Artwork Guide - Murrays Printers


Artwork Guide

Creating Artwork for Elevate

Setting up the artwork for Elevate digital enhancement is straightforward. We simply need an additional separation to act as a mask for all the areas that you would like to enhance on your artwork.

The new layer file will be supplied as a separate PDF file but it is important to make sure that this layer is identical in all respects (size, orientation, crop, position of images and text etc.) to your original CMYK artwork.

  1. Open your artwork in your preferred design software and create a new layer for the Scodix separation.
  2. Select the elements you wish to enhance and duplicate them to the new Scodix layer.
  3. Create a New Color Swatch and name it “Scodix”, select Color Type “Spot Color”, and convert all Scodix elements to this spot color.

Creating density effects

To achieve density effects, you just apply different levels of opacity to the desired elements; to achieve a high gloss effect you apply full density – 100% opacity, for a matte effect, you apply low density – 5% – 30% opacity. If the item to be enhanced is a picture, you will need to create a mask in Photoshop.

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