Advice on data handling for digital and screen printing
Please use appropriate desktop publishing software such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe InDesign, etc.
Office programs such as Word or PowerPoint are not suitable for creating high-quality print data! Printing office data is normally possible only with certain restrictions, subsequent corrections and substantial efforts (EXTRAcosts).
Creating a ratio of 1:1, 1:2, 1:4 or 1:10
- if required -
create images outside of the document format (scale of 1:1) to -3 mm or -5 mm (see also the relevant product data sheets)
Font / text
convert to outlines, or which is embedded into PDF files
Send any embedded images or positioned / linked images, in the image format: eps, tif, jpg maximum resolution of 1:1 = 300 dpi from 120 dpi (min. 72 dpi) to 240 dpi at 1:2 = 1:4 = 1:10 = 480 dpi and 1200 dpi
We prefer printable PDF data via PDF/X1a as default
Other possible file formats are: eps, ai, tif, jpg (not jpeg or gif)
Please convert Indesign files into a PDF file. Should it not be possible to avoid the use of InDesign files, then we reserve the right to charge any relevant additional fees.
For special colours, please send us your data with the relevant colour details (PMS, HKS, RAL)
Please provide data in CMYK and not in RGB format
Special colours can be simulated in digital print! A 100% match is not possible.
One approach is possible - however you should provide us with this as part of a proof. Any further information can be discussed with your sales representative.
Dark black areas can be maintained only via digital printing for black colour construction using the four process colours (C 50 / M 50 / Y 50 / Y 100).
Upon request, we can produce an additional proof for monitoring colours.
Do you not have any printable data? Do you need to design the selected print media? Then contact us! We will send you your print data including design work for the requested print products. (Cost as per labour)
Data equivalent of 15 MB to email@example.com, or via your sales representative
Amount of data equivalent to approx. 1 GB. You will have received access data from your sales representative.
Please send us an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org or to your sales representative) once the transfer is complete, and inform us of the name of the database.
via web upload
You will have received access data from your sales representative.
on CD / DVD
This is possible and should include file attachments of proofs.