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Overprints are commonly used for creating transparency and other effects. However, overprint settings can produce unexpected results if not applied correctly. Also, most applications by default won't display the overpint effect. You therefore need to VIEW / OVERPRINT PREVIEW to double check how your artwork is going to print.
This is the number of pixels or dots within an image usually expressed as a measurement of Dots Per Inch (DPI). As a general rule of thumb, the higher the resolution the better the picture. LEP recommends images to be a minimum 300dpi.
Your job is printed on a larger sheet than its finished size and then trimmed to size. Bleed is the area extending past the trim area and allows for a small amount of movement that may occur when your work is being cut to size. We recommend 2mm on all sides for all artwork except Magazines and Presentation Folders, which require a 5mm bleed.
Black Solids & Text
Black Solids - When you are after a Black that is a blacker than black(usually for Solid Black areas within the art) LEP recommend that a Rich Black is created using the CMYK values as follows: Cyan 30%, Magenta 20%, Yellow 20% & Black 100%. Black Text - For Black or Grey text, LEP recommend your black text is set up as a single colour with a percentage of Black, rather than CMYK, for optimum sharpness
RGB & PMS Colour
LEP uses CMYK inks for RGB & PMS Colourprinting, therefore ALL artwork must be converted to CMYK prior to printing. Make sure all of your colour profiles have been removed, and any RGB, Pantone or Spot Colours have been converted to CMYK or Grey Scale.
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