Create print data: Requirements and information on data delivery

  • What are print data?

  • Print data are the files containing the motifs and advertising messages that Bannerheld in the digital printing house in Berlin should print for you on your banners, tarpaulins, flags, advertising signs or similar. You usually create print data with Photoshop or Indesign and simply send it to us by e-mail.

    On this page we have gathered all the information you need to create your print data correctly. If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Service. With our many years of experience, we can competently assist you in creating your print data.

  • Mögliche error sources and how to avoid these already when creating the print data
  • Please read the information on this page carefully to avoid possible errors when creating print data. This is the only way to ensure that your advertising material runs smoothly and is delivered quickly. If you upload your data at the end of the order, it will automatically be checked in the print data check. However, this only takes into account the maximum size, but not, for example, whether the motifs are correctly resolved, have the correct colours and whether the bleed has been observed. To be on the safe side, use our inexpensive and competent Prof-Datencheck.

  • Mügliche file formats for your print data

  • You have the ability to submit your print data in different formats. The data delivery is requested as:

    • Icon for image format JPG
    • JPEG, JPG

    • Icon for image format PDF
    • PDF (Adobe Photoshop with file preview turned off and with specified compression JPEG in highest quality)

    • Icon for image format TIFF
    • TIFF (without compression or with compression LZW)

    Caution! We do not accept files that are unpacked by ourselves.

    What else you should consider:

    Convert fonts into paths or embed them. Your file should not exceed 1.5 GB in size;e.

  • image resolution

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    the end format of your files also depends on the size of your desired banner, advertising sign or other advertising material for which you are creating print data. DPI means dots per inch. This is the measure of resolution. 1:1 and 1:10 is the ratio in which you create the files. Here is a tabular overview of the requirements for your file:

    RatioSize in m²dpi of printdata
    1:1 bis 3 m² 150 dpi
      bis 10 m² 100 dpi
      bis 20 m² 75 dpi
      bis 50 m² 40 dpi
      bis 100 m² 25 dpi
      ab 100 m² 18 dpi
    1:10 dpi * 10


    Example: You create your 20 m² large banner in a ratio of 1:10. Up to 20 m² is the minimum resolution 75 dpi. That means you have to create your banner with 750 dpi (dpi *Ratio).

  • Create vector and raster graphics correctly

  • Raster graphics have the color profile CMYK, please deliver in GREYSCALE. Always create your raster graphics in a ratio of 1:1 and with a resolution of at least 75-100 dpi, if possible.

    Vector graphics again you are welcome to create a ratio of 1:3 or 1:10. In our digital print shop in Berlin we scale them to the desired size.

  • For color profile and ink application

  • Please select Color mode CYMK when creating your print data. We print advertising banners and banners at the Bannerheld Druckerei in Berlin either on one side with 6/0 CMYK or on both sides with 6/6 CMYK. Special colours are not included. As colour profile we use FOGRA 27.

  • use print templates from Bannerheld

  • If you select your desired advertising medium, you will always find a PDF file named „Print template“ on the corresponding page. In it you will find all information on trimming or bleed allowance and can thus create your print files correctly. Make sure, for example, that fonts and logos do not reach beyond certain lines! Information on the colour profile, special colours, line thicknesses, DIN formats, tolerances, colour application and much more can also be found in the relevant data sheet. You can also find this information on the respective product page of the banners, fair grounds, flags, foils, advertising signs etc. or directly at the end of the print template.