Delivery specifications

In order to achieve beautifully distinctive printed matter, it is imperative that all disciplines in the design and production process are well attuned. Below you will find all the data needed to deliver the print files.

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Submit PDF files

For the processing of PDFs, we adhere to the graphic standard for printable files (Certified-PDF). We will be happy to provide you with the right job options for creating a printable PDF. Please contact us or download them from our website under the heading 'Printing process'. Before the PDF is created, RGB images must have been correctly converted to CMYK. (See also under Colour profiles). The joboptions we use to create a PDF comply with the international ISO standard. More information about this standard can be found at

Deliver open files

If NPN has to edit the file in preparation for the printing process, the open file must be delivered.
the file in preparation for the printing process, the open file must be delivered.
To collect files from Adobe Indesign, use
the option 'Package'. This will create a folder in which all
all necessary files are automatically collected; both the
the Indesign document as well as all used images and fonts.

Resolution images

The desired resolution for printing photos at 100% positioning is 300 dpi.
of 100% is 300 dpi.
For line scans, a resolution of at least 800 dpi is recommended.
When using Specta raster, a resolution of 400 dpi gives the best result.
of 400 dpi gives the best result.
Logos preferably as a vector file with a minimum output resolution of
of 1200 dpi.
When delivering files, make sure that all linked elements are included.
elements are included.

Color profiles

In order to achieve maximum quality of your images
images must be converted from RGB to CMYK with the right
the right colour profile. Which profile should be used depends strongly
strongly depends on the type of paper that will be printed on.
We are happy to advise you on converting images with the correct
with the correct ICC colour profiles.
Please contact us for more information.

CMYK image composition

The maximum colour value of CMYK images is 320% for printing on coated
printing on coated and 300% for uncoated paper.

PMS colors

When supplying files with spot colours, the name of the PMS colour must be the correct Pantone name.
of the PMS colour must have the correct Pantone name. For example:
PANTONE 143 C or PANTONE 485 U. When using PMS colours, please do not use double names.
PMS colours, it is preferable not to have duplicate colour names
within one document.
If printing in full colour, there must be no supporting colours in the
If printing in full colour, no spot colours may occur in the pdf document, unless there is a die-cut
If printing in full-colour, no spot colours may occur in the pdf, unless there is a die-cut, rill line, foil print, etc. Put elements
elements in such spot colours that are not printed in full colour
always in overprint.

Page layout

Format pages in the correct format and always give at least
3 mm bleed. A printable pdf of a magazine or book, for example, must consist of a few pages, not spreads.
book should consist of single pages, not spreads.
However, zigzag or folded flyers can be delivered as spread PDFs.

Checking overprint

It is quite possible to check overprint in advance
and we recommend doing so. This can be done using Adobe Acrobat Pro
(from version 6). Under "Advanced" the following must then be enabled
"Overprint Preview" must be switched on.
It is also possible to check overprinting with the (free) Adobe
Reader (version 7 and higher).
Under "Preferences" you must then activate the option "Overprint Preview".
(Overprint Preview).

Send files

For sending larger files, we recommend using

File names

Keep file names compact but clear and do not use
punctuation in the file name (underscore_is allowed).

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