small printy Digitalprint Guide for preparing your File

1. Set up your document in the same size in which it should be printed. Set up the document in a DIN format and avoid a system in a letter format.

2. Elements that are printed to the edge of the sheet, in so-called full bleed printings, need to be provided with a 2mm bleed. This means that you need to draw out backgrounds and pictures 2 mm beyond the final format. Please place texts and important elements within a safe distance of at least 2mm from the fold or the edge of the paper. As a result white edges will be avoided and important elements won't fall victim to the necessary bleed.

3.Please do not compress images and color displays and set them up in the CMYK-mode if your images are not set up in a colormode already. If your images are already in RGB, we recommend you keep the data that way.  Our printing machines will convert RGB data to CMYK data anyways. This might lead to color variations. As our print controllers perform the converting with the latest profiles, the result is often better than an uncontrolled converting with a graphicprogam.

4. Set up multi-page documents in the same order as pages are turned over. If you need any blank pages, please add them to your document. We will take care of the imposition, including creep in brochures, for you.

5. Important for the pagination of double-sided printings: page numbers of right pages, therefore front pages,need to be set up as odd numbers, centered or right-aligned. Left pages, therefore the back of a page, need to be set up as even numbers, centered or left- aligned. Chapter beginnings are ususally on a right page, and therefore set up with an odd number.

6. Do not trust the color reproduction of your monitor or office printer. Only professionally calibrated devices can display colors correctly. A better option is to create a  draft print on our printy high performance digital printers.

7. Save your document as a clean PDF, preferably as a PDF/X-1 file. The main focus is the correct resolution of images (color and b / w 600 dpi 1:1 and line 1200 dpi ) and that all texts and images are included. The most simple way to do this, is the Acrobat Distiller.

8. Unfortunatley, we can't implement applications 1:1 directly from your desktop publishing programs such as MS Word, powerpoint, quark xpress, Indesign, Coreldraw, latex, Scribus, and other programs, due to technical reasons.

what we do in munich :
• no instant copyshop print and scan • here we print and bind your thesis inclusive TUM labeled spine within 2 hours  •  PHD DIN A5 und publishing • Brochures and WireO binding  •  CD - print and burn service • Plots in latex and ink with highquality paper • Hardcoverbinding (need 1 day) • laminate • Flyer • scripts • business cards •

what we do in Garching:
• copy print and scanservice (plots too) • Spiralbinding (plastic only) • in 2-3 hours we print and bind your thesis with labeled spine  •  kodak kiosk  • CAD Plot (90 gramm) and posters upto DIN A0 (130 gramm) • office supplies • lecture documents and summaries  • order acceptance for flyer, brochures, business cards and hardcoverbinding (will all be produced in Luisenstr.49)
Order process for your printing and binding job by e-mail: (Bachelorthesis/Masterthesis/Dissertation/ETC)
  •  please send your job data with the following information to: online(at)printy.de
    • - number of copies of your thesis
    • - format DIN A4 or DIN A5
    • - one- or bothsided print
    • - kind of binding
  • - your PDF file via attachment or link (e.g. wetransfer / googledrive / LRZ).
  • - your phone number and pick up in copyshop Garching or printshop Luisenstr.49 / delivery address.
  • - we print a sample - contact you - and finalize the print job together with you.
  • - the finished orders can still be handed over at the specified times in compliance with printy safety rules.
  • - on request we deliver by DHL or courier to your address or your responsible examination office.
  • - Payment can be made at printy print&copyshop by cash or with german EC card (Maestro).
  • - when you choose delivery, please send the confirmation of payment with screenshot to mail(at)printy.de.

Please also note our advice:


- Create print-ready PDF files


- Checklist for student research projects / Bachelorthesis / Masterthesis / Dissertation