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Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

What we need from you for an excellent print result.

The colors

Our fundamental rule: Always save data in CMYK mode. The printer colors are composed of this color mode. RGB colors are only for display on your monitor and cannot be reproduced in offset printing.
For black-and-white images, please use the grey-scale mode. If you want to use true colors (full-tone colors), e.g. for your logo, please use the HKS color system if possible.
If you delete all the colors from the color menu of your print files, which are not in use, we can be sure that the file only contains colors you want to use. The proof version helps us to produce a calendar that looks exactly as you envision it. The proof becomes binding with the Ugra/Fogra media wedge, including media wedge evaluation.

The resolution

For a brilliant printing result, we need your color images in the original size with a resolution of 300 dpi. Even if your monitor already displays pictures with a resolution of 72 dpi sharply, 300 dpi are necessary for high-quality printing.

If your logo or other details of your draft are conceived in the form of line images (bitmap format), they must have a minimum resolution of 1,200 dpi to ensure an optimal result.

It is important, that we achieve this resolution in the final format as well.
For instance, if the image is to be printed in a 10 x 15 cm format, the resolution in this size must also be 300 respectively 1,200 dpi (in bitmap format).

The file formats

Ideally, you choose the TIFF or TIF file format for your images. Tiff stands for Tagged Image File Format. This means the picture contains a lot of information we need for further processing.
Images in the JPG file format are compressed, which can result in undesired patterns being produced after multiple saving operations (jpeg artefacts). Therefore, a thorough quality control is a key element. JPG compression creates losses of file information, making it less suitable for an optimal print result.
EPS is another file format for pictures and logos, which is very easy to work with. The Encapsulated Post Script format also stores a great deal of information, which helps make a good calendar. However, our preferred format for logos and illustrations is the vector file. The data in these files is optimized for printing, independent of resolution, and guarantees sharp contours, pixel-free images and the best results. If you have prepared your design in eps format and have linked images to it, please send us these images with your design.

Please create a 1.4 PDF using Acrobat Distiller so that images and transparencies can be correctly processed. It is important when generating the PDF to use the basic setting PRINTER OPTIMISED and to embed all the fonts. Remember that PDFs are closed files, and we can no longer make any changes or corrections to them.
Please do not send us MS Word or Powerpoint files, as we cannot use them for printing.

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The fonts

It is important that you send us the font vault together with your files. If you use different font types such as “bold” or “italics”, they must be generated with the corresponding typeface. Do not alter them manually.
If you create your graphics using a vector program (e.g. Illustrator), you have the option of converting the texts into paths. This guarantees that we can open the file, but we will not be able to make any changes to the text.

The operating system and software

We work with Macintosh computers and the following software:
Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress, Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Freehand and Adobe Photoshop.

The sample file

We recommend you use the formatting of our sample file for your wall calendar as the basis for your design. That guarantees your design always has the right measurements and we can work optimally with it.
For more information on designing your terminic wall calendars, please see our specification sheets.
The sample files and specification sheets can be found in the download area at www.terminic.eu.

Important information on further processing

After printing, our wall calendars are cut to the required size. Therefore, it is important to provide trimming lines so that no white overlaps become visible. For more information, see our type sheets at www.terminic.eu.
Important elements (e.g. text) of your promotional print should be at a minimum distance of 3-5 mm from the cutting line (this does not include the space for trimming).

Sending data

The following options are at your disposal for the transmission of your data:
by email: studio@terminic.eu
FTP-Server: Please ask for our access details.
We are confident you will be very happy with your new wall calendars, and wish you every success with them.

terminic is not responsible for the content or correctness of your documents. We do not accept any liability for any damages arising from incorrectly prepared files.
We will only prepare proofs if a separate agreement is made.


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