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Simon Tranter
by Simon Tranter 5 years ago
 

Checking PDFs that have special production requirements

Booklets

These products can be checked using the Flyerlink® FileCheck. As part of your Final Validation of the files you will need to place the checked PDF into an InDesign template to ensure that any quiet zones have been observed and that the artwork allows for page creep.

Folded Leaflets

These products can also be checked using the Flyerlink® FileCheck. As part of your Final Validation of the files you will need to place the checked PDF into an InDesign template to ensure that any quiet zones and panel widths have been observed and that the artwork is set in the correct orientation. If your design hasn’t been constructed in an InDesign TGI template, then we would suggest placing the PDF into the Template then Exporting out a new PDF to upload so that the important red border on the front page is present.

Products with extra finishing

These products (Die Cuts, Spot UV, Embossing, Foiling etc) are supported by Flyerlink® FileCheck. These products are generally
more complicated than the standard core range, and thus the post-FileCheck PDF should be downloaded and checked carefully to ensure that the special finishing spot colours have been left as specified.

PDFs using extra finishing spot colours

FileCheck supports most products that contain extra finishing spot colours. We have configured FileCheck to leave those spot colours as spot, and we also force overprint on strokes and fills using those colours. The spot colours are:

  • DIE-CUT FORME
  • SPOT-UV
  • OPULEAF-GOLD
  • OPULEAF-SILVER
  • EMBOSSINI

The graphic files for products containing these colours must still be set up following the advice outlined in w3pedia article Supplying Files to HubM (Designing for Production).

FileCheck does not for example:

  • Check stroke widths on die cuts
  • Check stroke types on die cuts
  • Correct bleed on Spot UV
  • Check number of ‘nodes’ on die cuts
  • Check imposition on die cuts
  • Check for tints or gradients of spot swatches used

Always use the Acrobat Output Preview to check that your extra spot separations are present and set to overprint as expected.

 

 

 

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