NX Artwork

WHAT FILE FORMATS DO YOU ACCEPT

Please only use closed file formats:
PDF, JPG, TIFF, EPS, PS (PostScript)

Attention: If you save your PDF directly from a graphic program, please make sure to use PDF/ X-standard (PDF/X3 or PDF/X1a). We recommend picking the additional setting “compatibility 1.3” when saving your artwork files. Like that you can prevent problems with layers or transparencies that may arise during further work on your files in our workflow. and PDF 1.3 compatibility.

When saving TIFF files, please reduce layers to only one layer.

DO I NEED PRINT READY FILES

Yes – we can only accept and process print-ready files. Information on how to create your print file can be found in our artwork guide.

ARTWORK

  • Photos, pictures and images 250dpi
  • Images in greyscale 250dpi
  • Line art 1.200dpi
  • Ad posters 200dpi
  • CMYK colour mode
  • Greyscale
  • Spot colours (HKS/Pantone): Please ensure that the colour names are entered correctly. To prevent stained surface of your product you have to create the   spot colour area as ‘leaving blank’ and not as ‘overprinting’ if another process colour (CMYK) is placed above the spot color.
  • If you have not selected a superior artwork check, documents in RGB mode will be automatically converted to CMYK mode. We do not accept any liability for   any resulting colour deviations.
  • Please do not use mixed colours (4c) for black texts, but use 100% black regarding the K-channel for black fonts.
  • We do not need pre-separated files.
  • Convert font into paths / curves or embed it completely. This is especially important for fonts problematic to print, such as “Kalinga”, since this may lead to   errors in print images.
  • Make sure you set the correct font size for your product (at least 6 pt!)
  • Make sure there is sufficient contrast between the background and font color!
  • Do not use hairlines (at least 0.22 pt)!
      Lines which are too thin will automatically be increased to a printable size, which will make lines set at 0 pt visible.
  • Do not use frames as layout limits, as these can be partially truncated by machine tolerances.
      Use closed formats: PDF, JPG, TIFF, EPS, PS (PostScript).
      PDF/ X-standard (PDF/ X3-standard or PDF/ X1a-standard).
  • As a basic principle, keep compatibility 1.3. (i.e. use of PDF-Version 1.3; Acrobat 4.0 compatible) in mind.
  • Reduce TIFF files to one layer!
      In the case of PDFs which are created in CorelDRAW, there may be an inaccurate representation of colours. Please therefore only use CorelDRAW to create   JPEG files.

Please email us your project details so we can get you a quote asap: