tonprint HOW TO PREPARE A FILE FOR PRINTING

COLOR SPACES, COLORS
  • If the work will be printed with Pantone colors, the relevant vector objects should be defined as Pantone colors,
  • The remaining elements should be defined using the standard CMYK triad,
BEFORE SAVING A FILE TO PDF, CHECK THAT:
  • the dimensions of the project are in accordance with the order placed,
    all graphics have been converted to CMYK (It is unacceptable to use elements written in color spaces, e.g. RGB or other,)
  • graphics have a sufficiently high resolution (Bitmap resolution should be between 250 dpi and 350 dpi)
  • the fonts are converted into curves (if necessary, they can be embedded
    in document when saving)
  • It is unacceptable to use elements written in color spaces, e.g. RGB or other,
  • All fonts used in the work must be attached to the file or converted to curves,
  • The work should define the net format (Trim Box), 3-5 mm bleeds and format points.
AFTER SAVING PDF-A, ALWAYS CHECK THAT:
  • the resolution did not decrease during recording
  • project bleeds were kept (wrong selection
    Create PDF settings may cause
    that the file will be saved without the bleeds included in the project),
  • shadows, transparencies, and other special effects display
    correctly (especially in the case of Corel Draw),
  • there were no other unexpected changes to the appearance of the project.
  • NET FORMAT – target size of the printout (after trimming),
    e.g. business card 50 x 90 mm.
  • GROSS FORMAT – print size before trimming,
    e.g. business card 56 x 96 mm.
  • BLEED – margin (3 to 5 mm) that will be cut off
    (in the absence of a bleed, it may glow when cut
    whiteness of paper), e.g. a business card with a 3 mm bleed.
  • MARGIN – safe margin
    for essential elements in the project,
    e.g. texts, etc., (no inside margin
    will cause important elements to stay
    trimmed), such as business cards with a 4 mm margin
    internal.