We have prepared the following guide to assist you with your electronic file preparation and submission. If you have a specific problem that is not covered in this guide, or have other questions, please feel free to contact us. Improperly prepared files can cause delays in manufacturing.


Quick Checklist

All fonts are included.

►Type is legible and crisp.

►Page layout is correct.

►Margins are set.

►Artwork matches the specified dimensions.

►All linked files, images, and fonts are placed in separate folders.

►Colors in CMYK mode.



Types of papers:

1. Woodfree papers 
- Paper made without the usage of wood pulp
- High opacity 

2. Coated Papers
- Ideal for brochures, catalogues, direct mailers, annual reports, magazine and other types of printing
- Available in gloss or silk (matte) 

3. Uncoated Papers
- Premium, highly engineered papers
- Super smooth texture enhances colour brilliance and contrast to produce a pin-sharp image

Expect spectacular results and excellent colour reproduction when you print on the superior whiteness of this paper. 

4. Special Papers
- Majestic Marble White – Gives off a Pearl-like shimmery effect
- Rives Tradition – paper with felt-marked finish
- Zeta Linen White – Fabric like texture
- Extra White Silk – Extra white paper with silk emboss finishing
- Zeta Hammer – distinctive hammer finishing


A 3mm border must be added to pictures and designs bleeding to the edge, so that there is no white space or border showing around the artwork. It is also important to keep text at least a 5mm away from the paper edge or the trim line to prevent accidental cropping.

Color Specifications

Print previews are not a safe and sure measuring tool for color accuracy. Colors on the file might be effected by monitor calibration, screen resolution and lighting, just to name a few. Many Pantone colors show a marked color shift when converted to four color process.
For one, two or three color jobs printed in Pantone spot color, make sure your colors are specified as spot color and they separate correctly. You can test this by printing separations on your laser printer.
To achieve the desired color on press, digital files must reflect accurate color models and percentage. Please make sure all colors are in CMYK mode for color accuracy and a better quality output.

Image Resolutions

►All images and pictures should be 300 dpi.

►Rasterized text or logos should be 1200 dpi.

►Screen values should be between 133 lpi and 150 lpi.

Guidelines by Application

The following outlines the specific file requirements by application. If you have any questions, please contact our graphics department.

Adobe Photoshop

►Files should be 300 dpi at 100% of actual size for quality offset reproduction.
►Files should be saved in PDF format (embed all fonts and set the screen value to 133 lpi.)

Digital Proofs

We provide PDF files as electronic soft proofs. These digital proofs intend to show you the layout and design elements of your job, but cannot be a guarantee of color accuracy. If color accuracy is of extreme importance to you, please ask for a hard copy proof.