PDF Print Optionality

Make can allow you to create print ready PDFs out of your web templates.

The following options require the colorSpace parameter to be set to CMYK in your Make request.

Color Mapping

Color mapping array allows you to convert the colors of certain objects with specific RGB colors into one of the following:

  • CMYK: Cyan, magenta, yellow, key (black) color levels. Useful for all print providers
  • Spot Separation: Refers to any color or treatment generated by an ink that is printed using a single run (unlike CMYK which requires 4 passes). Spot can refer to Pantone/PMS color values, Spot UV and foil embelishments.
'postProcessing': {
'colorSpace': 'CMYK',
'colorMapping': [
'fromRGB': 'rgb(228, 70, 0)',
'toCMYK': 'cmyk(0,0.94,0.64,0)'
'fromRGB': 'rgb(31,42,68)',
'toSeparation': 'PMS C-324'
fromRGB (required)stringCan accept an RGB (rgb(0,0,0)) color value (numbers are integer values)
toCMYKstringCan accept a string with four float numbers (between 0 - 1) for the values of cmyk(0,0,0,0)
toSeparatiopnstringCan accept any string value. (ie. PMS C-123 or SPOT UV)

CMYK profiles

Determines the CMYK color profile.

Depending on the printing method, the artwork being printed or the application of the artwork a particular conversion profile may be needed to ensure the successful reproduction for printing.

'postProcessing': {
'colorSpace': 'CMYK',
'colorProfile': 'CoatedGRACoL2006',
colorProfilestringDetermines the CMYK color profile.

Default: USWebCoatedSWOP.
Available ProfilesValue
Coated FOGRA27 (ISO 12647-2:2004)CoatedFOGRA27
Coated FOGRA39 (ISO 12647-2:2004)CoatedFOGRA39
Coated GRACoL 2006 (ISO 12647-2:2004)CoatedGRACoL2006
Japan Color 2001 CoatedJapanColor2001Coated
Japan Color 2001 UncoatedJapanColor2001Uncoated
Japan Color 2002 NewspaperJapanColor2002Newspaper
Japan Color 2003 Web CoatedJapanColor2003WebCoated
Japan Web Coated (Ad)JapanWebCoated
Uncoated FOGRA29 (ISO 12647-2:2004)UncoatedFOGRA29
U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2USWebCoatedSWOP
U.S. Web Uncoated v2USWebUncoated
Web Coated FOGRA28 (ISO 12647-2:2004)WebCoatedFOGRA28
Web Coated SWOP 2006 Grade 3 PaperWebCoatedSWOP2006Grade3
Web Coated SWOP 2006 Grade 5 PaperWebCoatedSWOP2006Grade5

Crop & Trim Boxes

Crop and trim boxes can be defined on the PDF object. The define certain regions for the PDF viewer and for professional printers when printing.

The four values determine the (top, right, bottom, left) internal offsets from the format boundary.

Offset values are determined in pt.

'postProcessing': {
'colorSpace': 'CMYK',
'cropBox': '(0,0,0,0)',
'trimBox': '(12,12,12,12)',
cropBoxstringDefines the region that the PDF viewer is expected to display or print.

Default: (0,0,0,0)
trimBoxstringDefines the intended dimensions for print.

Default: (0, 0, 0, 0)