Here at Mortons we will always try & help. For any queries, please search our user-friendly ‘Knowledge Base’, if your questions still haven’t been answered, please contact us and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

DOWNLOAD PRINT SPECIFICATIONS HERE:

Coldset:

740 WEB COLDSET BROADSHEET [PDF]

760 WEB COLDSET BROADSHEET [PDF]

800 WEB COLDSET BROADSHEET [PDF]

840 WEB COLDSET BROADSHEET [PDF]

800 WEB COLDSET QUARTERFOLD [PDF]

840 WEB COLDSET QUARTERFOLD [PDF]

740 WEB COLDSET TABLOID [PDF]

760 WEB COLDSET TABLOID [PDF]

800 WEB COLDSET TABLOID [PDF]

840 WEB COLDSET TABLOID [PDF]

160×260 Trim 800 WEB QUARTER FOLD [PDF]

170×260 trim 800 WEB QUARTER FOLD [PDF]

259×350 Trim 740 WEB TABLOID [PDF]

270×370 Trim 800 WEB TABLOID [PDF]

275×340 Trim 740 WEB TABLOID [PDF]

275×355 Trim 760 WEB TABLOID [PDF]

275×365 Trim 800 WEB TABLOID [PDF]

275×368 Trim 800 WEB TABLOID [PDF]

275×375 Trim 800 WEB TABLOID [PDF]

275×385 Trim 800 WEB TABLOID [PDF]

280×340 trim 740 WEB TABLOID [PDF]

280×350 Trim 740 WEB TABLOID [PDF]

280×360 Trim 800 WEB TABLOID [PDF]

280×365 Trim 800 WEB TABLOID [PDF]

280×373 Trim 800 WEB TABLOID [PDF]

280×380 Trim 800 WEB TABLOID [PDF]

280×390 Trim 840 WEB TABLOID [PDF]

280×400 Trim 840 WEB TABLOID [PDF]

285×350 Trim 740 WEB TABLOID [PDF]

Heatset:

800 WEB HEATSET QUARTERFOLD [PDF]

840 WEB HEATSET QUARTERFOLD [PDF]

740 WEB HEATSET TABLOID [PDF]

760 WEB HEATSET TABLOID [PDF]

800 WEB HEATSET TABLOID [PDF]

840 WEB HEATSET TABLOID [PDF]

280×400 Trim 840 WEB TABLOID [PDF]

340×260 Trim 800 WEB TABLOID [PDF]

390×280 trim 800 WEB TABLOID [PDF]

PDFs (2)

Creating print quality PDF files

It’s important when exporting your pages to PDF that the correct settings are used. This will ensure everything prints exactly as it should without any unexpected results or quality issues. PDF files should be version 1.3, font embedded with no crop marks, registration marks or printer marks. Each page must be sent as a separate PDF file with the exception of the centre spread.

Exporting to PDF from Indesign

If you haven’t already received the PDF Preset file MORTONS COLDSET PDF.joboptions you can download it from here. Save the file on your Apple Mac or PC in a location you can easily find.

From the file drop down menu select Adobe PDF Preset followed by define in the sub menu.

When the Adobe PDF Preset window appears click Load.

Locate the MORTONS COLDSET PDF.joboption file then click open.

You will now be back in the Adobe PDF Preset window where you click done.

To create a pdf with the new settings select Adobe PDF Preset from the file drop down menu followed by MORTONS COLDSET PDF in the sub menu.

When the export window appears type in the filename of the page you wish to export in to the filename field and then click save.

When the Export Adobe PDF window appears select the range under pages towards the middle of the window. Type the number of the page you wish to PDF then click export.

When exporting a centre spread also select spread underneath range then type the two page numbers separated with a hyphen. So for example if the centre pages are pages 24 and 25 they should be typed 24-25. Click the export to complete the process.

Exporting to PDF from Quark Xpress

If you haven’t already received the PDF Output file MORTONS COLDSET PDF.xml you can download it from here. Save the file on your Apple Mac or PC in a location you can easily find.

From the edit drop down menu select Output Styles.

