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Technical requirements to publications transferred as files to "Moby Dick" printing house

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Formats of files

We accept layout files, PDF and PostScript files in these formats:

Name Maximum version of the programm
PC Macintosh
PDF Any Any
PostScript 3 3
Adobe Indesign, Illustrator CS4 CS4
QuarkXPress 7 7
Macromedia FreeHand 11 11
CorelDraw 14 13

Transfer PDF or PS files only if you are sure that the publication shouldn`t be finished off. Preferable format is PDF.

Requirements to files

PDF

PDF files shouldn`t contain transparency or subsets of fonts. PDF files should contain crop marks which are situated not more than 3mm from the cutting line. Settings for generation of PDF files from Adobe applications is available here: MobyDick.joboptions.

PostScript

Any case PDF is preferable to PostScript. Writing PostScript files from Adobe applications "PostScript file", PPD "Device Independent" should be chosen as a target printer. PS files should contain crop marks which are situated not more than 3 mm from the cutting line. Settings for generation of PS files from Adobe applications (print preset) is available here: MD_PS.prst.

Adobe Indesign

Publication should be built using Package command and should contain the whole set of links and fonts. Just PSD, TIFF, JPG, EPS and PDF files can be used as links. Page size defined in File-Document Setup should correspond to cut format of the issue. When using a word division module which is not contained in standard version of Adobe Indesign, it is necessary to transfer the file of this module.

Adobe Illustrator (включая EPS файлы)

All the fonts should be transformed into curves. Just PSD, TIFF and JPG files can be used as links. Artboard defined in File-Document Setup should correspond to cut format of the issue. The file shouldn`t contain transparency.

QuarkXPress

Publication should be built using Collect for Output command and should contain the whole set of links and fonts. Just PSD, TIFF, JPG, EPS and PDF files can be used as links. Page size defined in Layout Properties should correspond to cut format of the issue. The file shouldn`t contain opacity. One shouldn`t use system fonts of MS Windows (Arial, Times New Roman, Verdana etc.)

Macromedia FreeHand

Publication should be built using Collect for Output command and should contain the whole set of links. All the fonts should be transformed into curves. Just PSD, TIFF and JPG files can be used as links. Page size defined in Documents should correspond to cut format of the issue.

CorelDraw

All the fonts should be transformed into curves. Using of links is not allowed, all the images should be included into the file. The file shouldn`t contain transparency. Page size defined in Layout-Page Setup should correspond to cut format of the issue.

General requirements to layout elements

All elements of a publication which are on the border of a page should have an allowance and transcend the border not less than 3 mm (bleed size) for multipage issues and 2mm for other production.

Important elements of a publication (texts, logo, page numbers and so on) should not be located nearer than 3 mm of cutting border for multipage issues and 2 mm for other production.

Colors of all objects should defines in CMYK (if you are not using Pantone).

Graphics resolution should be sufficient (250-300 dpi for raster graphics).

Thickness of color strokes (including fonts), consisting in more than two colors, should be not less than 0.15 mm. Thickness of reverses in a color background, consisting in more than two colors should be not less than 0.15 mm. Minimum reproducible thickness of plate (100% of one of CMYK colors) strokes is 0.05 mm. Minimum reproducible raster is 2%.

Preparing color images you should use color profile ISO Coated v2 300% (ECI). You can download it here: ISOcoated_v2_300_eci.icc. You can download a set of Color Settings for Adobe applications here: ISO_300_MD.csf. Total Ink Limit is 320%.

Embedded objects are undesirable in a layout. Inside out for CorelDraw all the objects should be embedded into the file.

 

Processing of the overprints

On default all the overprints manually positioned are ignored. For overprint manually positioned support you should tell it to your manger or an employee of the prepress, who accepts the layout.

Ways of transferring the files

CD, DVD disks and devices connected with USB and FireWire are accepted.

You can upload files to our ftp-server. You can ask your manager about the password. Files, uploaded to ftp, should be archived into ZIP (SIT for Macintosh). Internet channel width is 7 Mbit/sec, it works all around the clock.

Files of little size can be sent by e-mail to any employee.

Sending links to ftp-servers or file-transfer services such as www.sendspace.com, www.slil.ru is available.

Work order

Digital printing

Konica Minolta 6000 Pro

Digital printing department was opened in Moby-Dick printing-house. Great deals for short-run printing of publications. Equipment: Konica Minolta 6000 Pro Offset printing.

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