Data preparation

The printing data for our printing plants must comply with ISO 12647-3, Quality standard for newspaper production. Your PDF files for printing should comply with ISO 15930. That means the PDF files must be PDF/X - 1a: 2001 compliant.

Berliner format

The page size is 315x470mm. If we connect two Berliner pages, we get one Berliner panorama page of physical size 630x470mm. For example, the daily newspaper MF DNES is published in Berliner format.

Berliner page

Resulting format 315x470mm
Electronic format 313x448mm
Page layout format 286x435mm

Berliner panorama page

Resulting format 470x630mm
Electronic format 448x626mm
Page layout format 435x599mm

There are the following most common errors when preparing data for Berliner pages:

  • A wrong size of the electronic page
  • A larger print space
  • The print space is not center justified in the electronic page
  • A wrong or no Output Intent (ICC profile) in the PDF file for printing
  • The tone value sum is more than 240%
  • Graphics in the RGB color space
  • Using PANTONE spot colors

Tabloid format

The page size is 235x315mm. If we connect two tabloid pages, we get one tabloid panorama page of physical size 470x315mm (i.e. Berliner page). For example, the weekly newspaper 5plus2 or the daily newspaper METRO are published in this format. There is a basic difference between tabloid format and Berliner format during data preparation: the tabloid pages are always in page pairs, one PDF file for printing should content two tabloid pages.

Single page

Resulting format 235x315mm
Electronic format 224x313mm
Page layout format 204x286mm

Page pairs

Resulting format 315x470mm
Electronic format 313x448mm
Page layout format 286x435mm

There are the following most common errors when preparing data for tabloid pages:

  • There is only one tabloid page (and not two pages) in one PDF file for printing
  • Incorrect rotation of even and odd pages
  • A wrong size of the electronic page
  • The print space is not center justified in the electronic page
  • A wrong or no Output Intent (ICC profile) in the PDF file for printing
  • The tone value sum is more than 240%
  • Graphics in the RGB color space
  • Using PANTONE spot colors

Another format

It is a large format – a standard Berliner panorama page is connected with additional single pages on each side. The graphics can continuously be on all four pages. This format is especially used for advertising purposes.

Left side

Document format 313x448mm
Page layout format 295x435mm
Resulting format 293x435mm

Panorama page

Document format 626x448mm
Page layout format 620x435mm
Resulting format 616x435mm

Right side

Document format 315x470mm
Page layout format 313x448mm
Resulting format 286x435mm

This format is, as the name suggests, a half of the standard page. This format is produced with narrower paper reels. It is also a format for advertising purposes.

Half page

Resulting format 315x470mm
Electronic format 313x448mm
Page layout format 286x435mm

If the tabloid or Berliner format are not convenient to a client, it is possible to cut the product from three sides during print finishing. This option is used in the production of flyers for retail chains.

Sample flyer

Resulting format 300x350mm
Electronic format 313x448mm
Page layout format 310x355mm

V1 binding

This format must be processed at the stitching equipment and at the three sides cutter after printing. This is usually for the production of magazines with the cover of a coated paper that is printed at different printing machines. The following parameters are for a sample of the final product in A4 format with edge to edge printing.

Product size A4

Resulting format 210x297mm
Electronic format 313x448mm
Page layout format 307x430mm

There are the following most common errors when preparing data for printing products with V1 binding:

  • A bad specification of edge to edge printing
  • An incorrect position of crop marks
  • A wrong size of the electronic page
  • A larger print space
  • The print space is not center justified in the electronic page
  • A wrong or no Output Intent (ICC profile) in the PDF file for printing
  • The tone value sum is more than 240%
  • Graphics in the RGB color space
  • Using PANTONE spot colors

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