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Desktop Publishing

The composition and layout of foreign-language publications pose particular challenges to every graphic artist, especially where texts use non-Western character systems and are read in a different direction. Through their daily contact with a large variety of language and document types, our DTP staff have sound experience in this respect and can cope with this type of challenge without difficulty.

Documents are processed using classic DTP programmes on Windows and Mac OS operating systems. We produce documents in formats that will not result in any formatting or conversion problems during the subsequent print processes. Our team will be pleased to support you in creating the optimal graphic design for your documents in keeping with your planned print realisation.

The appropriate programme is chosen according to the criteria you have established (such as the scope, the graphic element, the colours supported, the complexity of the layout, the print quality, the frequency of alterations, the target language, or any further processing). Our DTP staff will select the most suitable solution for your order from all the options available.

Whether you want to replace the text in graphic and image files or create a completely new layout, the files you receive from us will be print-ready in every respect.


The choice of the right programme and a suitable file format is highly important for your DTP project in order to create the optimal starting position for the pre-press stage. Tilti Systems has a wide range of options available.

Our standard programmes on PC and Mac include:
AutoCAD, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe FrameMaker, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash, Adobe FireWorks, Adobe RoboHelp, CorelDraw, CorelPhotopaint, Corel Ventura, Macromedia Freehand, QuarkXPress, and of course all the Microsoft Office programmes (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher).

We supply files which have been prepared for printing:

  • in the source format of the DTP system
  • as a PDF file
  • as a PostScript file (separated or in full colour).

Target formats

Our DTP staff would be pleased to take over the professional graphic design of your documents for you. For this purpose we would simply ask you to send us the desired texts and the associated graphic material (minimum resolution 300 dpi).

If our translations need to be incorporated into already existing graphics files (InDesign, QuarkXpress, PageMaker etc.), we would ask you to send us the original files. It does not matter to us whether your original files were created on a PC or Mac. Before sending us the files, please check that all the graphics have been properly embedded in the files. If individual fonts can not be transferred, we recommend that you send us a PDF file or printout as well as the original file.

Depending on the intended purpose for the files, delivery takes place in the following formats:

  • Pre-press stage: For pre-press we normally supply your documents in high-resolution PDF, EPS or TIF format. You can then print or expose these formats easily, even if you do not have any special fonts.
  • In your DTP programme format: If the file we generate needs to be supplied in the same format as your original file (QuarkXPress, InDesign etc.), please let us know in advance what platform you use (PC or Mac) and what version of your DTP programme you use. In this way you will ensure that your system or DTP programme supports your desired language and you will be able to make further use of the file directly and without any additional modifications.