Sample Kit for Website Standard itemsSales Department to request a physical copy of the Sample Kit.
Limitations to print on the spine of a perfect bind cover
Cracking on my scoring job?
To prevent this, check your digital files before sending. If you use a gradient, make sure it has enough room for a smooth transition.
Why does my business card edge crack sometimes?
What is rich black and how can I get it?
The best match to use a rich black is the following: C 50 M 40 Y 40 K 100 This will give you a deep, dark, rich black.
How do I get a grayscale image in a CMYK document?
Don’t forget to check the CMYK values of your grayscale image in the final CMYK document. If there are other values than K in your grayscale image, there is a chance that the color will different.
To eliminate all values other than K, use your Channel Mixer (adjustment layer) in Photoshop, then click “Monochrome” and adjust accordingly. Please see the example below:
How to make sure blues do not come out purple?
In the CMYK spectrum blue is close to purple . Don’t forget to use a low amount of magenta whenever using high amounts of cyan to avoid purple. Example C 100% M 70% Y 0% K 0%
How to set up files for proper rotation?
ColorFX suggested Print Ready Files Orientation:
We require Print Ready files with proper rotation. Files submitted are printed HEAD to HEAD as-is based off your files.
Don’t forget to set up your files so that when we print them HEAD to HEAD the final product will read the way you would like. Make sure to setup front and back files either both sides vertically or both sides horizontally.
If you would like your back file to be upside down, please send your artwork as shown below.
If you have a fold-over or greeting card, please send your artwork as shown.
How to set up a Foil job?
Keep in mind that the Foil and UV can’t overlap. Please avoid using small / fine text or fonts for foil objects. For best results, please make sure that foil coverage is less than 50% of the artwork area
Also, be aware that there may be up to 1/16″ shift on the placement of the foil.
Please see images below to see what mask files should look like.