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Uploading Your Files to Luscen

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FTP info:

Use Upload Your files(5MB) to our site:
site: ftp://www.luscen.com
Call or email for username and password.

Please upload to Upload Folder. Once your file is uploaded, please call or email us to let us know.

 

 

PRINTING TERMINOLOGY

 

1/0: One color on the Front / Nothing is printed on Back side.

4/1: Full Color Process on the Front / Black on back.

4/4: Full color process on both sides


This are the 4 primary colors used for Full Color Process in Offset Printing:
C = Cyan M = Magenta Y = Yellow K = Black

 

PMS: Also known as “Spot Color? or PANTONEc Color Key. Black and/or any other color chosen from a PANTONEc book.

 

RGB: Color Process mostly used for display on your computer screen. They are more vibrant and are used for color tones in Websites. When RGB is used on a design that later wants to be PRINTED, the colors change drastically and the output is much less vibrant. That’s a MUST-KEEP-IN-MIND concept when designing. Most home printers use that process and even though you designed the file as CMYK when you print it out it will not look the same. Also keep in mind that the Monitor does not display the same color due to the different hues and tones that are displayed. Most printers do not guarantee color for these same reasons.

 

DIECUT: Refers to any shape other than a square. It could be round edges, a star, arrows and even a circle is refered as diecut.

 

 

FILE PREPARATION


For best results please follow our guidelines.

 

File Format:
We accept the following file formats TIFF, JPG, EPS, PNG and PDF.

 

Resolution:
All file formats must have a minimum of 350 dpi (dot per inch) resolution. The images designed for the web done at a low screen resolution of 72 dpi. Print images need to be created at 350 dpi or there will be a substantial drop in the image quality.

 

Color Mode:
All color artwork and/or images must be provided in CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) color mode. All black & white artworks and/or images must be provided in grayscale color mode. Heavy black ink might cause smearing.

 

Bleed:
Please build your press-ready digital files by adding 0 .125" dimension for business cards, postcards, rackcards, and for all other products.

We require ALL files to be built to the full bleed dimension specified for each trim size. We automatically trim 0.05" or 0.0625" off of each edge, which will result in the desired trim size Simply 0.125" to the overall dimension of your digital layout. Example: a 5" x 7" would have a bleed size of 5.125" x 7.125" and a 8.5"x11" flyer would have a bleed size of 8.625"x11.125". downloadable templates?

 

What's a bleed?
It is the portion of the card that will be trimmed off when cut to the final size.

 

Why bleed?
The purpose of a bleed is to continue a color, image or design to the edge of the card.

 

Crop Marks:
Please build your press-ready digital files by adding crop marks. Lines indicating where the paper should be cut to produce the correct size.

 

Fonts:
a. Fonts must be embedded in PDF files.
b. Fonts must be outlined or converted to paths or curves in EPS files.
c. Some fonts have copyright restrictions and will not embed in PDF Files.
d. Quark Express: Fonts and images must be included with all files submitted.

 

Safe Zone:
All critical elements (text, images, logos, etc.) must be kept at least 0.125" inside the edge. Anything left close to edge may be cut off during trimming.

 

Borders:
Please allow 1/16" cutting tolerance around your card. We recommend no borders due to shifting in the cutting process, borders may appear uneven.

 

Templates:
Available Upon Request.

 

 

 

 

PANTONE® CMYK


PANTONE® Solid Color Conversion to CMYK for Digital Printing

 

This indispensable solid to process guide provides
a printed comparison of 1,089 solid PANTONE Colors side-by-side with their closest four-color
process match on coated stock.

CMYK

 

$199 each

 

PANTONE® PMS

 

The Original PANTONE® Color Formula Guide

 

A must for every sign maker. The easy to use PANTONE Color Formula Guide lets you perfectly
match colors every time.

PMS

 

$149 each

 

CAUTION: Due to pigment fading, and paper aging,
the colors in the PANTONE Guide will change in
approximately one year. Replace your Pantone Color
Guide annually to maintain color consistency.