Printing data


  • JPEGPNGGIFTIF or PDF recommended
  • Setup 1:1 in original format, if 1:2 or smaller correspondingly more dpi
  • Resolution of 300 dpi recommended, but at least 150dpi
  • PDF and TIF: Embed fonts if not rendered
  • CMYK as colour profile
  • No crop marks or allowances necessary
  • No allowances for the hem or hemstitch necessary
  • Please do not mark eyelets, but if deviating describe them in text or in a second file
  • No suitable printing data? We will create the printing data for you according to your specifications. Read more about this below.
  • In any case we check your printing data before printing FREE OF CHARGE! If, for example, the quality or the format is not suitable, we will clarify further possibilities with you. This way we guarantee that no poor quality will be printed without your OK.

Data formats

  • We generally prefer »closed« or rendered files, such as JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIF and PDF, as these ensure that all fonts are the same in every system and do not depend on whether they are installed on the viewer's PC. (Note: When using TIF and PDF, please make sure to embed the fonts. In most programmes this is standard procedure.) This guarantees that your printing data will look the same with us as on your PC. For this reason, only the file types mentioned above can be uploaded directly to our shop.

    However, if you do not have the possibility to create your printing data accordingly, you can also send us »open« printing data such as Word or PSD files via e-mail. To do this, please select the option Send by e-mail after selecting the product. We will check the print data after the order has been completed and sent and inform you if there are any problems with them.

  • In general, TIF and PDF files do not have to be created with layers, but can be rendered. However, please make sure that the files are created in the original format (1:1) and with 180dpi or more (in the best case 300 dpi).

Format and resolution or page size/ratio

Please create the printing data in the format of the ordered products if possible. For example, for a banner of 200 x 300 cm you create the printing data in the format 200 x 300 cm. Also select 300 dpi for the layout to achieve the best printing results.

Some graphics programmes (including Adobe Photoshop) have problems with large formats and 300 dpi. In this case, the dpi value can also be set to 180 or 150 in order to create the printing data in the original format. This usually has hardly noticeable effects on the later print quality.

If you create the printing data e.g. in a format of 1:2, please make sure to use 300 dpi. With PDF and TIF, the files can also be created much smaller if you do not render the layers and fonts but keep them in a vectorised form (infinitely variable).

Depending on the intended use and availability of graphics, it is quite possible that you will send us files in a smaller or unsuitable format. We always check all files before printing and will come back to you if we find any problems. With small files (with the exception of vectorised PDF and TIF) the printing result is often blurry. However, if the later print product is only viewed from a distance e.g. 5 m from the street, such a resolution may well be sufficient. The blurriness is then only noticed when looking closer.

If the format of the transmitted printing data does not correspond to the format ordered, we will contact you to clarify whether you would like to send us other print data, whether we should simply create a suitable cut-out from your print data, or whether we should expand the background of your print data accordingly.

Colour profile

As colour profile please use CMYK, which is especially used for printing.

Eyelets, hem and crop marks

  • The specification of eyelet points is not necessary. We attach the eyelets according to the previously chosen distance (e.g. every 30cm) or only in the corners. If you would like to inform us about deviating positions, please do so via the comments field or in a separate file. In addition, please make sure that your printing data is designed in such a way that the eyelets do not destroy important contents by placing the contents further away from the edge. The eyelets are placed at a distance of 25mm from the edge of the print product to the eyelet diameter, regardless of their diameter. Therefore, please ensure that no important content of your printing data is placed in the 30mm + (0.5 * eyelet diameter in mm) area.
  • Please do not create an additional frame for the hemstitching or the hem for “hem and eyelets”. Instead please only create the printing data in the ordered format. If additional colours are required, our system will calculate them automatically.
  • Cutting allowances and crop marks can be created. However, this is usually not necessary, as we print the transmitted printing data exactly in the specified format. If you have transmitted printing data with crop marks, we will take these into account accordingly.

No suitable printing data? Let us create them for you

You don’t have suitable printing data yet? We’re happy to create them for you. After selecting the material, simply select the option Have print data created. You can then describe to us how you imagine the printing data. After your order we will send you an offer on how much it would cost to create the printing data according to your specifications. If you accept this offer, one of our graphic designers will create the printing data accordingly and will then discuss them with you after creation until they meet your expectations.

Data check

In any case we check your printing data before printing. If we notice that the format or quality does not fit, we will contact you to clarify how we should proceed. So you can rest assured that no faulty printing data will be printed unless you give us the OK.