Design office

Design

In order to provide the best support, we have our own design office. We look for the most interesting and functional solutions to make our Customers’ products stand out on the global market.

Thanks to our experience and collaboration with many illustrators, we offer a wide range of solutions. We do our best to offer interesting and functional designs. We make every effort to optimise production, which leads to more affordable packaging.

 

Unassuming things and places often inspire us to look for the best solution. Our actions are oriented towards uniqueness. We have a main objective – always fresh and unique design. We are able to manage a new project comprehensively, both in terms of construction and graphic design.

Prizes

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Warsaw Pack Fairs
Prize for introducing innovative products to the Polish market

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Tea Imagination
Winner in the Taste Packaging category – Art of Packaging 2016

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Jungle Spirit
Winner in the Drawer Packaging category – Art of Packaging 2017

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Photon
Winner of the International Paper Packaging Stars 2017 competition

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1000 Lakes
Third place in the International Paper Packaging Stars 2017 competition

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Mr Pack
Winner in the Free Style category – Art of Packaging 2019

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Pirells Innovative Bag
Winner in the Cardboard Creation category – Art of Packaging 2019

Visualisation and mock-ups

In order to present our ideas to our Customers, we create visualisations and mock-ups. We always try to make sure that the visualisation resembles the final product as closely as possible.

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We also prepare digitally printed mock-ups. Therefore, in some cases, expensive sample production is not required. Thanks to a printed sample, the Customer can check the final layout of the graphics and the expected functionality of the product.

 

In order to be able to offer comprehensive services to our Customers, we have a fully equipped photo studio. We also collaborate with many professional photographers and studios in Poland and abroad. In this way, we are able to offer comprehensive presentation services – from taking photographs to their professional processing.

File support

Thanks to detailed and harmonised guidelines for all projects, preparing and sharing files is easy

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  1. FILE NAME

1.1. The file name should clearly state its purpose.

1.2. Names of subsequent files should contain: v1, v2, v3…

1.3. File names should not contain Polish characters, blank spaces or special characters (* > ! ? < : / \ etc.). Only the underscore character _ is acceptable.

 

  1. GRAPHIC LAYOUT

2.1. 5 mm bleeds should be provided on all sides of each page.

2.2. The document should be centred on the postscript page.

2.3. The document size should be marked with a cutting line.

2.4. The trim Box should be set correctly in the PDF production file – it must be compliant with the net page size or with the die-cut.

2.5. Important graphic and text elements should be placed at least 5 mm from the edge of the page.

2.6. In the case of perfect binding, it should be remembered that the first and last page of the body and pages 2 and 3 of the cover will have approx. 6 mm of the spine glued via side gluing, which will reduce the effective format of the spreads.

2.7. In the case of saddle stitching, folded sheets are “pushed out.” Internal folded sheets are moved away from the spine by amounts dependent on paper thickness and signature number. This phenomenon leads to a decrease in the effective width of the page and a shift of the graphic contents, which – in extreme cases – may result in cutting off the graphic elements placed by the external cutting line. In order to avoid this, no graphic elements should be placed in close proximity to the internal margin (e.g. page numbers).

2.8. The minimum font size for single-colour print is:

  • for single typeface: 6 pt
  • for double typeface: 7 pt

The minimum font size for text printed in more than 1 colour or in reverse is:

  • for single typeface: 8 pt
  • for double typeface: 10 pt

2.9. The minimum permissible line thickness is 0.25 pt. The thickness of lines printed in reverse or in more than one colour should be at least 0.75 pt.

2.10. Black text smaller than 24 pt should be C0 M0 Y0 K100 and must be overprinted.

2.11. The recommended resolution of photographs is 300 dpi. The minimum resolution to ensure high-quality printing is 240 dpi.

2.12. If a cutting die, spot varnish or embossment is required for a project, it should be prepared as an additional colour (spot) with the overprint function on.

 

  1. SEPARATION

3.1. All graphic elements must be prepared in the CMYK space. No colour spaces other than RGB or Lab should be used.

3.2. To generate CMYK separation, use an ICC profile adapted to the type of paper on which the project is to be printed.

We recommend the following ICC profiles:

  • ISOcoated_v2_eci.icc (for coated papers)
  • ISOcoated_v2_300_eci.icc (for GC1 and GC2 coated cardboard)
  • ISOcoated_v2_eci.icc (for uncoated, offset paper)

3.3. Maximum ink coverage (TIL) should not exceed

  • 330% – for coated papers,
  • 300% (coated side), 250% (uncoated side) – for GC1 and GC2 cardboard,
  • 280% – for uncoated (offset) paper

3.4. In solid areas, in order to obtain a deeper black, the black should be generated with 4 CMYK components. For coated paper, recommended components are C60 M50 Y50 K100; for uncoated (offset) paper: C50 M40 Y40 K100.

3.5. Registration inaccuracy is avoided by trapping, i.e. by minimal overlapping of colours. The recommended trapping is 0.05 mm (0.144 pt). In the case of texts on a negative black plate of 4 colours, negative trapping is recommended for CMY colours, of 0.17 mm (0.5 pt).

 

  1. FILE GENERATION

4.1 Pages should be prepared as files:

  • PDF 1.4 – 1.6 (Acrobat 5-7)
  • PDF/X-1a:2001
  • Normalised PDF

4.2. We prefer composite files prepared in 1:1 scale and with ‘portrait’ orientation.

4.3. Since files often need to be corrected and appropriately prepared for printing, we also request open files. We accept files produced using the following software:

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign

 

  1. 5. VERIFICATION OF CORRECT FILE PREPARATION

5.1. Each project is checked for compliance in terms of format, photo resolution, colours, etc.

5.2. If possible, identified errors are eliminated, and corrected files are sent to the Customer for acceptance.