Please note for the CMYK printing process regarding formats, colors, data size, resolution and bleed:
Data size / resolution
We require the print data in a resolution of at least 300dpi for pixel data such as JPG, Bitmap, Tiff including bleed allowance of 3 mm per side without bleed marks.
Alternatively, you can also provide scalable vector data as EPS, PDF, CDR …. If these files contain fonts, they must be embedded. If this file contains embedded pixel data, these again require a minimum resolution of 300dpi.
Digital printing (C M Y K):
Print data in CMYK printing require 300 dpi and original size of the area to be printed. We can scale the print file for you, but there may be some loss of quality. Please note that the color white cannot be printed with standard digital printing. White areas are not printed in the print result (transparent). Thus, the substrate material is visible there. To print white as the fifth mixed color, please use UV digital printing.
HD digital printing (C M Y K):
For very detailed print data, we recommend choosing HD digital printing. Here, more dots are printed on the same print area.
UV Digital Printing ( W + C M Y K )
The main difference to conventional digital printing is that the ink does not fully penetrate the material, but lies on top of the printing material. This makes it possible to print on almost all materials. The paint is cured with ultraviolet light. The color white is also possible as a fifth mixed color in this printing process.
We need your print data in the formats PDF, Tiff or JPG
The CMYK color mode must be set – this color mode is a basic requirement for modern four-color printing. CMYK stands for the basic colors cyan, magenta, yellow and black. A color image is divided into the four printing colors with the help of halftone dots. The tone value is influenced by the size of the halftone dots – small dots give a light tone – large ones a dark tone. Tip: For solid black, we recommend 100% black and 45% cyan.
This is now the world standard for data exchange and is platform-independent. To ensure a smooth workflow, use the PDF/X 1a 2001 standard.
For tiffs, choose LZW compression for the highest output quality
Save JPG files with the highest quality level.
Creating the correct bleed for full-area printing :
For all printed matter, please use a 3 mm bleed. We need the bleed to compensate for print tolerances in print production.
The correct distance of all important objects from the edge
For all important objects and fonts, we recommend an average of 3-5 mm, as the distance from the edge.
Please note that incorrectly created print data may result in quality losses.