In order to produce the pre-press repro, the programmes or the tools for a certain methods, electronically processable data is always needed, preferably editable vector graphics. The possibilities of creating these are nearly unlimited. The most common ones of them will be shortly introduced in the following part.
Should you not have the opportunity to give us electronically processable data, we will happily take over the construction and digitalisation for you. Our team, consisting of lithographers, digital media designers, repro photographer and graduate engineers (print and media technology), will advice and support you.
The following file formats are usually processable without any problems: eps, dxf, dwg, cdr, pdf, ai.
If CAD programmes are used, other file formats are also common. However, we would like to ask you to use the exporting options as mentioned above.
Image files like for example jpg, bmp, psd, gif or tif are only processable to a certain extend. This holds also true if these are saved as pdf or eps. Likewise, embedded images can also be processed within limits. Please note that the quality of the product is highly depended on the quality of the original. We also require you to attach cuttin marks to screen printing and digital printing foils. Furthermore, please take into account that vectors will be closed.
In the mixing of ink we stick to the original recipes of our ink manufacturers. Colour guides have usually been defined for offset prints on coated and uncoated paper. Consequently, slight divergences in colour are inevitable in the printing of some materials (e.g. metal, plastics, glass etc.). However, variations are extremely rare.
Particularly with multi-colour prints it is helpful to define single colours in the graphics software according to the colour system. Unfortunately, RGB and CMYK tones cannot be mixed. In case colours are not indicated according to the available colour systems, the Weidling GmbH will be happy to help you choosing the matching colours.
In order to avoid misunderstandings, the indication of dimensions is advised, including that of the corresponding measuring unit. In case no unit is indicated, we always assume milimetres (mm) to be the valid measuring unit. Especially when dealing with technical parts, the indication of a scale as well as the description of reference dimensions is helpful. In direct printing, an exact indication of position, alternatively a photomontage (printing motif on printing materials), is necessary.
The Weidling GmbH is eager to realise the optimal methods for the client´s demands. Often, this means that products are ordered to multiple buildup. Optionally you can place it yourself already, after consultation with us. However, please note that, for production-related reasons, not every multiple buildup can be realised.
In order to avoid mistakes, it is useful to always convert fonts into paths or curves. Should this not be possible, please enclose all used fonts and cuts for the PC. Please avoid automatic modifications of fonts as well as fonts effects in the graphics software, such as bold, italics or shaded. Please use the corresponding font style instead (e.g. Futura bold).
The Weidling GmbH works primarily with PC´s. In case you should have difficulties to output your Mac-data for PC's, feel free to forward us your Mac-data. We would like to ask you to send us your data via e-mail. If the data have more than 10 MB, please notify us before sending them.
Alternatively, you may hand the following data media over to us: USB-stick, CD-ROM, DVD, floppy disk, common memory cards.