The working size is the size including the bleed which is different for each product. The work size is the same as the virtual artboard size. By downloading a printable template from the "Ordering Page > Template" for each product, you can check the exact size of each product.
If there is a background image, it is not easy to print perfectly to the end of the paper due to the nature of the printing process. Therefore, the background image is printed larger than the actual cut area, and cut to the correct size. Bleed is a term that is printed in a larger jargon than the actual cut. Bleed size varies by country, by print shop, and by product, depending on production facilities. In the case of overseas, it is usually 2 ~ 5mm. In case of ordinary business card, it is 1mm in every direction. For other product bleed sizes, please check each product page.
The number of orders means the quantity of different design artwork for the same specification (size, material, quantity, etc.). For example, the material is Bananubo, the print is full-color double-sided, the quantity is 200 sheets, and the number of orders is 10 if the number of people is 10. By using the number of orders, you can save the trouble of filling out the order form for each person. Also, when there are several cases, it is more convenient to arrange them in the same file as the infographic when filing.
CMYK Color Mode
It is very important to check that the color setting of the document is "CMYK mode". In "RGB mode", this may cause unintended color printing or poor print quality due to the separation of the characters.
How to check the program-specific color settings is as follows:
Have you ever looked like a mosaic or blurred image when you saw a clear image on your computer or smartphone?
This is a natural phenomenon due to insufficient image resolution. Printable image resolution is typically optimized at about 300 pixels per inch. If you are creating a 4x6 inch postcard, you should first check whether the data is 1200x1800 pixels. The Magenta line image resolution for standard print quality is 240 pixels per inch.
Inappropriate (left): The image size must be equal to the job size. In this case, orders can not be accepted.
Appropriate (right): Bleed, trimmed, and safe areas are all perfectly placed.
Inappropriate (left): Some objects are out of safe area. Some contents may be cut off at the time of cutting.
Appropriate (right): All objects are placed in the safe area.
Inappropriate (left): The text color overlaps the background color and is less readable.
Appropriate (right): The text is arranged in the right size and color.
Fonts and Paths
One of the most common causes of printing accidents is typefaces. Curves the font to prevent accidents. The font outline method is as follows.
Linked images should be included in the data in the following way.
If you have a transparent effect on your artwork, you should flatten the object. Flattening separates artwork with transparent effects from vector-based regions and raster-based regions. Flattening is a necessary process for printing complex artwork, including mixed images, vector objects, fonts, spot colors, and overprinting. If flattening is not performed, the following results may occur.
- A white halo appears around the drop shadowed font.
- Printable PDF capacity grows unnecessarily. (A4 Flyer on front only capacity is over 350MB)
- The photographic image is printed in brighter than the original color.
- Gradation effects are not represented properly.
Gradient / Mesh / Blend Objects
Gradient, mesh, and blend effects appear on the monitor, so if you want smooth printing without banding, you need to take into account variables such as final printing equipment, gradient step coverage, illustration, or using Photoshop. Please use the Rasterize function as below for the effects basically and contact the customer center for details.
Locked objects must be unlocked as shown below. This is because there is a possibility that a locked object may not be copied from the design due to the locked object in the imposition(Positioning of printed matter on paper) printing process.
Most designers like to work with spot colors. However, in reality, spot color printing is not proceeding at most printing shops due to productivity problems. Data including RGB color, Fluorescent color, Pantone, DIC and other spot colors can not be accepted. Please convert spot color to CMYK process color as below.
Overprint Fill and Overprint Stroke should not be checked as below to prevent printing accident caused by overprinting.
Each company has a color recipe to make a luxurious black color. However, if too much ink is blended, it may cause ink rupture after drying and ink smearing behind the business card.
Inappropriate (left): When you mark the border area in the cutting area, it is actually printed.
Appropriate (right): Do not put a border on the cutting area.
Unnecessary Final Cut Lines
Inappropriate (left): If you put unnecessary cutting line, you will not be able to place an order.
Appropriate (right): When you receive a print order, the cut line is not displayed separately.
Foil Stamping is a process that attaches metallic film to paper and attaches it. There are gold foil (glossy, matte), silver foil (glossy, matte) and hologram foil.
Embossing is a three-dimensional processing method that can project or concave certain areas of a point. Hand-felt extrusions are not easily forgotten and help improve brand awareness.
Raised Ink is a processing method that sprinkles rosin powder (effervescent embossing powder) to the desired letter or mark immediately after printing and then melts it with heat and raises it lightly to give a three-dimensional appearance. You can leave a deep impression thanks to the hand-felt area like a squeeze.
Scoring refers to a method of applying pressure to fold the prints for easy folding, or a method of applying pressure to prevent paper from breaking when folded on thick paper.
Perforating is a cutting method that cuts the paper into a dotted line with a real seam line so that you can easily and cleanly remove the paper. It is mainly used for tickets and coupons.
Hole Drilling is a hole in a piece of paper. When you need to make a binding on a spring binding or printed matter (trademark, label, etc.), punching the paper is called punching.
Rounded corners of a product's business cards, or rounded corners, to give shape to a particular print, are called rounded corners. It is a process that is used mainly when you want to give off a soft and firm image.
Numbering is a separate print job that serializes numbers that require serial numbers, such as tickets, lotteries, winners, securities or office slips.
Die Cutting will increase the cost of the wooden line as the shape of the cut line becomes complicated, and you should make the cut line by considering the material thickness when you package it with thick material. Wood can be stored, but it will not be recycled if it is corroded or overused after a while and the knife gets stuck.