Information about printing
1. Methods of printing
We use the following printing methods:
- Flexo printing (for flexible materials)
- Pad printing (tins)
- Offset printing
- Digital printing
- (silkscreen printing upon request)
In the above mentioned printing methods, positioning deviations may occur due to technical reasons. With flexo printing, positioning deviations up to 0,5 mm may occur in the motif.
2. Data formats
- Adobe Illustrator (CC)
- Adobe Photoshop (CC)
- Adobe InDesign (CC)
3. Data / Fonts / Resolution
A minimum resolution of 300 dpi is required for image motifs.
Logos and line motifs: 1200 dpi. The best result is achieved with vectorized data.
Fonts: if not vectorized please provide the corresponding font format files for PC.
We work partly with translucent colours. These translucent colours may not entirely cover the surface below and a white under layer is often necessary to obtain the desired colour.
Please let us know the exact colour required. We work with HKS and Pantone colours. We do not work with RAL colours. We can approximate RAL colours (according to Pantone or HKS colours). Letterheads, business cards and brochures can be used as colour artwork. The print result may vary according to the material used. We will try to match colours, but do not take responsibility for the result obtained if detailed HKS or Pantone colours are not provided. Variations in the nuances of the Pantone and HKS colours will not be accepted as basis for reclamation.
Each motif and each product will be handled individually. It is not possible to assume all eventualities in written form. The information you find in our technical data sheets is only basic, for which we cannot take full responsibility. We are happy to advise about the product and the motif. It is not possible to advise without the print motif, therefore the print motif is required before any advice is offered.
No film or artwork is to be prepared with a raster motif without prior consultation.
A copy of the motif as colour artwork is required when data is sent digitally. The colours have to be colour binding. Printing is not possible without paper artwork or colour binding artwork.