When the Output Styles window appears click on the import button in the bottom left hand corner.

Locate the MORTONS COLDSET PDF.xml file then click open.

You will now be back in the Output Styles window where you click save.

To create a PDF with the new settings select export followed by Layout as PDF from the sub menu.

When the Export as PDF window appears type the filename of the page you wish to export next to filename. Type the page number of the page you wish to PDF next to Pages then select MORTONS COLDSET PDF next to the PDF Style at the bottom. Finally click the save button to complete the process.

When exporting a centre spread click the options button at the bottom of the Export as PDF window. Click the spreads box, click done before proceeding with the process.

Exporting to PDF from other software

If you are creating PDF files from other software packages print quality settings should be selected as well as taking in to account our requirements as mentioned at the start of this page.

Problems Exporting to PDF

If you experience any problems producing PDF files or need any help with the above please don’t hesitate to call the Pre Press Dept or contact us.

PDF size and templates – 840 web

Single page PDF

288mm x 410mm Document size

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The grey area is the non-print area and is a 10mm margin top and bottom with an 11.5mm marigin on the left and right hand sides. This should consist only of white space.

The black area is the critical image area. Text or images including folios should not exist outside this area.

Centre spread PDF

576mm x 410mm Document size

The centre spread can have text and images that run across the gutter. The grey and black areas are exactly as explained above.

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Spread PDFs

If you have a spread over two pages other than a centre spread the pages must still be sent as single PDFs. In this instance images can go over the gutter. Please make sure that headline text is spaced either side of the exact centre to avoid any letters being split as this will not join up exactly when printed.

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Please Note!

The PDF size should not be confused with the finished newspaper size found on your quote form.

Templates for Quark & Indesign are available to download from here.

Type (1)

Type and rules guidelines

COLOURED TYPE

Below are the ideal minimum point sizes for when producing type out of more than one colour:

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REVERSED/COLOURED TYPE ON COLOURED BACKGROUNDS

Type smaller than 10pt should not be reversed on a single colour background.
Below are the ideal minimum point sizes for reversed/coloured type out of coloured backgrounds.

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Examples:

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10pt Arial on 1 coloured background M 100%

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12pt Arial on 2 coloured background M 100% Y 100%

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12pt Arial on 4 coloured background C 100% M 30% Y 100% K 15%

 

DESIGN GUIDANCE

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Type should not be reversed on a yellow background

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Type should not be reversed on light coloured bacrkgrounds C 10% Y 10%

 

RULES

Below are the ideal minimum point sizes for when producing rules out of more than one colour:

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REGISTRATION

It’s very difficult to get four separately printed colours to line up exactly on a newspaper press. The smaller the text or rule the harder it is to print clearly without any ghosting appearing so please take in to account the information given on this page. See the example below of how things can sometimes appear when the information on this page is not taken in to account.

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Rules (1)

Type and rules guidelines

COLOURED TYPE

Below are the ideal minimum point sizes for when producing type out of more than one colour:

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REVERSED/COLOURED TYPE ON COLOURED BACKGROUNDS

Type smaller than 10pt should not be reversed on a single colour background.
Below are the ideal minimum point sizes for reversed/coloured type out of coloured backgrounds.

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Examples:

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10pt Arial on 1 coloured background M 100%

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12pt Arial on 2 coloured background M 100% Y 100%

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12pt Arial on 4 coloured background C 100% M 30% Y 100% K 15%

 

DESIGN GUIDANCE

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Type should not be reversed on a yellow background

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Type should not be reversed on light coloured bacrkgrounds C 10% Y 10%

 

RULES

Below are the ideal minimum point sizes for when producing rules out of more than one colour:

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REGISTRATION

It’s very difficult to get four separately printed colours to line up exactly on a newspaper press. The smaller the text or rule the harder it is to print clearly without any ghosting appearing so please take in to account the information given on this page. See the example below of how things can sometimes appear when the information on this page is not taken in to account.

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Images (3)

Automated picture correction

Correcting images to a consistent high standard can be difficult as well as time consuming. Here at Mortons we can provide you with automated picture correction with two methods available.

