Generic FTP site
Notes: After logging into ftp site, you will see two folders:
Customer Specific FTP site
What is a press-ready PDF? A File of high resolution with all fonts embedded and subsetted, color attributes set in CMYK or spot (PANTONE) color-space. Settings are optimized for high-quality printing.
For detailed instructions please download: Splash PDF Setup Instructions.
For your convenience we have uploaded these settings as a file, please click here to download. Unzip
and upload in to Acrobat Distiller.
PDF file submission vs. Native file submission
For most “Offset” work … submitting a PDF may be fine, however, for Flexo work we strongly recommend a “Open/Native/Raw” files with all images & links at 300DPI at full resolution and fonts that are necessary to the project.
If you wish to summit a Hi-Res PDF then you must prepare the files for plating (which means you understand all the characteristics of the specific press you are printing on) and know where and how to prepare files for things such as min-doting, contaminate color removal and specific trap requirements for the press you are printing. If you are unsure about doing this or don’t know if your file is prepared for plating and would like us to review and edit your file, we will need the “native file with Fonts supplied” rather than a PDF. Again, we can accept a PDF but if your file requires some of the above work, it may only be possible and is more cost effective to do with a Native file.
Creating 1-Bit Tiffs for Splash:
For detailed instructions please download: Splash 1 Bit Tiff Specification.
The traditional method of graphic arts workflow has changed drastically as a result of the introduction of digital asset management software. This software now lets authorized users at any location anywhere in the world, work on a project for design, production, management, graphic editing etc. in real time. It is not just an archiving tool but it is the “infrastructure”
Please contact our customer service representative for more information about digital asset management.
Art built using transparency must be flattened. We recommend that the artist flatten all elements and carefully review the results before releasing final art. Include the layered, unflattened build-ups on the transfer disk for our use if alterations are required.
Subjects to consider