Technical Guidelines

We’ll work with you to select the right processes and finishes for your project. Our technical guidelines for pre-press, print and finishing are below and you can contact our printing experts who are always on hand to answer any questions you have.


Distiller Settings

Please use the current PDF/X-Specifications according to PDF/X-1a:2003 oder PDF/X-4.

Test Pages


Perfect Binding


Proof Parameters and ICC-Profiles

If you need any advice on colour management, proof parameters and profiles please contact our experts and we’ll make sure everything is on track.


We follow the European Process Standard Rotogravure PSR_V2, more information about PSR_V2 can be found here


The full PSR_V2 ICC profiles and classifications can be downloaded here here.

Adaptations of proofs to PSR_V2

The adaptations of proofs to PSR_V2 can be obtained directly from the proofing system manufactures. The manufacturer we use is EPSON and the common software is GMG. You can download the latest proofing adaptations here

Prinovis standards

The following internal standards complete our guidelines:

  • “PRI_HWCWF” is available for cover production on high grammage paper “HWC-WF”.
  • “PRI_LWC_MAG_PSRV2” can be requested from us for production on LWC-STD- paper types with magazine character “LWC-STD Mag”.

If you have any questions or queries we’re here to give advice and can supply you with the required profiles.

We can work with other data supplies – call one of our team to discuss alternative arrangements.

Please make sure to exclusively use systems certified according to FOGRA and tolerance ranges according to ISO 12647-7; if supplied within PSR_V2 additionally according to ΔE2000.

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