File Preparation

Artwork Orientation & Page Set-Up

Products with Two Pages

If your product has two sides, the orientation of your two pages will determine how the sides will be printed in relation to each other. When you upload your files, you must upload one file as „Front“ and the other one as „Back“ ("F" and "B" in the diagrams).

If both pages have the same orientation (landscape or portrait) they will be printed top to top and bottom to bottom.

If you combine landscape with portrait (one file is portrait, the other one landscape), the back's top will probably be printed on the front's left. We do not recommend this set-up and we do not guarantee correct page orientation when files are delivered in this way.

Products with Folds

Products with folds (e.g. Brochures, Greeting Cards, Tent Cards, Foldover Business Cards) are also uploaded as front (outside pages) and back (inside pages). The dotted line in the diagram resembles the folding or scoring line.

Envelopesare actually products with folds as well. 4/4-Envelopes are basically set up like the front side of landscape greeting cards — please use our templates!

Multi-Page Products

When setting up your pages for multi-page products like catalogs and calendars, you must set them up as single pages (not as spreads). Bleed needs to be added to all 4 sides of each page, so an A5 magazine would be 154 x 216 mm (not 151 x 216 mm as it is exported when using spreads). 

Example: When you order a catalog with 8 pages you will have one pdf file with 8 pages. Your cover should be page 1, the inside of the cover page 2, the next page 3, etc., same like flipping through a magazine. The last page in the PDF will be your catalog's back when closed. If you cannot create a multi-page PDF, all files must be numbered correctly in their file name. (e. g. Calendar_01.tif, Calendar_02.tif, Calendar_03.tif, etc.) 

You can upload a Zip-File or a multi-page PDF. When using a Zip-File, make sure all your file names include the correct page number in an unmistakable manner. The front cover is page number 1.


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