Printweek Awards 2013 “Fingers crossed”

"SME Company of the Year"

“SME Company of the Year”

Wow We are proud to be considered in this years National Printweek awards for “SME Company of the year”

ISO 12647-2 with Heidelberg

Prinect Image Control Gen 2 comes to DXG Media. This is the very latest version of image control which has been around for a while now and used by many of the UKs better print Companies, however our version is the latest Gen 2 version (one of only 3 in the UK). This clever bit of kit is linked to our press department and both litho machines to examine the quality of colour reproduction and to regulate colours in accordance with the ISO 13655 standard. In order to achieve the closest tolerances, colormetric calibrations are regularly performed on this equipment with Heidelberg keeping a tolerance of less than 1.3%. The average deviation, compared to manufacturers reference values. Our system can therefore be used for colour measurement in accordance with the ISO 12647-2 Standard.

ISO 12647-2

ISO 12647-2



Happy Birthday to you ……

Big congratulations to our friends at Liaison who know how to do it in style 25 years !! they organised a fantastic night attended by many including our sales Director Wayne Platt, a great time was

here’s to the next 25 years !

Thats Progress !

Wow..DXG Media always goes the extra mile to help clients, thats why we made up enough time on a clients job which was running late ! A 68 page landscape A4 to PDF and Printed proofs to Litho plates and running on our CD102 Heidelberg in less than 3 hours…Thats progress !

We can do the same for you ! 0161 330 8500 or 

Heidelberg B1 Printing Press

Here’s a few pics of our new Heidelberg B1 Printing Press as it arrives at DXG Towers and freshly installed inside the building.

Image Control

Our new Prinect image control system is now in place. This is a colour management device which controls the print quality off all our printing presses.

The great thing about this machine is that it monitors the whole printed sheet rather than just the control strip at the top of the sheet so giving a much more accurate reading.

With this spectrophotometric machine conforms to ISO 13655 and ISO 12647-2 standard.

We are also able to give the client a printed receipt which confirms any slight movement in colour consistency.

Supplying Artwork to DXG

You can supply your artwork in the following formats:

Quark XPress (supply fonts and images)
Adobe Indesign (supply fonts and images)
Print ready PDF (with fonts embedded)
Adobe Illustrator (with fonts converted to outlines)
Adobe Photoshop (with layers flattened, at least 300dpi – CMYK
Accepted Image formats

Images should be at least 300 dpi to achieve the best clarity. We prefer EPS or TIFF images but we will accept JPEG images as long as they are saved at the highest possible quality.

For full colour images, they must be saved as CMYK (Cyan Magenta Yellow Black). Do not supply images in RGB mode. RGB images look great on screen but final output is always in CMYK.

Printing Processes tips and guidelines

Digital: very cost effective for short run printing, it works directly from electronic data and print in four colour process. The quality is not quite on a par with lithography and you cannot use single Pantones® or metallic inks. Other uses for this process include large format posters & banners on paper or vinyl and transfers.

Litho: by far the most popular print process, a metal plate is treated so that the image area attracts the oil-based inks, while the wet non-image areas resist them. The process is more expensive than digital though and only starts to pay for itself on larger runs.

DXG Sponsor Hyde FC

DXG Media are proud sponsors of local Blue Square Premier League team Hyde FC  Our Managing Director Duarte Goncalves presents the Man of the match award to Scot Hogan who made his home debut against Dartford after the 3-0 win.