Ready-made artwork requirements

The file formats that we accept

The ready-made artwork drawings and make-ups are accepted in the following file formats:

  • Adobe Acrobat (*.pdf )
  • Adobe Illustrator (*.ai, *.eps )
  • Corel DRAW (*.cdr)
  • Tiff (without layers) (*.tif)


The size and fill

  • The size of each page of the ready-made artwork must exactly correspond to the cut size of the product.
  • The ready-made artwork of blanking products must contain the sharply defined contour.
  • Guides are not pointers of the trim size.
  • The drawing placed on the page must have fill bleeding out of cutting edges (extension of objects, photos and backgrouds out of cutting edges).
  • In the sheet products and products that are fastened with brackets the topping-ups must not be less than 3 mm, and for the adhesive fastening and cutting - 5 mm.
  • All important informative elements of the drawed artwork (text, graphics, photography) that are not to be cut, must be placed as design elements with 3-5 mm of minimum distance from the cutting edge.



  • All full-color images must be performed in the CMYK color palette, the black and white in grayscale palette. The color palettes of Pantone Process Systems and Pantone Matching Systems could be applied only after consultation with the employees of our print house.
  • The redy-made artwork WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED if there are palettes other that CMYK such as RGB, Custom palettes, etc.
  • For large blocks of black color, use a composite black color: C60/M60/Y40/K100.
  • The file should not contain colors that will not be used when printing.
  • Total ink density (С+M+Y+K) should not exceed 280% for printing on an uncoated paper and 340% for coated.


Technological requirements

  • The overprint attributes are not to be used in the layouts. The customer is obliged to notify our Manager before provision of the redy-made artwork.
  • Do not use the lines thinner than 0.25 pt (0.1 mm) or Hairline in your publication. Lines thinner than 0.5 pt and black text must be painted with one color.
  • Minimum line thickness and font size of the reverse printing made with more than 2 colors are negotiated with the technologist of our print house.
  • When using fragmentary lacquer, stamping, embossing, it is necessary to specify technological requirements.


Bitmapped graphics

Raster graphics placed in the publication or related to the publication must be presented as:

  • Tiff CMYK (full-colour print): Tiff Grayscale (not full-colour print); Tiff bitmap (not full-colour print).
  • Do not put into the publication the graphics presented as an OLE object.
  • Do not use in publication the halftone bitmap graphics with the resolution more than 400 dpi.



  • All fonts used in the publication must be submitted as vector graphics (in curves).
  • All fonts must be separately supplied with publication that contain large amount of text.
  • Avoid using reverse printing of fonts less than 6 pt on blocks consisting of several colors.
  • Bring only those fonts that you used when prepared your publication.
  • Do not use system fonts for layout (fonts that are installed during Windows installation).


Effects and plug-ins that are used in layouts

Modern programs for graphic design provide extensive opportunities to create layouts. Try not to use the whole features of a software product.

  • Try to use more simple methods and tools to create you artwork. Complex publication usually causes problems with color separation.
  • It is admitted to use the Power Clip effect in the publication created in the Corel Draw and Adobe Illustrator craphic programs.
  • All other effects must be converted to CMYK-bitmap 300 dpi.


Other requirements and wishes

  • Only Latin letters should be used in the file names.
  • The order of pages in the file and in the end product should be the same.
  • Try as little as possible to do the export files between graphic packages.
  • Try to reduce the amount of export of the files between graphic programs as less as it is possible.

The readiness to print out the publication is determined with the staff of the department of prepress preparation after submission of the order.

Our print house is not responsible for the quality of printed products and the order may not be accepted in case if the mentioned above requirements are not fulfilled or the customer refuses to accomplish the presented artwork according to the rules.