how to prepare files
We accept all files closed in Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator up to CS6 for production.
As a last resort, when the Customer does not own other materials, we also convert from open files, including Corel DRAW files up to X8.
Files for printing: large format / high quality / UV
Colour space: The file is safest to prepare in CMYK space, without ICC profiles. In this case, black should be made of all components, e.g. in a proportion of 60/60/60/100. When printing with additional colours: white and metallic, this information should be placed on separate spot objects, layers or colour channels, giving them the names White and Metallic respectively. When ordering printing from a 10-colour machine, however, the RGB space is recommended, which is more colour-capacious and much better uses the possibilities of more accurate colour reproduction by using additional lc, lm, gy / lk, Or, Wh and Ms inks.
TIF / TIFF: TIFF files cannot contain layers. To reduce the file size, we recommend using LZW compression (please avoid ZIP or JPEG compression inside the TIFF file). The undoubted advantage of this format is the certainty of opening it without error (if the file is damaged, it will not open at all).
JPG / JPEG: JPEG files should be prepared with the minimum possible compression / maximum size to minimize the visibility of lossy compression artifacts. The JPEG format is a compromise between file quality and size.
AI / PDF: Vector files cannot contain outlines. They should be replaced with objects or at least made scalable. All fonts should be converted to curves. The image format should be the same as the resulting image format. The output PDF files should not have layers and transparencies (they should be flattened) and should be saved in a version no higher than 1.3.
CDR: In addition to general guidelines for the preparation of vector files, you must remember about CMYK space and the need to remove colour profiles. Due to the conversion algorithms used in Corel programs, there is a high risk of colour distortion, which is why we strongly advise against sending files for printing in CDR format. The above remarks also apply to other file formats exported from Corel programs.
Bitmap resolution table:
<1 sq m 180 dpi 1-10 sq m 120 dpi 11-50 sq m 60 dpi 51-100 sq m 40 dpi 101-500 sq m 30 dpi >500 sq m 20 dpi
The resolution may be lower if there is no better input material (enlargement does not improve quality) or the print will be viewed from a greater distance. The file can be prepared in scale, e.g. 1:10, but in this case the resolution should be multiplied by 10.
Files for cutting / milling / engraving / bending
Currently, the most convenient way to deliver files is wetransfer.com, where sending files up to 2 GB is free.
We have also granted space on the B52 FTP server to transfer files. Login data:
server / host: ftp.b52.com.pl
Warning! After logging in to FTP with the above data, your catalogs and files will be visible to other customers. If you want your files to be invisible to other system users, we will grant you individual login details.