Image upload method

Simply upload your original uncorrected images to a dedicated input folder on our FTP server. Our system will quickly perform the necessary correction and place in an output folder ready for you to download and place within your desktop publishing software. Images uploaded need to be in RGB colour space saved in JPG format with maximum quality compression. If possible it’s recommended that the images are sized as they are to appear in the publication before uploading. Adverts or logos containing corporate colours should not be uploaded to avoid correction that could result in colours changing.

Correction within PDF

Place uncorrected RGB images in your desktop publishing software. Using a PDF setting supplied by Mortons generate a pdf made up of both RGB and CMYK elements. Our system identifies RGB images within the PDF and colour corrects them before converting to CMYK. Anything that does not need to be corrected such as adverts or logos containing corporate colours should be placed in CMYK to avoid correction that could result in colour changing. Placing text that has transparencies effects applied to it should not be placed over the top of images as this can affect the correction. If you wish to use that type of effect the picture will need to be placed in CMYK for that instance.

Which method should I use?

The image upload method gives you the option to call up and check your images before going to print. Sometimes pictures that contain strange lighting effects such as dark indoor images with coloured lighting can cause unusual results. Also you may want to adjust the correction further after our system has processed the image. The correction within PDF method can speed up your workflow greatly as you will not need to upload your images separately as all correction takes place after you upload the final print ready PDFs. This means you will not get to see the images unless you request PDF proofs back. Also extra correction will not be possible.

If you would like any further information or have any questions regarding these services please use our support help desk.

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Basic Photoshop image correction

Having the correct profiles and settings will make a big difference in how images will reproduce but image correction will still need to be applied to improve things further. This should mostly take place in RGB before converting to CMYK.

Photoshop curve tool

Whilst it may appear complex the curve tool is actually easy to use. It’s more powerful and infinitely more flexible than any of the other adjustment tools. The curve tool can be found by going to the image drop down menu then selecting curves from the adjustments sub menu.

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1) Clicking on the diagonal line creates a point. When moving this point upwards the image becomes lighter.

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2) When moving this point downwards the image becomes lighter.

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3) By creating the point in the top right hand corner and then sliding the point to the left will enhance the highlight area.

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4) By creating the point in the bottom left hand corner and then sliding the point to the right will enhance the shadow.

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5) By creating two points and then creating a mild S shaped curve you can enhance overall contrast.

Image reproduction

Coldset/Newsprint

Image Resolution 150ppi
Total Ink Usage 240%
Max K 95%
Dot Gain 26%

ICC profiles used for this printing process should be:

ISONewspaper26v4.icc
ISONewspaper26v4_gr.icc

Heatset/Coated

Image Resolution 200ppi
Total Ink Usage 300%
Max K 100%
Dot Gain 20%

ICC profiles used for this printing process should be:

ISOwebcoated.icc
ISOwebcoated_gr.icc

All of the above profiles can be downloaded here: Download Mortons Print colour profiles

Images which are 72ppi are known as low-resolution and not fit for printing

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The information contained within this document is provided as a guide only, and cannot guarantee against the normal variations to be expected with web offset printing.

Colour profiles (2)

Colour profiles and settings

It’s important to note that it’s almost impossible to replicate exactly in print the colours that you see on a computer screen. They’re two entirely different media – screens display colours according to transmitted light in the RGB range, while paper displays colours according to the absorption and reflection of CMYK.
However using the correct colour profiles for printing can help to achieve the best possible reproduction of colour. The correct colour profile must be installed when converting images from RGB to CMYK.

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What is the RGB conversion to CMYK all about?

RGB stands for Red, Green and Blue; and RGB is the ‘colour space’ used by computer monitors, digital cameras and scanners.

CMYK stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. Almost all conventional and digital printing presses use CMYK .

The problem is that RGB and CMYK have different colour gamuts. A colour gamut is the range of colours that a colour space can reproduce. RGB has a wider colour gamut than CMYK. That is, RGB is capable of reproducing more colours than CMYK. RGB tends to be able to reproduce colours at the extremes of red, green and blue that CMYK is incapable of reproducing. In other words, bright reds, greens and blues will not be quite so bright when converted to CMYK.

