For your reference: ‘Must do’ Checklist and Frequently Asked Questions.

Please note we also have CALENDAR templates available.
Supplied on request: Gdock design template in PDF, eps and Illustrator file, Gdock fonts.


Designing a Gdock is real easy but please take a few minutes to read this as it will help to get artwork approved quicker and reduces certain printing and die cutting issues that do occur and can be prevented.

 

Checklist in short: All images must be embedded, all text must be outlined, and the cutter guide must be included on a separate layer.
(High res artwork at 300 dpi, with 3 mm bleeds, all text/fonts outlined, colours should be CMYK unless otherwise agreed. Pantones therefore should be converted.)

 

Checklist:


1.    Bleeds, borders and colour changes: As the print will be die cut we allow for a small margin of movement. Therefore it is advisable not to use borders or colour changes on the cuts and if you do, allow for a 1mm bleed passed the cut. All images must be embedded, all text must be outlined, and the cutter guide must be included on a separate layer.


2.    Crucial space: All crucial text and images should at least be 3mm removed from all folding and cutting lines.


3.    Detecting white text knockout: Please check for white text elements but also line art elements, such as white logo's, are not set in overprint as it will not be visible when printed.


4.    Artwork supply: Please supply your artwork in Illustrator or EPS format and include at least a PDF as (client) approvers may not be able to read EPS or Illustrator files.
(High res artwork at 300 dpi, with 3 mm bleeds, all text/fonts outlined, colours should be CMYK unless otherwise agreed. Pantones therefore should be converted.)


5.    Template (cutter guide): Please supply artwork for approval with cutting lines on a separate layer; we will remove these for you after approval. The cutter guide should be set to overprint.
 

FAQ:


6.    Design: You have all of the template to your disposal including the middle and end section. Actual size of a Gdock is 1/2 page A4 lengthwise.


7.    The middle and end section: Middle section is in fact the base of the Gdock once folded. Without exception each Gdock design (including MOCK UPS) requires the Gdock branding and usage instructions but you can choose the positioning to suit your design. The text on the end section is upside down.


8.    Background colours: in general it will look better to have the same background colour all over the template. Please ensure black is backed up to give the intensity you require.
 
TIPS:   

            

Files with gradients, meshes, or colour blends can be difficult for some printers to print smoothly (without discrete bands of colour) or at all.
If you
really have to use these then check out these general guidelines to improve the printed results by clicking here:  

(The Gdock concept is protected by Patent and European design registration)

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