Tandym Print Artwork Specifications

Preferred file format is PDF in as high resolution as possible.

Right Click and Save As here for the Acrobat Job Options that could be used to generate print ready pdf files.

File requirements:

  1. Centred on media
  2. Tick marks
  3. 3mm Bleed
  4. All fonts to be embedded
  5. Live area to be at least 4mm from the trim. Note: If material is for an IFC or IBC of a perfect bound book, one should allow at least 8mm on spine side for side glue.

Files can be supplied as single or multiple page pdf’s as long as they run in the correct page sequence.


Folders

Please design the die-cut and layout on one page, the die should be coloured in a separate spot colour and set to overprint. Note: The overprint preview in Acrobat can be used to check over print.

Spot colours

Please ensure that only the relevant spot colours are used and that there are no duplicates.
Example: Pantone 3435cv and Pantone 3435cvc

Overprints

Please ensure that all application settings are correct so that all overprints and knockouts are as you intend them to be. Note: The overprint preview in Acrobat can be used to check over print

Spread

Depending on the design the designer may choose to add an overprinting hairline stroke to help prevent white space showing through. We do have software which can assist with trapping, however this does not always prove to be an effective solution as it depends on the design. Note: The overprint preview in Acrobat can be used to check over print.

Amendments

Please label and rename file with:

Poster              (Original)
Poster_A1       (First amendment)

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