in PDF page by page (1, 2, 3,..)
In the mock-ups, demanding cutting (digipaks, folders, envelopes and so on) there should be punch shear die outline in the separate non-printable layer.
If the product is supposed to be covered with selective UV ground or stamped, there should be special spaces for grounding or stamping in the separate non-printable layer. There should also be separate files in monochrome with the spaces for grounding or stamping.
Maximum general amount of paints in the pictures should be less than:
• 260% - for uncoated paper and solid colour , up to 300% - small spaces,
• 300% - for coated paper and solid color, up to 350% - for small spaces.
Notice: Don’t make big colored spaces of composite black with the amount of paints more than 300%. For composite black there should be good enough to use C60M50Y50K98.
• Use the color C0/M0/Y0/K100 for any fine black print, logos or barcodes. Don’t use composite black!
• Don’t use fine types with the size less than 5 points for reverse print (white letters against black background).
• Any time check the layout sheet for overprints in white or black objects. When printed, white objects with overprint will disappear entirely and colored ones may change their color completely if the back sheet is not white.
You may contact us and place an order by the number (495) 973 8383.
When composing the cover, concern yourself with the back width (speaking of adhesive binding). Also keep in mind that the inner binding edge should be 4 mm bigger than the back itself on both sides.
How to calculate the back width:
Find out, what paper is used for printing the book, for example, it may be 90 gram/square meter, bright.
Look at our table. Find out what paper thickness is. In this case it’s 0,065 mm.
Multiply paper thickness by the number of pages in a book (for example, 72 pages) and divide by two. You get the back width: (72-0.065)/2 =2.34 mm.
It’s then necessary to add 1 mm to the result (that’s because the back gets wider with adhesive binding and paper thickness of the cover itself). It’s 3.34 mm now
Now round to 4 мм and that’s all it takes.