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How to set up a Spot AQ job?

When creating a Spot AQ job, you must include a Spot AQ file along with the regular full color file. The Spot AQ file is used to show where the AQ will be placed.

CMYK File

CMYK

Spot AQ File

Use 100% Magenta on your Spot AQ Mask or any Spot Color (100% Solid).

How to set up a Spot UV file?

When creating a Spot UV job, you must include a Spot UV separate file along with the regular full color file. The Spot UV file is used to show where the UV will be placed.

CMYK File

CMYK

Spot UV File

Use 100% Magenta on your Spot UV Mask or any Spot Color (100% Solid).

How to Submit Front and Back file?

Each side of your job must be on a separate file. Please see the example Below:

 

When you create an artwork containing Spot UV elements, you must include a Spot UV separate file along with the regular full color file. The Spot UV file is used to show where the UV will be placed.

What is Overprint and how can it affect to my file?

You can use overprinting to prevent knockout and make the topmost overlapping printing ink appear transparent in relation to the underlying ink. Always discard your overprinting before sending artwork to print.

overprint overprint

On the first picture the logo Title was set to overprint. Unexpected results may occur after printing. The colors of Title are mixing with the colors of background. Always check your artwork and disable overprints before submitting.

Should I send additional files?

When you send your artwork, please don’t send additional files, like proof or sample, because they might get printed or confuse the prepress process. Please send only the files you need to be printed.

How to avoid transparency issues?

Any transparency issue can be resolved before saving your file.

To prevent this, never use shadows, glows, or any other transparency (image or otherwise) on top of a spot color. Always convert your spot color to CMYK and flatten before sending.

How should I set up my bleed and crop marks?

Bleed must extend past the cut-line and will be trimmed from the product during the final cutting phase. When the image is required to extend all the way to the edge, bleed is needed to preserve the finished look and the quality of the final product.

Please keep all text at least 0.125″ inside the cut-line. 


– The bleed for Standard Products is 0.125″.
– The bleed for Booklets and Presentation Folders is 0.25″.

What resolution should my file be?

Low resolution files may be printed as is or will be placed on hold until we receive new files, slowing your turn-around. We only accept 300 dpi files and no less.

What color mode should my files be?

If you send us an RGB file, there is a chance that a color shift may occur and you may not be satisfied with your job.

Do you accept borders on jobs?

We can accept borders on jobs, but if the border is too close to the trim line, it may be cut off-center slightly.

We will cut through many sheets at a time, so there is possible slight movement through cutting process.