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    Text and Line Art Images - Adobe Illustrator
  • Vector line art must be referenced to an uncoated Pantone color.
  • Embedded pictures must be sent separately.
  • All fonts used in artwork must be provided.
  • If a font is unavailable, convert text to outline/curved art before saving.
    Pictures and Process Images – Adobe Photoshop
  • Create artwork with layers active (Do not lock or flatten layers).
  • Minimum Image Resolution - TIFF: 300 dpi ; EPS: 1200 dpi.
  • A JPEG picture must be at least 4 times the output size.
  • NOTE: No other graphic formats will be accepted.
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    General
  • The press can print a maximum of nine colors,which may be divided between the front and rear of the ticket in any combination.
  • Foils and special coatings will subtract from the number of available colors.
  • Placing a screen and a solid on the same plate will reduce both print quality and cost
    • Screen percentages will be reduced by 20% when printed on the same plate as a solid.
    • A screened image under 40% will be placed onto a different plate than the solid image.
  • No black printing in the path of the black sense mark. For details see the appropriate Ticket Specification page on our website.
  • Boca outputs all plates at 150 LPI.
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    Specifications (Minimum Values):
  • Text - 4 point
  • Inverted text - 6 point
  • Serifed or Four-Color Process Text - 12 point
   
     
  • Text screens - 70%
  • Line thickness - 0.006 inches (0.50 point)
  • Pictures, process images and line art screens - 8%
  • Traps - .006 inches - will create a small halo effect
   
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Paper Quality
Most thermal paper grades are constructed with a coarse non-thermal side to maximize traction and minimize costs. The coarseness of these papers provides acceptable results when printing text and low resolution images. However, we recommend the use of M7 (or other materials with coated rears) when printing process or other images that require bold, crisp images.

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    Invisible Plates
    There are a number of special conditions where the use of a plate is not visible:
  • Black ink on front - requires protective, non-abrasive coating (indicated as Spot Mixing White)
  • SKI Materials - require water-resistant coating, when appropriate (indicated as Varnish)
  • Foil and hologram - require primer (indicated as No Wax)
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    Sending Files - Email or FTP
  • Email: mateo@bocasystems.com
  • FTP: address - 198.46.89.64, user - customer@bocasystems.com, pass - customer2018, dir - /
  • NOTE: All file transfers must contain the job# in either the subject line of the email or the name of the FTP folder.
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