Frequently Asked Questions
on general questions
Where are the printing products produced?
We produce everything in-house, in Kuehwegboden 40. A middleman is not needed, which is a big advantage for us and for you. We are very flexible and can react immediately.
Why isn't there a price list?
Due to the wide range of products it is not possible to draw up general price lists. If you provide us with your project data, we can make you a suitable offer.
What can we print?
We attach great importance to high quality products without you having to dig deep into your pockets. We offer you various printing solutions - completely individual and according to your needs. Special colours, embossed printing, die-cutting as well as sophisticated finishing techniques become an absolute eye-catcher with us.
Können gedruckte Bögen auch weiterverarbeitet werden?
Of course we see ourselves as a reliable partner and supplier for colleague companies. It should be noted that we can only take over production after all technical details have been clarified. Exact specifications for printing/material will be provided by us before production.
Wie sollen gedruckte Bögen zur weiterverarbeitung angeliefert werden?
Our processing department is equipped for the 70×100 cm format. The printed sheets should be delivered uncut and flat.
Are there sample catalogues?
Yes, of course. The best way is to give us some information about what you are interested in, then we can send you a tailor-made sample catalogue.
How does the print approval work?
Of course we check before each print job exactly whether the delivered data is suitable. Before production begins, you will receive a release - PDF, on the basis of which we carry out the final check and start production with your "OK to print". Please note: In case of changes after the print approval we have to charge the costs incurred until then.
Where can I get information on current orders?
If you have a question about your current job - just call your contact person directly. He or she will always know exactly what the job status is.
How long is the delivery time of my order?
All information about your order can be obtained directly from our experts in the office. To be on the safe side, the delivery date is always on your order confirmation.
Can cartographic material be obtained from you?
Unfortunately, we have no options in this regard.
Can we take over the graphics?
Depending on the order, yes. We have graphic designers in the pre-press department - changes and adjustments can be made by us.
Is bundling possible when packing the printed products?
When it comes to packaging, we can act very individually. There may be additional costs with considerable extra effort, which we will of course discuss with you first.
How should the data be provided?
As printable PDF with trapping and crop marks. Colours in 4c (CMYK) or, in the case of multi-colours, spot colours in Pantone or, if desired, create spot colours only.
Can you arrange a neutral shipment?
Yeah, sure. Just let us know when you order, and we will label the boxes neutrally. If you send us your delivery note, we can send the products directly to your customer.
Is there a standard format for the TWIN-Card?
No, but the 55×85 mm (= credit card format) is the smallest version and the 78×108 mm version is very popular and has often proven to be extremely practical. It is possible to use the TWIN -Card up to a format of 105×210 mm.
It is important that the function of opening and closing is always optimally guaranteed. The same applies to the pocket folder.
Is there a standard format for the pocket folder?
No, but the 55×85 mm format (=credit card format) is the smaller version and the 74×105 mm version is very popular and has often proved to be practical. It is possible to produce the pocket folder up to a format of 105×210 mm.
It is important that the function of opening and closing is always optimally guaranteed. The same applies to the TWIN-Card.
How many fields should the inner sheet of the TWIN-Card have?
For optimal function, we recommend a even number of columns and 3 rows, in contrast to the pocket folder.
(for example 6×3, 8×3 or 10×3 fields)
How many fields should the inner sheet of the pocket folder have?
For optimal function we recommend, unlike the TWIN-Card, an uneven number of columns and 3 rows.
(z.B. 5×3, 7×3 oder 9×3 fields)
Wielange beträgt die Produktionszeit?
Depending on the internal order situation, we can complete 100,000 pieces within 7 working days after your "good for printing".
Advance deliveries are also possible.
Can the Pocketguides also have a print finish?
- hot foil stamping on the cover
- UV high-gloss coating on the cover
- partial UV varnishing on the cover
- cellophane (matt or glossy) on the cover
- High/blind embossing on cover
- scratch fields on the cover or in the content
- Numbering on the cover
What materials are used?
A high-quality cardboard with a basis weight of 300 to 350 g/m² is used for the cover. The inner sheet is a picture printing paper with a volume of 80-90 g/m² with best printing and finishing properties.
Other materials can be used, and we will assist you in the selection of materials.
What does the packaging look like?
Normally the pocket guides are packed in A4 cartons. It is also possible to pack the Pocket Guides in specially designed dispensers.
One dispenser has a capacity of approx. 30-45 pcs. Depending on the design of the pocket guides.
The whole edition or only a part can be packed in dispensers.
Is there a minimum order quantity?
We produce the pocketguides from 500 pieces.
What is the curve radius of the rounded corners on the cover?
Basically, a curve radius of 4 mm has proven to be the best for our pocket guides.
This is usually set individually to the corresponding format - but is usually between 3 and 5 mm - but can of course be freely selected or sometimes omitted.
How long is the thread on product tags?
- minimum loop length is 50 mm / 5 cm
- maximum loop length is 140 mm / 14 cm
Can a mini-brochure also be processed into a product tag?
Yes, of course this is the ideal way to combine two similar print products.
Can the hole for the thread be punched individually?
By default we use a hole with a diameter of 3.5 mm.
Of course we can adapt your product individually.
Furthermore, a hang tag can also be produced with a Euro hole punching.
What is the smallest possible format of a wire-stitched brochure?
The smallest possible rectangular format is 35×35 mm. For a contoured brochure, it is even a bit smaller
From when is adhesive binding possible?
Perfect binding is possible from a product thickness of 3 mm.
Does a maximum product thickness have to be considered?
In the format range between 35×35 and 105×148 mm, a maximum product thickness of 3 mm for saddle stitching must be observed.
Adhesive-bound mini brochures can also have a higher product thickness.
Is there a material standard for the mini brochures?
No, almost any material can be used. We will be happy to advise you in order to find the optimal material for your product.
Up to which format can 2 staples be used?
2 staples are used up to a spine length of 85mm. smaller formats are stapled with 1 staple.
Which folding colours can be processed?
We can set many different fold types on our machines. We recommend that you contact our office directly, as the paper thickness and fold type are always strongly dependent on each other.
What is the maximum size we can handle?
The maximum infeed width of the folding machines is 70 cm.
B2B-Colleague help: Plano sheets
When delivering the plano sheets, it is important that the technical details are clarified in advance so that we can process the sheets as efficiently, accurately and quickly as possible.