1. Resolution and image formats

When using images for your artwork, there are two criteria to consider: the resolution and image format. It is important to observe these guidelines to ensure your images appear sharp on your printed packaging. To ensure a satisfactory print result, your images must have a resolution of 300dpi (in relation to the size). Accepted image formats include PNG, TIFF or PSD, but not JPEG!

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2. Linking and embedding images

The images and graphics you wish to use must be in CMYK colour mode and added to the Artwork layer. If you place an image to another folder on your computer, you will receive an error message. A red question mark indicates that your image is no longer linked. Before uploading your finished artwork to your customer account, you must ensure that all document images are embedded.

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3. EAN barcodes and QR codes

EAN codes are essential for quickly identifying products in a store. QR codes are useful for providing your customer with more information or directing them to your website. Ideally, both codes are integrated as vector files in the artwork layer so that the code can be scaled as needed. If the QR or EAN code is only available as a PNG file, you should make sure that it is sufficiently large enough. If using PNGs, the codes must be embedded after integrating them.

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