How to prepare print files

Conditions for acceptance into the production of graphic materials:

All graphics should be in PDF format.
–> Standard: PDF/X–1a
–> Output profile: FOGRA39 (CMYK)
–> J CARD graphics should be WITH bleed area
–> On-bod print files should be WITH bleed area around + inside each label! NOT around the document
–> Name your files with the unique names. For example: catalognumber_artist_title_4panel_44_100pcs.pdf
–> Send all data in one package (rar/zip) via wetransfer

If you can not meet above requirements, please send us all the source files. –> files in layers + pictures (psd, jpg, png, etc.) + fonts (OTF, TTF, etc.)
We offer graphic design services and we will help you to finish the artwork.

Guidelines for processing graphic data:
–> Image resolution should be at least 400 dpi - But 600 dpi is recommended
–> Raster (pictures) and vector (curves) objects in the CMYK color model (do not use RGB)
–> Leave at least 3 mm bleed around the trim edge of the artwork.
–> Outline all texts or include the fonts
–> Export one version with guidelines and second without them !!!
–> Do not use transparency
–> All vector objects leave as a vector (do not rasterize them)
–> Place text or logos at least 2 mm from the edge; for this zone there is a danger of cropping
–> Texts in small sizes (<5pts) and narrow fonts may not be printed correctly

1/0  One-sided black and white print
1/1  Duplex black and white print
4/1  Duplex print (one side in color, other black)
4/4  Duplex color print

 

Bleed area
Bleed is an area with extended background artwork beyond the trim line. It’s the area trimmed off after the printing.

How to set a print Bleed in Adobe InDesign

Safety margin
Safety margin works like bleed but it covers area inside trim lines. All important elements like logos and text layers have to be kept 2mm from the trim line in case of slight moves of paper or the cutter.

Templates for your graphics

J card – 3 panelspdf / idml / indd

J card – 4 panelspdf / idml / indd

J card – 5 panelspdf / idml / indd

J card – 6 panelspdf / idml / indd

J card – 7 panelspdf / idml / indd

Double J card – 3 panelspdf / idml / indd

Double J card – 4 panelspdf / idml / indd
double4

On-Body printing + Adhesive Labels printing (for sending the print files to HDT)pdf / idml / indd

Adhesive DIY labels (ONLY for homemade printing. Please don't use this template for sending the files to us!)pdf / indd