Graphic und Grafische Unterlagen


How to prepare artwork for processing in GZ media?

GZ Media offers an own service of a prepress studio and a printing house to all customers.
For processing of your order we would  appreciate to get your printing data (artwork) prepared precisely according to our technical conditions to ensure the best result of printing.
As the artwork will correspond to polygraphy standards, it is an important step to print data smoothly and to get a sucessfully result of your final product.
Our team is ready to answer all your questions and support you from the  begining to get  the best result as  possible.

We offer following service free of charge:

  • We can check your supplied artworks incl positioning into our template   within 48 hours after your order is complete and released into  production. In case of more complicated product (e.g. multi pages booklet, more components) we might need longer time.
  • We can supply your data electronically before printing to check texts and a good position of the artwork.
  • We can match colours according your supplied digital proof prepared  by FOGRA standard, a colour matching is done always before a print finish application.
  • We can supply printed sheets or components which are available during a production proces but a mass production is not stoped.

Charge services (prices are available on request):

  • We can check your artwork before you send us completed documents related to your order to be sure that data are prepared correctly. This is available only in case of an existing product.
  • We are ready to make minor corrections of your artwork.
  • We can prepare a printed mock-up to check that a design fits to a template precisely.
  • We can provide a digital proof prepared according the FOGRA 51 and 47 standards
  • You can attend a printing process to check and approve a printing quality.*
  • We can provide you first printed sheets (wet proofs) from the mass production and stop a printing process till your approval of a printing quality.*

*services may not be provided due a current printing capacity

We follow these standards:
  • a printing according ISO 12647-2:2004
  • a colour matching according FOGRA 51 for coated materials
  • a colour matching according FOGRA 47 for uncoated materials
  • a certification of digital proofs according the GMG standard
  • PDF according PDF-X/1a standard

The most frequent problems with artwork

Our team of graphic designers make a prepress check of your supplied data. They use modern softwares and other equipments for checking of artworks. In case of any differences or troubles with your data, they will provide you all needed and detailed informations as much as possible to give you a possibility to understand a problem and correct data. Please, read all these information carefully and in case you will need detailed explanations, use following supporting material. In case that provided information are not sufficient, don’t hesitate to contact your GZ Account Manager handling your order.
  1. Missing or insufficient bleed
  2. Low resolution
  3. Artwork contains OPI
  4. Images are in RGB or Lab colour space
  5. Missing crop marks or placed template
  6. Incorrect dimension
  7. Missing or damaged fonts
  8. Incorrectly set up overprints
  9. Artwork contains ICC profiles
  10. Artwork contains DeviceN
  11. Total ing coverage is more than 320%
  12. Retouch is needed
  13. Artwork contains transparency
  14. Artwork is offcentred
  15. Incorrect BAR code
  16. Missing or wrong page numbering
  17. Text correction is needed
  18. Text is rastered
  19. Artwork contains guide lines in CMYK which can not be taken off
  20. Missing images (for open formats Indesign, Quark, Corel etc.)
  21. Missing pantone refference number
  22. Customer print proof is different from artwork
  23. Unclear shape of product
  24. Document can not be opened (Damaged file)
  25. Nonconforming with CDSA conditions
  26. Artwork is not PDF or PS file
  27. Texts is too close to crop marks / to outer edge
  28. Artwork is supplied in higher programme upgrade than we can use in GZ
  29. Unsuitable raster for screen print
  30. Document colour scheme is different from purchase order
  31. Number of pages is different from purchase order
  32. Artwork is for different product than was ordered
  33. Document contain negative or colour registered text smaller than 5 pixels
  34. Crop marks are wrongly placed
  35. Cover artwork is not set up
  36. Cover artwork setting is not clear
  37. Missing artwork
  38. Exported PDF
  39. Incorrect/insufficient artwork for embossing, hot foil stamping, spot varnish, etc.