Using the correct colour profile when converting to CMYK will do two things that will help ensure the best reproduction. Firstly it will simulate as near as possible how these colours will look when printed on a newspaper press. Secondly it will apply the correct amount of ink coverage that can be printed on typical newspaper stocks.

You can download the correct colour profiles from here.

SOnewspaper26v4.icc – ICC colour profile
ISOnewspaper26v4_gr – ICC colour profile
ISOnewspaper26v4.csf – Adobe Colour Settings

The above colour profiles and settings will need placing in locations within your computer’s hard drive. Once in place you will be able to select them in Photoshop.

See below to find out where to place the settings and how to use them. Alternatively you can contact the Pre-press dept who will be able to talk you through what to do.

Colour profile destinations

PC users: Windows XP/Vista

csf file should go in

c:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Color\Settings\Recommended

icc profiles should go in

c:\Program Files(x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Color\Profiles\Recommended

PC users: Windows 7

csf file should go in

c:\Program Files(x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Color\Settings\Recommended

icc profiles should go in

c:\Program Files(x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Color\Profiles\Recommended

Mac users:

csf file should go in

mac hd\library\application support\adobe\color\settings\recommended

icc profiles should go in

mac hd\library\colorsync\profiles\recommended

Selecting your new colour settings in Photoshop

Select colour settings from the edit drop down menu.

Select MORTONS ISO 26 then press done

Your photoshop is now setup.

Any conversion from RGB to CMYK will now embed the correct values and display as close as possible how it will print. If you have any images that are already in CMYK format you will have to re open them in Photoshop. When opening you will get a warning about an embedded profile mismatch. Select convert documents colours to the working space as seen in the image to the right hand side. If you get the same warning when opening RGB images then select using the embedded profile.

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Image reproduction

Coldset/Newsprint

Image Resolution 150ppi
Total Ink Usage 240%
Max K 95%
Dot Gain 26%

ICC profiles used for this printing process should be:

ISONewspaper26v4.icc
ISONewspaper26v4_gr.icc

Heatset/Coated

Image Resolution 200ppi
Total Ink Usage 300%
Max K 100%
Dot Gain 20%

ICC profiles used for this printing process should be:

ISOwebcoated.icc
ISOwebcoated_gr.icc

All of the above profiles can be downloaded here: Download Mortons Print colour profiles

Images which are 72ppi are known as low-resolution and not fit for printing

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The information contained within this document is provided as a guide only, and cannot guarantee against the normal variations to be expected with web offset printing.

File names (1)

Filename structure

When you come to send your artwork to us you will not only need to save each page separately but with a specific filename structure that is unique to each publication. The filename structure will ensure that the pages are imposed in the correct order as well as contain information relevant to that specific issue that might help prevent errors from occurring. If you haven’t already received your unique filename structure please contact the Pre- press Dept before transmitting any pages. Please see below an example of a typical Mortons filename structure.

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Contacts (1)

Useful Contacts

Pre-Press

For all file handling queries and full technical support.

James Rossington
Technical Support Specialist
01507 529321
jrossington@mortons.co.uk

Duty Pre-Press Supervisor
01507 529295
printprepress@mortons.co.uk

General Pre-Press
01507 529293
01507 529297
01507 529298
printprepress@mortons.co.uk

Planning

For all queries regarding Quantities, Transport, Inserts & Press schedules.

Neal Burn
Production Planner
01507 529271
nburn@mortons.co.uk

Accounts

For all payment and billing queries.

Sally Tagg
Assistant Financial Accountant
01507 529534
printaccounts@mortons.co.uk

Tracy Burt
Accounts Assistant
01507 529264
printaccounts@mortons.co.uk

Sales

For all queries regarding quotes, bookings and contracts.

Steve Scott
Contract Print Sales Manager
01507 529254
sscott@mortons.co.uk

Robert Savage
Contract Print Client Manager
01507 529255
rsavage@mortons.co.uk