Technical Guidelines

This site contains important information and guidelines regarding the delivery of your data for Prepress, Print and Finishing. Your personal contacts at our offices will be happy to help you with any questions you may have, so that we can ensure optimal print results for you. You can also download the company-wide code of conduct here, which applies to all divisions and subdivisions of Bertelsmann.

Code of Conduct

Technical Guidelines


Distiller Settings
Please use the current PDF/X-Specifications according to PDF/X-1a:2003 or PDF/X-4.

Test pages
In order to produce the optimal accordance between the different colour standards used for printing your order and our printing standards, we can provide you with page data for proofing for test pages and test charts. You can request the data at the following address:  +49 (0) 351 8545-411 | fst.dresden(at)



Proof Parameters and ICC-Profiles

Welcome to the Colour Management Point of the PRINOVIS sites. Here you can get advice from our Colour Management Team, find related information and request the respective proofing profiles if desired. Implementation of the European Process Standard Rotogravure PSR_V2 has been effected at Prinovis. Information about PSR_V2 can be found under The ICC profiles and the classifications can be downloaded here. In the folder eci_gravure_psr_v2 you will find the documentation — eci_gravure_2009_EN.pdf in English — where you can see the allocation list PSR standards for Rotogravure Paper Types. The adaptations of the proofs to PSR_V2 can be obtained directly from the proofing system manufactures. The manufacturer for the systems in use all over Prinovis is EPSON; the common software is GMG.

Proof Adjustment
The weblink for downloading the up-to-date proofing adaptations is Some internal PRINOVIS standards complement the PSR_V2 standards, for instance for cover production on HWC-P paper, for production on LWC-ST paper types with magazine character or for production on bright white LWC-PP paper. Our Colour Management Team will be pleased to give advice and to supply you with the required profiles if desired. Other data supplies will also be accepted but require clarification in advance with the respective responsible persons at the printing sites. Please make sure to exclusively use systems certified according to FOGRA and tolerance ranges according to ISO 12647-7; if supplied within PSR_V2 additionally according to ΔE2000.


Click on the following link to see the technical guidelines for the composition of Ad Specials in magazines and other print jobs: Ad Specials are inserts, glued-in inserts, supplements and other special products. These universal standards serve as a basis for a smooth and close collaboration between the client, ad agency, ad-special manufacturer, and Finishing. The range of services provided by our Finishing operations is much more complex. So it is recommended that the client already coordinates innovative new concepts with the plant in question during the planning stage.

Guidelines for service providers

Service providers who carry out activities on Prinovis premises (third-party/contractor employees) shall be instructed by their respective contact person prior to starting their work. Proof of this shall be provided on request. In the event of recurring assignments, it is recommended that this briefing be repeated each year. The site-specific instruction documents are referred to in the order confirmation. You may acquire the current documents as a download below.

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