Reprography – Supplying of files

Most important facts concerning the supplying of electronic files

Film- and Graphic Service

Our graphics department offers an extensive service in everything concerning the production of films. In our day and the age of the computer, films are sent to to us more often as files per e-mail or on a CD-rom or DVD. Please find attached a listing which we offer you and your customers as an extensive base of information containing the most important facts concerning the supplying of electronic files.

We are aware that this listing cannot solve every question, but only give the most important details. Our graphics-employees are available for any further information. Please contact us under phone +41(0)52 645 2000 oder e-mail.

Systems and Programs at Teca-Print

Operating systems

Our Graphic department uses Macintosh and Windows.

Programs

At Teca-Print we are working with the following programs:

  • Adobe Acrobat©
  • Adobe Photoshop©
  • Adobe Illustrator©

Printer

A RIP-Printer is used to print the films.

If you work with other programs, your files probably cannot be or cannot be correctly read with our software at Teca-Print.

Important information for our customers working with Corel Draw©: Corel Draw©  offers the possibility, to save files in Adobe Illustrator format. Please choose the format „.eps“ or „.ai“ to save. Only in this case can we read the file.

 

Sending of print images

If you send us your print image as an electronic file:

Plesa note in general

 

  • Every letter type, image and illustration which have been used should be supplied also.
  • Letter types must be converted to “outlines” format. This allows us to read a letter type that we do not have in our system, and avoids false interpretation of the data by the software.
  • A printable resolution should be used for images, at a minimum 300 dpi for the original size
  • Corresponding colour proofs should be supplied to control the colours. So we can use them as standards for acceptable colours.

possible formats

Different formats are available for the saving of files. We differentiate between single point file formats and vector file formats:

Single point file formats

are files with the endings:

  • TIFF
  • BMP
  • PICT
  • PDF
  • JPG
  • EPS

Vector file formats

are files with the endings:

  • AI (preferred)
  • DXF
  • PDF
  • EPS (preferred)

Multi-colour images can be saved in single point file formats.

Vector file formats are the preferred format for saving lineal drawings.

Possibilities to transfer the date

Bitte übermitteln Sie uns Ihre Daten:

  • on a suitable media (CD-Rom, DVD, USB-Stick)
  • by E-Mail

 

If you send us your print image in document format (e.g. drawing, layout) :

The document must be graphic ready:

  • have exact edge sharpness
  • have an sufficient percentage of black colour
It is positiv, when:

  • it is possible to scan the documentthe document has the correct distances ( for multi-colour film also with the correct step)
  • a drwaing with the necessary measurements is supplied with it
  •  the position on the plate is indicated

 

If you send us your print image in document format (e.g. drawing, layout):

The film has to:

  • have the correct size 1:1)
  • have a sufficient percentage of black colour
  • have the emulsion (black layer) below and “right readable”
It is positiv, when:

  • the film has a border line
  • the film has the correct distances (for several colour film also with the correct step)
  • it is possilbe to scan the film
  • a drawing with the necessary measurements is supplied with the film
  • the position on the plate is indicated

 

If you supply us your print image as a film:

In general, each film made by Teca-Print will be delivered to the customer together with the etched or exposed plate. Storing of the films at Teca-Print is possible only in special cases and on demand. In this case, the film will be stored for one year at Teca-Print.

 

We are aware that this listing cannot solve every question, but only give the most important details. Our graphics-employees are available for any further information. Please contact us under phone +41(0)52 645 2000 oder e-mail.