Barcodes are recommended to be printed in black. Barcode orientation can vary by package type.
Text minimums: Positive Printing: 4 point | Reverse Printing: 4 point & bold.
Line minimums: Positive Printing: 0.4 point | Reverse Printing: 0.5 point.
Set Document Raster Settings to High (300 ppi).
Remove stray points.
Ensure white is not set to overprint.
Ensure PMS colors are not set to 0%.
Use keylines to avoid color variations due to web movement with a 2.88 point stroke when reversing through multiple colors or 4/C.
Trap Size: Standard = 0.01 | Minimum = 0.007 inches
All images are a minimum of 300 dpi.
All images are CMYK, Grayscale or Duotone.
Maintain layers in all Photoshop images when applicable.
FPO’s are clearly marked.
Include clipping paths in Photoshop when the paths for four-color process or Photoshop images are used in trapping and screening. Note: Whenever possible, create drop shadows, glows, etc. in Illustrator.
Process color and spot color gradients are built using separate elements combined with the top gradient’s appearance setting set to ‘Darken’.
COLOR & SWATCHES
Four color process printing should be limited to use in images.
Note: Pantone® colors are used for the most accurate color matching.
Swatches pallet should consist of Pantone® Plus Coated Library.