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A no-nonsense guide to Scodix design

posted by Precision | 10th Dec 2016

Scodix looks best when you follow some basic design fundamentals.

Often LESS can be MORE when adding Scodix to your design.

There are a few rules to follow to achieve the best results:

TRIM/FOLD AREAS
Scodix cannot bleed outside of trim area. It also cannot be applied over the score/fold areas of a folded products: e.g. Presentation Folders.

Be sure to leave 3mm from the edge of the trim area as well as any score/fold area).

SUPPLYING FINAL ARTWORK
When supplying Scodix artwork, supply an extra page in your PDF set as a Spot Colour named ‘Scodix’.

HOW TO SETUP YOUR FILES
1. Select the elements you wish to enhance and duplicate them onto a new layer for the Scodix separation.

2. Create a new colour Spot Colour swatch and name it “Scodix”. Select colour type “Spot Colour”, and convert all Scodix elements to this spot colour.

3. Export this Scodix layer as a single PDF with all trim marks. management (turn off ICC-Profiles), do not convert to CMYK.