Soft covers for documents
|Download template with explanations:|
|One-sided certificate covers template
The template serves only as a pattern for designing your own business card. Before saving your artwork please remove the template. Otherwise they will be printed together!Leaving the blue line outlining area of the project is acceptable.
|Final Trim Size|
|See red outline on the template (to download above).|
|Full Bleed Size|
|See blue outline on the template (to download above).|
|Make sure that both background and all design elements which touch the edges of the page (red line on a template) are extended by 2mm i.e. hanging 2mm of EACH edge of the paper (up to blue line on a template).|
|The artwork background should not extend over the area delimited by the blue line. Important objects must be kept away from the trim line (red) and folding line (yellow) by at least 5 mm.|
Trimming and scoring tolerance is ±2 mm. Therefore, you should avoid creating a visible boundary between the artwork of the folder front and folder back on the scoring line (spine).
Do not change the layout of the template (and the artwork itself) on the sheet.
Otherwise, the printed piece will be trimmed unevenly.
|Prepare your artwork in CMYK model (except for artwork with additional colour). If your artwork contains halftone images (textures, photos), convert it also to CMYK.|
Using different colour spaces or colour models in one document (e.g. CMYK and RGB) leads to incorrect colour rendering and is not covered by warranty.
When defining your own CMYK colours, the total tonal value at one point should not exceed 300% (for one-side coated cards, 200% should not be exceeded on the uncoated side, and, in particular, placing saturated solids in the same place on the face and back of the printed piece should be avoided). If this parameter is exceeded, no warranty claims shall be accepted. (The above mentioned rule means, for example, that black cannot consist of four 100% components.)
For printed materials to be laminated, the total tonal value at one point should not exceed 250%.
|In order to obtain rich saturated black use 33%C 33%M 33%Y 100%K.|
|If you want the background to be grey, compose it of the 'K' component only, without using the remaining 'CMY' colours.|
|Do not set your tonal range for values smaller than 5%.|
To avoid visual bands, add some noise to your gradation.
|Optimum resolution for bitmaps (graphics, photos) is 300dpi.
|Please set texts and any important information (graphics, photos) at least 3mm from the edge of a page (in actual trim size) and from scores for folding.|
Turn the artwork by 90 degrees to check if bitmaps rotate correctly.
Set all texts on a separate top layer.
In case of saving your artwork as CDR file, please group all the objects and convert all fonts to curves/paths.
In your file please define your artwork size in accordance with above mentioned size and place your artwork centrally on a page.
If you save as EPS file the artwork which has no background (white), please frame it to above mentioned size.
Due to cutting tolerance some slight movements in relation to artwork edges may occur.
For that reason we recommend to avoid those kinds of framing where such distortions could be visible.
All pages in the file should have been done in the same print orientation.
By default utilities are reversed "Head to Head".
|Saving to File|
|Preferred: PDF, EPS, PRN|
Accepted: CDR, TIFF, JPG (unrecommended).
We are adding the extra fee 3,5 pln, for the preparation of the pdf file to orders with jpg files.
Please note: In case of INDESIGN software, we accept only PostScript files. Otherwise, please use the Comment section to inform us: „Attention: InDesign file. Convert to PS, please"
|When saving to a PDF file, set the graphics to high resolution. Save your PDF files as 1.4 (compatible with Acrobat 5.0).|
If you have text in your artwork please remember to convert it to curves / paths or attach used fonts to your file (refers only to PDF files).
Don't convert texts to bitmaps!!!
If your artwork consists of more than one page, please save all pages in a single file. If the chosen file format does not allow for saving all pages in one file, please save them in two separate files named face and reverse. (projekt_awers.tiff, projekt_rewers.tiff)
In case of preparing separate files for finishing, please include in their name information, which sides concern.
If you send more than one file, please send them in ZIP format if possible.
In case of TIFF files please save them as single layer files, with no additional channels. For complex projects with multiple layers, overlapping graphics, shadows, transparencies etc., as far as possible, flatten to a single background image, retaining texts, logos, lines and other important elements of the project in the vector form only. In particular, this problem concerns CorelDRAW X4, where in extreme cases, despite a good-looking PDF file, the printout may contains errors.
|Please keep in mind that due to differences in printing technology and colour presentation, some differences in colours may occur also when compared to inkjet printouts or colours displayed on a computer screen.|