Print Capabilities and Requirements
Plastic Substrate (Polyester, Oriented Polypropylene, Nylon)
Rotogravure (both surface and reverse printing)- 8 color capability (spot colors or CMYK) with the option to use one color for registered matte print (surface), or to add a floodcoat of matte print (surface) or an with a 9th print station.
Flexographic (both surface and reverse printing)- 8 color capability (spot colors or CMYK). Matte print (registered or floodcoat) is not available.
Paper Substrate (Natural Kraft Paper, Bleached Kraft Paper, Claycoat Paper)
Rotogravure (surface printing)- 8 color capability (spot colors or CMYK)
Flexography (surface printing)- 8 color capability (spot colors or CMYK)
NOTE: Printing for Java Box products is limited to Flexography and a maximum of 6 colors (spot colors only/ no CMYK)
Tin Plate Substate
Lithograpy (surface printing)- 7 color capability (spot colors or CMYK)
PBI’s design department works off of an Apple Macintosh platform and utilizes the following programs:
- Adobe Illustrator CS5 (preferred)
- Adobe Acrobat CS5
- Adobe Distiller CS5
- Adobe Photoshop CS5
- Adobe InDesign CS5
- Suitcase Fusion2
NOTE: Please see PBI’s detailed Prepress Guidelines for specific requirements per specific printing method and specific print substrate.
PBi Prepress Requirements:
Rotogravure Reverse Print Prepress Guide
Paper Rotogravure (Kraft or Rice Paper) Prepress Guide
Paper Flexo Kraft Prepress Guide
Tote Bag Prepress Guide
Tin Prepress Guide
Java Box Prepress Guide
To upload artwork to PBi, please go to: http://dropbox.yousendit.com/PBi-FTP and follow the instructions.