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Artwork File Format & Requirements:

We accept PDF, TIFF and JPG file formats as long as they meet the following requirements.

Please refer to Free Artwork Templates section. With host of templates tailored specificaly for our products, meeting the requirements should be easy.

General: When sending us source / master file please make sure that all graphics, objects and fonts are embedded or converted to curves.
Alternative file formats may be accepted, should you have problems with exporting your artwork to the prefferred formats.
Resolution: 300dpi for flyers, leaflets, brochures, business stationery;
At least 150dpi for posters.
Bleed: 1mm for flyers, leaflets and business stationery;
3mm for posters and brochures;
5mm for presentation folders.
Safety space: 3mm.
All objects (text, logo, pictures, frames, etc.) apart of background image should be placed at least 3mm away from the trim line.
8mm from the project edge for presentation folders;
6mm from the project edge for posters, broshures and catalogues;
4mm from the project edge for flyers, folders, business cards and stationery.
Colour: Full colour - CMYK.
All projects should be prepared in CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Key-black) colour profile without Pantone, spot, etc. colours.
We work with the CMYK ISO Coated v2 300% ECI profile.
Fonts: If you are sending us master / source file please make sure that all fonts are either converted to curves or embedded.
Total Area Coverage: TAC should NOT exceed 300%.
TAC is a total amount of component colours (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Key-black) for the darkest area of your artwork. If TAC is too high (over 300%) ink may not transfer effectively and printed sheets may not dry properly. Please notice that we check TAC value in CMYK ISO Coated v2 300% ECI colour profile.
Suggested colour components to achieve deep black is C-46%, M-32%, Y-34%, K-100%.
PDF: (PDF/X-1a:2001, PDF/X-3:2002 lub PDF/ X-4:2008)
When preparing broshures and catalogues please do not generate spreads. Please layout pages in their intended order instead.
TIF: 1:1 format
Please merge the layers into one.
Recommended compression is LZW or ZIP.
Stamping: Rules for creating a Stamping in the artwork.
1. The graphic file must include an additional layer called "STAMPING" and contain the elements that are to be stamped.
2. These elements must be created in 100% of the colour (K) and be aligned with other printed elements.
3. The maximum size of a stamped element for products available online is 40cm2 (element inscribed in the rectangle's surface of 40cm2 maximum). If it is necessary to prepare a larger stamp area, this requires an individual quote.
4. Due to the limitations of stamping technology, please avoid small parts. The thickness of the lines must not be less than 2 points, while the text size – not smaller than 14 points. The thickness of the line at every point of stamp element must be at least 0.4 mm. The permissible deviation is 0.5 mm.
5. The project must be saved as a PDF file, in PDF-X: 2004 standard where the STAMPING must be placed as the next page of the project.
Spot UV: Rules for creating a UV coating in the artwork.
1. The graphic file must include an additional channel / layer / colour called "UV" and it must contain the elements that are to be coated.
2. These elements must be created in 100% of the colour (K or Pantone) and be aligned with other printed elements.
3. A project developed with vector graphics provides for the best quality of coating. If it is essential to use a bitmap, it must be created in 1-bit black and white format 2400dpi.
4. Due to the limitations of screen printing technology, please avoid painting small parts. The thickness of the lines must not be less than 1 point, while the text size – not smaller than 12 points. The colour alignment permissible deviation is 0.5 mm.
5. The project must be saved as a PDF file, in PDF-X: 2004 standard where the UV coating must be placed either directly on the project page as an extra color / layer or on the next page, following the project, e.g. in the double-sided project UV coating should be placed on pages 2 and 4.
JPG: 1:1 format
NOTICE: All template lines and information must be removed from the art work before it is submitted.

globPrint can take no responsibility for artwork that did not meet the above requirements for which the globPrint additional adjustments were not ordered.

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