What type of file can I send to Drukkerij REPRO - Digital & Offset Printing?
The best recommendation we can give for saving and sending your file is as a pdf (Portable Document Format). These file types can also be sent; jpg, jpeg, ai. If your file is pdf or eps, we prefer you send it with outlined fonts. These files are easier to handle and will likely speed up your turn-around. *Please note that when sending psd, eps or ai they need to be saved with compatibility for CS3.
What color should my files be for the best printing results?
When designing for print, we always recommend you save your work in CMYK. If you send us an RGB color file, there is a chance that a color shift may occur and you may not be satisfied with your job.
What resolution should my files be for the best printing results?
All files must be submitted at a minimum of 300 dpi. Low resolution files may be printed as is or will be placed on hold until we receive new files, slowing your turn-around. Please note that if you grow an image to a relatively large size, despite the resolution being at 300 dpi, it still might come out pixelated; unless you are sending in a vector file. We are not responsible for low resolution, pixelated prints.
How should I set up my bleeds and crop marks?
All bleed must extend further than the cut line. Using one of our Templates can help you visualize this. Please keep all text and anything you do not want to cut at least .125" to .25" away from the cut line. When sending an eps or pdf, make sure you include crop marks so we can cut the job correctly.
What is rich black and how do I get it?
Rich black is an ink mixture of solid black, 100%K, with additional CMY ink values. This results in a darker tone than black ink alone. If you print black alone as 100% K, the resulting black may not be as dark as you might like. We recommend using C 60 - M 40 - Y 40 - K 100. This will give you a deep, dark, rich black.
What is a proof print?
A proof print is a one-print of your lay-out/graphic design image. The proof print can show you how the overall project will look once printed. For jobs with little room for error it may be good to request a proof print to see if the image/color is what you had in mind, and decide if you want to make last-minute changes or go ahead with printing.