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File Guidelines - DR Print

Standard Product Sizes

– Business Cards – 90 x 55mm

– DL – 210 x 99mm

– 2 X DL – 210 x 198mm

– A6 – 148 x 105mm

– A5 – 210 x 148mm

– A4 – 210 x 297mm

– A3 – 420 x 297mm

– A2 – 594 x 420mm

– A1 – 840 x 594mm

General Artwork Specifications

DR Print will only accept the following formats as final artwork.

. PDF

. Photoshop (.psd)

. Illustrator (.ai)

. InDesign (package folder that includes font, linked image, and PDF)

DR Print accepts only the following specifications:

– Photos and Illustration resolution should be 300dpi

– All colours converted to CMYK (no PMS colours, RGB, LAB etc)

– Fonts should be embedded or outlined

– Crop & bleed marks included

– Minimum 2mm bleed (5mm for booklets)

Please understand that you will be responsible for checking the spelling and grammar, all images, all contact numbers, email and web address and page order etc. Once you have singed the proof we provided that means you have given approval for printing. in the case where there are errors on the printed job which were not alerted to on the proof. It is solely the client’s responsibility.

This means we can print and deliver your jobs in the fastest time possible.

Storage of Artwork

General Customers: PDF’s will remain on our system for 1 week following printing. Due to the high volume of printing we undertake, DR Print are not able to offer an archival or retrieval service for client’s artwork.

Account Customers: PDF’s will remain on our system for 1 year following printing. This means account customers are able to re order the printing with the same file.

Selecting the Right Colours

The variable nature of CMYK offset gang printing can present a number of challenges. No imposition is ever the same as the previous one; We keep press conditions as uniform as possible, keeping air temperatures and ink density consistent on every print run. This Colour Finder is produced under these conditions in accordance with international standard ISO 12647-2 and acts as a central reference point.

If you choose to use this tool, it means we are working on the same page and it gives you the confidence that we are checking your order to that standard before it is produced.

Need Help? – Contact our Support Team info@drprint.net.au

Scodix – Design for the Best Results

SCODIX looks best when you follow some basic design fundamentals where often LESS can be MORE when adding SCODIX to your design. There are a few rules to follow to achieve the best result when applying SCODIX.

SCODIX – Trim Areas

SCODIX High Build cannot bleed outside of trim area. (Please leave 3mm from the edge of the SCODIX application to the product trim area)

NOTE: This restriction does not apply to 450+ NVS Cards – this product can bleed the Scodix outside of the trim area.

SCODIX – Score Lines

SCODIX High Build cannot be applied over the score/fold areas of a Presentation Folder. (Please leave 3mm from the SCODIX application to the product score/fold area).

Supplying Final Artwork

When supplying final artwork, SCODIX artwork should be supplied as a single PDF, including all other pages, with a 100% Spot Colour named ‘Scodix’.

Things to Avoid

For the best effects, avoid applying SCODIX to thin lines, small text or finely detailed artwork.

How to Setup Your Files

– Open your artwork in Indesign

– Create a new layer for the SCODIX separation

– Select the elements you wish to enhance and duplicate them to the new SCODIX layer

– Create a new colour swatch and name it ‘Scodix’

– Select colour type “Spot Colour”, and convert all SCODIX elements to this spot colour

– SCODIX elements are all set to 100% Opacity

– Export all pages and the SCODIX layer as a single PDF with all trim marks.

Scodix Instructions

General Design Tips

Text and non-bleed images should always be kept at least 3mm from the trim line.

Folding & Scoring
To minimise cracking on folded jobs, we recommend scoring the fold lines.

Rich Blacks
We strongly recommend you use CMYK Rich Black on large areas of black to ensure a nice solid result. A good mixture for CMYK Rich Black on;

– Heavier stock weights use 60 / 50 / 50 / 100

– Lighter stock weights use 30 / 0 / 0 / 100

How to order a proof

To order your hard copy proof, please email us at info@drprint.net.au

We will send your proof to you in the mail and wait for your confirmation before we proceed with the final product.

For more information Call 02 6262 7780 or email info@drprint.net.au

Sending Us Files

If your files are larger than 10 Mb we may have problems with getting your files via email. We will need you to send them to us via a cloud file transfer provider. Please use one of the following:

. Google Drive

. Dropbox

. We Transfer

Business Card Artwork Setup

Please ensure you supply your artwork to us with front and back combined into a single PDF file. 2 Sided Business Cards

– Page 1 will print as Front

– Page 2 will print as Back

NOTE – Gloss and Matt Lamination on 1 side will always be treated to Page 1 of your document.

Multiple Card Orders eg. Different Names All card variations require separate a PDF for each kind (not all in one PDF).

Spot UV Business Cards When ordering Spot UV, we require a 3 Page PDF.

. Page 1 will be the Business Card side which requires the Spot UV to be applied.

. Page 2 will be the Reverse side of the Business Card.

. Page 3 should be Spot UV to be applied to Page 1 ONLY (using a spot colour marked Spot UV).

Perforations Setup

When your artwork is laid out, create a new layer called “Perforations”. Choose a bright colour that is not featured in your artwork (100% Magenta works well), then draw dashed lines on “Perforations” layer where you intend the perforations to be placed. Turn off layers except “Perforations” and export the files as a 300dpi PDF with crop and bleed marks. Now turn off the “Perforations” layer and export your artwork as a 300dpi PDF with crop and bleed marks. Upload both files to us for printing.
Please Note The reverse mirrors the front so check that your perforations are in the correct location (flipped) on the reverse. Ensure your artwork is centred on each page so perforations line up exactly when flipped.

 

Book Artwork Setup

Please ensure you supply your artwork to us as individual pages in the PDF, not as spreads e.g. a 16pp booklet should be supplied as one PDF with 16 pages.
Our pre-press experts will impose the booklet for you. Allow a minimum of 5mm bleed on all edges. Booklet “creep” will occur during finishing so we recommend you keep text and non-bleed images at least 10mm from the trim line.
Please Note The reverse mirrors the front so check that your perforations are in the correct location (flipped) on the reverse. Ensure your artwork is centred on each page so perforations line up exactly when flipped.

 

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