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How to prepare your layouts for ordering

Colour profiles

Please use the following colour profiles:

Coated papers: ISOcoated_v2_300_eci.icc

Uncoated papers: PSO_Uncoated_ISO12647_eci.icc

Please note: Our current profiles can found in the download area.

Ink coverage

The maximum ink coverage results from the sum of individual colour channels (C+M+Y+K). For example, red: C: 0 % + M: 100 % + Y: 100 % + K: 0 % = 200 %.


Coated papers: max. 300 %
Uncoated papers: max. 280 %


Per colour channel: min. 5 %

Please note: At an ink coverage of less than 5 % (per channel), we can no longer ensure printing. Colours are either no longer perceptible or are not printed.

Special colours (Pantone/HKS)

In combination printing, we offer all HKS and Pantone colours from the current colour charts "HKS Klassik K/N" and "Pantone Solid Coated/Uncoated". If you require colours that are not part of the current special colour charts, we are happy to implement these in individual printing.

We recommend that you do not set special colours to overprinting, since they will otherwise mix with the process colours (CMYK) underneath. In combination printing we cannot influence the order in which the colours are printed.

If special colours are desired, they must be ordered in the shop:

If no special colour was requested, the print file must not contain a special colour. Please convert special colours that weren’t ordered into process colours (CMYK).

Of course, special colours that are created for finishing or further processing must be included in the file.

Metallic colours

Both black (5-100 % K) as well as coloured elements can only be printed cleanly on gold and silver if they are not set to "overprinting". Otherwise the metallic effect will be lost or CMYK elements will lose colour intensity and become indistinct and poorly discernible.

Metallic colours in combination with:

UV coating: Changes the effect, metallic effect is lost
CMYK objects: Always set to knockout
Black text < 8 pt: Is automatically overprinted; if this is not desired, please convert the font to paths and set them to knockout (100 % black [K])

Please note: In combination printing, we cannot influence the order in which the colours are printed.

Registration colour

The registration colour named "All" is for print marks. It consists of 100 % each of the colour separations cyan, magenta, yellow and black plus the special colours used. Due to the excessive ink coverage, the registration colour must not be used within the layout.

Attention! We always convert the registration colour to 100 % black (K).

Overprinting CMYK white

White text and design elements (C: 0 % M: 0 % Y: 0 % K: 0 %) that have been assigned the "overprint" attribute are not visible after printing and must therefore always be set to knockout.

Opaque white

Substrates with a transparent background can be underprinted in white (e.g. transparent stickers). For silver-metallic paper, opaque white can be ordered as an additional option.

Elements that are to be underprinted in white must be duplicated and set up with the overprinting special colour named weiss and with the following parameters:

Set up as: Vectors or pixels
Colour for visualization: 100 % cyan
Hue: 100 %
Swatch name: weiss
Colour type: Full-tone colour/​special colour/​spot colour
Overprinting: Overprint surface and/​or contour

Attention! Please do not try to simulate the overprinting behaviour of special colours through transparency effects (multiply, overlay etc.).

Please note:

When processing the print data, the opaque white is automatically set to overprinting! If there are supposed to be objects underneath the opaque white areas, they must additionally be created underneath the opaque white and should also be correspondingly coloured.

In case of e.g. white objects on a coloured background, the opaque white must not be set to knockout. An object in CMYK white (C: 0 % M: 0 % Y: 0% K: 0%) must in fact be created underneath the opaque white.