Technical requirements

 Please read carefully the guidelines below:

Preparing pdf files:

  1. 2 mm bleeds on each side – publication format increased by 4 mm in width and length.
  2. A file should have, internally defined, correct net size of the page (after trimming) – TrimBox.
  3. Essential elements of publication (logo signs, texts, addresses, numbers) must not be placed closer than 2mm from the planned edge of publication. In the case of a multi-page publication, stitched or glued, the said element must not be closer than 4 mm. For spiral book binding, essential elements must be 10mm from the outer edge of a page (i.e. 3mm from the spiral hole).
  4. Inner flaps of products folded to the inside must be shorter by at least 2 mm.
  5. All elements in a file (graphics, bitmaps, texts) must be in CMYK colour space.
  6. Percentage paint coverage of surface in any one point may not exceed the value of 350%
  7. Please send PDF as non-separated file – composite.
  8. Bitmaps within a file must have resolution in excess of 280dpi. Line and text graphics as bitmap – above 800dpi.
  9. Please convert texts into curves or attach ALL fonts while creating a PDF.
  10. Black texts (and other small black elements) must include only black colour (others C,M,Y = 0%)
  11. Thin lines must not be thinner than 0.05 mm. Thin white lines (select) must not be thinner than 0.1 mm
  12. White texts (select) must not be smaller than 4p
  13. All black objects in the job (100% K) are printed over the background below (no selection possible), even if the file shows otherwise. Beneath all other objects (not 100% K) the background is selected, even if the file shows otherwise.
    IMPORTANT!!! To ensure different settings, please make a clear reference in the e-mail ordering the printing job
  14. Spot varnish mask must be submitted as a separate page in black colour.
  15. A press mask should include vector objects (not raster), without outline, or with outline of 0mm
  16. Places for bendings, incisions and perforations must be submitted as a separate page.
  17. On one page of PDF file, please place only one page of the target publication.
  18. Cover for adhesive bonding must be placed as centrefold accounting for the spine.
  19. Our system for on-screen presentation, proofie and possible colour separations PANTONE into CMYK applies table PANTONE Process2000 and PANTONE Goe; TOYO colours of TOYO table  Color Finder – CMYK and TOYO Color Finder V2.0 – CMYK.
    For colours not found in the tables above, the system shall use equivalents saved in PDF.
    To set up other equivalents to CMYK, please state this explicitly in an e-mail ordering the print job.

In the event of failure to comply with the aforementioned technical conditions, we shall not be able to warrant an order execution in good quality and within agreed time limit.

 

Preparing intermediate product for glue-bonding:

  1. Block format must have 2 mm for milling away from the spine and minimum 3 mm for trimming the remaining 3 sides.
  2. Cover format in relation to a block must be larger from the top and from the bottom by minimum 3 mm.
  3. Minimum  format of adhesive bond trimmed block is 142×100 mm.
  4. Maximum format of adhesive bond trimmed block is 300×300 mm.
  5. The thickness of adhesive bond block can be from 1mm up to 65mm.
  6. Paper fibre of cover and block should run parallel to the spine.
  7. Cover in the place of adhesive application must not be printed with metallic paints, UV coated, laminated.
  8. Cover must indicate the position of a side lay and grippers.
  9. Opening bendings on a cover must be designed with a 5mm distance from the edge of spine.
  10. Cover and inner parts should have format parsers printed on them in accordance with net size of a publication and the cover should have, in addition, printed markers for bendings.
  11. For brochures of thickness of less than 5 mm it is necessary to retain the technological condition of proportion of cover grammage to inner parts according to the principle:
    inner parts 80g/m² – cover max 200g/m²
    inner parts 115g/m² – cover max 250g/m²
    inner parts 135g/m² – cover max 300g/m²
  12. Packed stacks must be divided with separators and aligned in one direction.
  13. Stacks and covers must be packed in packages with quantity stated (uniform at best).
  14. Spoilage allowance should be 5%.

In the event of non-compliance with the aforementioned technical conditions we cannot guarantee order execution in good quality and within the agreed time limit.

Technical conditions for UV varnishing order acceptance:

  1. Sheet format: minimum – 350 x 270 mm maximum – 780 x 540 mm
  2. Paper grammage: 130 – 400g/m² for full surface coating and 150 – 400g/m² for selective coating
  3. Paper margin of not less than 20 mm on sides, 15 mm top and bottom
  4. Maximum printable area: 750 x 510 mm
  5. Indicate on a pile of sheets the position of a side lay and grippers.
  6. Tool and spoilage allowance must be not less than 5%.
  7. Material provided for UV varnishing must be accompanied by an exact layout with clearly marked varnishing area.
  8. Description of a packed pile or packages must state the quantity of sheets or, in the case of several types, those must be clearly marked, with waster paper packed separately.
  9. Possibly provided mask in the form of a film must precisely match a sheet.
  10. In the event of foil coated prints, the foil must not project beyond the edges of a sheet.

In the event of non-compliance with the aforementioned technical conditions we cannot guarantee order execution in good quality and within the agreed time limit.

Technological reservations:

  1. Paper shade of white depends on the grade of paper used. Unless decided otherwise, and where the print job must be performed on white paper, the printing house reserves the right to use any paper from any supplier.
  2. Paper grammage does not define paper thickness or its stiffness. Unless decided otherwise, the printing house reserves the right to use any paper of grammage stated in the order.
  3. The shade of acquired colour depends on the colour of paper used and may slightly differ in relation to the model.
  4. The shade of colour changes upon coating the printed surface with varnish or foil.
  5. It is not possible to exactly render colours from Pantone HKS palette in standard printing with CMYK paints.

On placing an order, please take into account all aforementioned reservations. In the case of any doubts please contact us.