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Requirements for pouch packaging

The generally accepted basic requirements for print data are listed here clearly and free of charge.

Your order can only be processed correctly and as quickly as possible if these basic requirements for customer print data are observed.

To adapt your transmitted print data, you can of course also call on our team of data processing specialists.



 3   Printable Area

 4   BLEED (3 mm) 

The contour of the pouch packaging must be drawn in the special colour "die" and set to overprint.

In principle, the entire area within the dieline can be printed.However, texts, barcodes and other important elements should be placed within the type area (yellow frame), as legibility is not guaranteed due to the weld seams or weld points.

All image and colour areas that are placed right up to the edge of the print area also require a bleed area of 3 mm at the top and bottom.

Production is only with a separating cut, so no bleed is necessary on the left and right edges. However, elements that do not continue at the same height on the opposite side should be placed with a distance of of 3 mm from the edge.


With overprinting the upper element is printed directly onto the lower element - both colours mix with each other.

With leaving space, the lower element is “left open” for the area of the upper element - the colour is preserved in its pure form.


Please embed all fonts to be used in the print data. Alternatively, the fonts to be used in your layout can be converted to curves / paths.



The printing industry works with the CMYK colour space (cyan, magenta, yellow, black). Set your files to this colour space. RGB (red, green, blue) is used for the display view, but can’t be printed.



Use the original names for colours in the PANTONE or HKS colour table. The conversion to CMYK will be carried out via the printing machine. Spot colours can only be used in conventional printing. The CMYK colour space is used in digital printing. – Spot colours are only simulated.




Only use high-definition images, depending on the image size at least 300 dpi (dots-per-inch). Images with less DPI, such as low resolution images from the Internet, cannot be printed and will appear in print as "pixelated" (out of focus).



The maximum ink coverage should not exceed 300%. Black should be composed of pure black (100% K).



In order to present colours on transparent materials, as well as gold and silver foil such that they are rich and and powerful, selected elements (logos, pictures,...) should be printed in white. Define a solid colour for this with the name "HPI-white”, with a bright colour (e.g. 20% cyan).
Place HPI white surfaces under a given element, and set the upper element on "overprint".


Please use: PDF, EPS, TIFF, JPG
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and CorelDraw files are not suitable.


If you have no access to appropriate data processing software, we can offer to professionally process your submitted data. Our 100% fair prices vary according to the respective time requirement. We calculate in 5-minute intervals (€60/hour).

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