What does 4c / CMYK mean?

 

The CMYK color model (process colour, four colour) is a colour model used in colour printing. CMYK refers to the four inks used in some color printing: cyan, magenta, yellow, and key (black).

 

 

What are so-called Pantone colours?


The Pantone Color Matching System is a global standardized colour reproduction system. By standardizing the colours, different manufacturers in different locations can all refer to the Pantone system to make sure colours match without direct contact with one another.

 

 

What is a proof?


A proof is a special print-out which demonstrates the colours exactly as given in the artwork file. The colour proof can be used as a binding colour sample.

 

 

What is a colour-proofed sample?


A colour-proofed sample could be an existing label or a proof.

What does misregistration mean?

 

A misregsitration will become visible in production when two different printing cliches/colour areas have not been matched exactly due to press tolerances. In such areas the label material becomes visible which leads two small white lines in the printed label.

 

 

What is trapping?

 

To avoid misregistrations in production printing cliches are being created with a slight trapping.  The lighter colour is spread under the darker colour while the opaque darker colour overprints the lighter colour.

 

 

What is trapping or overprint?

 

Special kind of trapping 1.5 mm around the die line to avoid misregistration when cutting the final label dimensions with the die-cutter.

 

 

How can you provide your artworks to us?


The file transfer by FTP via your own or our FTP_Server is fast and secure and suitable for bigger files. Please send only compressed files like .zip or .sit to avoid damage during transmission. Our address is dateneingang@all4labels.com.

 

 

In which file formats can you provide your artworks to us?


Please find further information concerning artwork files and requirements in our Repro-Specification.

 

 

What is the suitable printing technology for your artwork?

 

You are looking for a small number of personalised, high quality labels printed on short term without additional cost for die tools and cliché. Then please have a closer look at the digital offset printing.

 

If you are looking for highest gloss, maximum saturated colours and the look and feel of an embossed surface i.e. for braille symbols or text or an effect of relief. Then you should think about Screen printing.

 

For large print runs in CMYK and images and smooth vignettes in a high resolution up to 200lpi please contact us for Offset/Litho printing.

 

If you require high ink coverage and up to 12 different brilliant spot colours, smooth vignettes and resolution up to 200lpi we recommend Flexo printing.

 

If you require high ink coverage and up to 12 different brilliant spot colours, smooth vignettes and resolution up to 200lpi we recommend Flexo printing.