Below you find the templates needed for printing covers, sleeves, labels and more for each format.
Use template according to spec and as the first layer of your design.
Kindly avoid to do any artwork on this layer, this is only a template layer. Never place any artwork on this layer and merge it.
Artwork always has to be done on a separate second or third layer!
Instructions are also included to download as a PDF and should be read before you start designing.
PDF export guide
These are the settings you must follow when exporting your artwork to PDF-files from Adobe apps. The look might be a bit more gray if you export from the newer Adobe CC apps.
1. General tab
When exporting your files make sure to export each page separately if there’s more than one page in your original. The label template has two pages and you should export each range, 1 and 2, into two separate files.
PLEASE NOTE THAT BY REQUEST FROM OUR PRINTERS WE NOW REQUIRE PDF 1.3 COMPATIBILITY INSTEAD OF PDF 1.6
Adjust the default values of downsampling to 400px per inch for Color and Grayscale images. Leave monochrome set to 1200px per inch. The “for images above” options should adjust automatically when you change the downsampling.
3. Marks and Bleeds
Make sure that you leave 5mm bleed around on each side. Everything else should be unchecked and left as shown below.
Make sure that PDF/X output intent profile is set to Document CMYK – Coated FOGRA39.