In this section you can find answers to common technical questions regarding the graphic prepress and large format printing itself. If you have other questions please send us a e-mail…
What is the graphic file preparation for the digital printing?
Graphic preparation for the printing or graphical solution is practically a digital print-ready file to be sent to the printer. There is no additional processing needed on the already sent file, except for any eventual trimming or cutting of prints needed to be done in several parts, due to technical limitations of printing and bonding.
Which software to use for graphic design?
Software suits like Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and CorelDRAW are the most commonly used for the graphic preparation (or prepress). Preparation in basic programs like Word, Excel, OpenOffice etc requires and additional work to optimize your solution for the graphics.
What are the most appropriate dimensions and resolutions for the print preparation?
You can create smaller dimensioned prints (up to 5 square meters) in the scale ratio of 1:1 – which means in the real size, 100 to 150 dpi (in hundred to hundred and fifty dots per inch). The bleed are should be increased by about an cm on all four sides to the base on which is applied (so-called live area). For printings larger than 5 square meters, use the scale ratio of 1:10 in 300 dpi. For example, a graphical solution for a digital printing on a 4×3 m sized billboard should be in a 40×30cm 300dpi file, meaning 10 times smaller.
What is the file format to save the graphic design?
You can save your design in any of the following formats: .jpg .tiff .ai .pdf .psd .cdr or .eps. For files created in vectors, we recommend you to convert all objects and fonts into curves. It also desirable to turn off the ICC profiles in the save option, if available.
How to send already prepared files?
You can use your e-mail client to send files up to 20 MB, or you can use file sharing sites like wetransfer, sendspace or similar, in order to upload any larger file. Upload speeds are much slower and you will need more time to send a 100 MB file. After the file is successfully uploaded to their server, you will get the link to the file, which you will next send to
our e-mail address. Once we download your file from the mentioned servers, the high-quality printing is about to begin…