Artwork and problems in graphic data

How to prepare your 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 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

Problems in your graphic data

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. Fond perdu manquant ou insuffisant Missing or insufficient bleed
2. Basse rèsolution Low resolution
3. L'Artwork contient un OPI Artwork contains OPI
4. Image en RVB ou Espace colorimétrique Lab Images are in RGB or Lab colour space
5. Manque trait de coupe et marque de repérage ou placement template Missing crop marks or placed template
6. Dimensions incorrectes Incorrect dimension
7. Polices manquantes ou endommagées Missing or damaged fonts
8. Mauvais réglage de la Surimpression Incorrectly set up overprints
9. L'Artwork contient un profil ICC Artwork contains ICC profiles
10. L'artwork contient un DeviceN Artwork contains DeviceN
11. Taux d'encrage supérieur à 320% Total ing coverage is more than 320%
12. Retouche nécessaire Retouch is needed
13. L'artwork contient des transparences Artwork contains transparency
14. L'artwork est excentré Artwork is offcentred
15. Code-Barres incorrect Incorrect BAR code
16. Numérotation des pages manquante ou incorrecte Missing or wrong page numbering
17. Correction du texte nécessaire Text correction is needed
18. Pixelisation des textes Text is rastered
19. L'artwork contient des traits de coupe ou de repérage en CMJN qui ne peuvent être retirés Artwork contains guide lines in CMYK which can not be taken off
20. Image manquante (pour ouverture dan Indesign, Quark, Corel, etc…) Missing images (for open formats Indesign, Quark, Corel etc.)
21. Manque la référence Pantone Missing pantone refference number
22. L'épreuve fournie est différent de l'artwork Customer print proof is different from artwork
23. Forme du produit floue Unclear shape of product
24. Le document ne peut être ouvert Document can not be opened (Damaged file)
25. Non-conformité avec les conditions CDSA Nonconforming with CDSA conditions
26. L'artwork n'est un un fichier PDF et PS Artwork is not PDF or PS file
27. Le texte est trop proche des traits de coupe ou des bords Texts is too close to crop marks / to outer edge
28. Artwork is supplied in higher programme upgrade than we can use in GZ Artwork is supplied in higher programme upgrade than we can use in GZ
29. Trame inadaptée pour la sérigraphie Unsuitable raster for screen print
30. Les couleurs de l'artwork ne correspondent pas au bon de commande$ Document colour scheme is different from purchase order
31. Le nombre de page ne correspond pas au bon de commande Number of pages is different from purchase order
32. L'Artwork ne correspond pas au produit commandé Artwork is for different product than was ordered
33. Le document contient des textes en négatif ou en couleur plus petit que 5 pixels Document contain negative or colour registered text smaller than 5 pixels
34. Traits de coupe mal placés Crop marks are wrongly placed
35. Cover artwork is not set up Cover artwork is not set up
36. Cover artwork setting is not clear Cover artwork setting is not clear
37. Artwork manquant Missing artwork
38. Exported PDF Exported PDF
39. Artwork pour le gaufrage, l'impression au chaud, le vernis sélectif… est manquant ou incorrect Incorrect/insufficient artwork for embossing, hot foil stamping, spot varnish, etc.