Flexo PrePress Specifications for Red Oak Label Print Solutions

 

General Guidelines:

 

  • All files should be built as single pages or documents and to the die size.
  • 1/16 inch bleed is required beyond the die size or trim. 1/8 is preferred.
  • Include all hi-res images/art. 300 dpi for CT’s or Photoshop files.
  • 300 dpi placed or linked files enlarged over 125% can pixelize and will be considered low resolution.
  • Use CMYK unless spot colors are used. Convert any RGB files to CMYK.
  • Identify any PMS, special mix or spot colors. Use Pantone Name. Do not use custom names, ie: “Sky Blue, Rustic Brown”.
  • When utilizing the transparency effects in Adobe Illustrator or InDesign, keep all vector art on top or on a top layer whenever
  • possible. Set the “Document Raster Effects” to 300 ppi in Illustrator software before creating your art.
  • PDF documents should be created as “Print Quality”. All fonts must be embedded and 1/16 -1/8 inch bleed added to any PDF file generated.
  • (Imagine! Print Solutions PDF Job Profiles will be sent upon request)
  • Hard copy or confirming PDF MUST be supplied with all files to insure correct reproduction.
  • Imagine! Print Solutions would prefer to render all traps and scum dot, file correction in CT’s.

Proofing Specification:

  • All proofs will be generated from the final file used for imaging or proceeding to plate.
  • All proofs will have a dieline incorporated into the proof.

Preferred File Formats:

  • Adobe Illustrator 8.0 - CS4
  • Photoshop 7.0 - CS4
  • Adobe Acrobat Press Quality PDFs

File Requirements:

  • Linked Images
    • Images should be supplied as a hi-resolution files (300 dpi) using CMYK color mode.
    • Avoid embedding graphics and images used in your Illustrator or Indesign files.
  • Fonts
    • Include copies of all fonts used in your file, graphics and images.
    • Include both the screen font and the printer font.
    • Include both the screen font and the printer font.
    • Type 1, Postscript, and TrueType fonts Unpredictable results may incur using third party, TrueType or Multimaster font.
    • Embed all the fonts when writing PDFS.
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    • PC users: Convert all fonts to outlines in Illustrator to avoid any conflict.
  • Barcodes
    • UPC codes need to be sized at 80 magnification or above with a Bar Width Reduction of -.0025.
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    • All barcodes need: -.0025”BWR with sufficient quite zones to scan after printing.
  • Graphics
    • Minimum rule width is .25pt (1/4 Point)
    • AMinimum Srceen percentage is 1%
    • Keep font size 4 point or higher.

Additional Requirements:

  • Hard copy or confirming PDF MUST be supplied with all files to insure correct reproduction.
  • Supply only files, fonts, graphics, images needed for output.
    • Include all support files.
    • All barcodes need: -.0025”BWR with sufficient quite zones to scan after printing.