Accepted digital file format

We kindly ask our customers to prepare the PDF files of their jobs to be printed to meet the following requirements:
  • Composite PDF files, optionally PDF X-1A when the content and format of file allows.
  • CMYK color space (we do not support RGB, CIE or LAB color spaces directly), application of direct colors (e.g. Pantone) must be discussed with our representatives.
  • PDF versions accepted from 1.3 up to 1.7 (generally 1.4).
  • Dimensions of pages in PDF documents must be equal to the trim-size.
  • Dimensions of inside pages must be equal to the cut-size of product.
  • Inside pages must have 5 mm bleed on each side.
  • Inside pages must contain the cutting signs and the neccessary file information. Length of cutting signs must be 5 mm and must be placed in the bleed area. No other signs are neccessary!
  • For saddle stitched products: the cut-size of the pages differs from the document size, so please apply larger bleed size for the covers, too.
  • PDF documents containing multiple pages has to be created as normal single pages in order – including vacant – and not as facing pages.
  • The resolution of images in the document must be 300 dpi (but at least 240 dpi).
  • Typefaces used in the document must be embedded (download and embed all fonts).
  • Please avoid using any color profiles (e.g. ICC) in the document (leave color unchanged). The desired ICC color profiles must be applied on images before placed into the document.
  • Please avoid using separated images in the document (e.g. DCS-v2, GIF, WMT).
  • Please convert all typefaces to curves within any embedded EPS files.
  • Please take care of the correct settings of black overprint property.
  • Please remove all OPI links from the document.
  • The ink load in your whole document must be under:
    – 300% for web presses
    – 320% for sheetfed presses
  • PostScript files are not accepted without prior inspection and negotiation.
  • Please always use the Adobe Acrobat Distiller software for conversion from PostScript to PDF format.


Uploading files to our FTP server:
  • The hostname of our FTP server: (can only be accessed via FTP client softwares).
  • Port number: 21, passive ports: 1025-1500.
  • Secure port: 990 (FTP with TLS/SSL, implicite).
  • Customers can ask for dedicated storage by claiming unique username and password.
  • Our AGFA Apogee Portal service is available here:
  • Upon request our system supervisor supplies unique username and password for our customers..
If you have any question please do not hesitate to contact me:

János Dankó
system supervisor

The required document settings can be downloaded here as a PDF file.