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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

What are CMYK and RGB names?

CMYK is a set of standard inks (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) but also color space used in printing, offset and digital printing.

RGB is also one of the color space models. It is used by analyzing and storing devices (eg cameras and scanners), and by displaying devices (monitors, projectors, etc.).


In what color space should a project be prepared?

Each project designed for digital or offset printing should be created in CMYK color mode. If, however, the project uses RGB, PANTONE, or other colors, they will be converted to CMYK automatically, and then may differ significantly from the original ones, for which the printer is not responsible. To maintain full control over the look of your project, you can turn RGB into CMYK yourself. The project should not contain embedded color profiles.

Exception is screen printing - a screen-printed project should consist of up to 4 colors defined in the PANTONE C space.


Safe margin?

All texts, logos and other essential design elements near the edge must be offset by 3mm. Maintaining a safe margin avoids situations where key design items could be cropped.


What is fall and what is it needed for?

Bleed is a print area that goes beyond the edge of the final publication. It is impossible to cut the paper perfectly where the color ends and a white sheet starts. Spad guarantees that the print area will reach the very edge after the sheet has been cut. The required fall is 3 mm.


Can I resume archival work without re-placing files on the server?

Yes of course. Simply enter the previous order / order ID number and confirm the archived files.


Can I order graphic design?

Yes, the customer can order graphic design. Please inform us when ordering, and then email the materials (text, logos, photos, etc.) necessary for the project. The cost of graphic work is determined individually.


What do the print parameters mean? 4 + 4, 4 + 1, 4 + 0?

Frequently the descriptions show the printing parameters: 4 + 0, 4 + 1, 4 + 4 or 1 + 0. These numbers indicate the number of colors and so 4 is full-color CMYK, 1 is one-color (black or Pantone color) and 0 is not printed. According to this description, 4 + 4 means double-sided printing in full-color CMYK, while 4 + 0 indicates one-sided printing in full color.


What does paper weight mean?

Paper weight is the mass of 1 m2 of paper expressed in grams (eg 250 g / m2). This parameter also translates into the thickness and stiffness of paper, ie 350 g / m2 paper will be thicker and stiffer than 150 g / m2 paper. However, there are exceptions to this rule, for example a cardboard of 250 g / m2 will be stiffer than 350 g / m2 chalk.


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