Technical Guidelines for the Submission of Data.

Technical information

Styria Media Design GmbH & Co KG
Heimo Zmuegg, Tel.: 0463 / 58 00 DW 350
Dieter Bem, Tel.: 0463 / 58 00 DW 405

Preparing of data

Technical Data: Newspaper Printing - Coldset Magazine Printing - Heatset
Resolution of images in greyscale and colour images At least 200 dpi at 100 % image size At least 300 dpi at 100 % image size

Resolution of bitmap images At least 600 dpi At least 800 dpi

Colour space CMYK

(data from RGB or LAB profiles, as well as spot colours, convert into CMYK without any warranty!)
CMYK

(data from RGB or LAP profiles, as well as spot colours, convert into CMYK without any warranty!)

ICC profile - colour images: WAN-IFRAnewspaper26v5.icc

All parameters that are essential for newspaper print are in this profile. A prerequisite for consistent colours display on the screen is calibrated monitor.
Interior: PSO LWC Improved (ECI),
Cover (thick paper): ISO Coated v2 300% (ECI)

All parameters that are essential for magazine print are in this profile. A prerequisite for consistent colours display on the screen is calibrated monitor.

ICC profile - images in greyscale WAN-IFRAnewspaper26v5_gr.icc

Raster dot gain Measured at 50 % of raster tonal value (cyan, magenta, yellow, black). Raster dot gain amounts
26 %. The increase of tonal value is regulated by WAN-IFRAnewspaper26v5.icc. Conditioned by the process, fluctuations in the circulation/edition may amount to a maximum of +/-5 % at 50 % raster tonal value.
Tonal values gain is regulated through the ICC profile.

Total paint application max. 220 %
(automatically applied when converting colours in CMYK color space when using WAN-IFRAnewspaper26v5.icc
300%
(automatically applied when converting colours in the CMYK color space when using the appropriate ICC profile)

Fonts All fonts without exception must be embedded in PDF All fonts without exception must be embedded in PDF

Minimum font size At small fonts we do not take any responsibility for the readability. Therefore, you should choose colour or negative fonts of at least 6 pt, bold, sans serif. Tip: Printing of proof sheet with the low resolution of the colour printer, in order to obtain a "preview" of the result.

Lines Positive at least 0,3 pt
negative/rasterized at least 0,5 pt
At least 0,25 pt = 0,088 mm

Data from Office Data from Word, Excel and Powerpoint must be re-done in DTP program. It is not possible to process the logos and images that are embedded in documents from Office.

Print standard In the case of doubt, please follow IG-Austria printing standard or ISO (newsprint) printing standard. In the case of doubt, please follow the process standard for offset printing.

Data format for the submission of data Data are supplied as standard PDF-X-4.
We recommend the PDFs before sending to be evaluated by using the "Output Preview" in a newspaper profile WAN-IFRAnewspaper26v5
(select „Simulate paper colour"), in Acrobat.

Individual pages to be delivered in PDF - with no data in PDF on more pages.

Visual own check of PDF file before delivery.
Data are supplied as standard PDF-X-4.
We recommend the PDFs before sending to be evaluated by using the "Output Preview" in magazine colour profile PSO LWC Improved (ECI) (select „Simulate paper colour"), in Acrobat.

Individual pages to be delivered in PDF - with no data in PDF on more pages.

Visual own check of PDF file before delivery.

Cut tags, register marks or colour tags no yes



Downloads Profile
Download WAN-IFRAnewspaper26v5_gr.icc
Download WAN-IFRAnewspaper26v5.icc
Download ISOcoated_v2_300_eci.icc
Download PSO_LWC_Improved_eci.icc