Composition & Typesetting

Looking for high-quality typesetting & composition services? Our experienced team can help you create beautiful, professional, and reader-friendly publications that stand out. With years of experience in the publishing sector, we know what it takes to make your content shine. Our focus on detail and devotion to excellence demonstrates our commitment to delivering exceptional results every time.

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Typesetting Services Tailored to your requirements

Typesetting and composition are essential for creating visually appealing publications that are engaging for your audience. They serve to support readability, establish visual hierarchy, and enhance the overall reading experience. At Datagrafix, we understand the importance of getting it right. That's why we work closely with our clients to understand any unique requirements and deliver tailored solutions that meet their exact specifications.

Whether you’re working on simple brochures, novels, children’s books, manga and comics, or complex academic journals, our team of experienced typesetters can help you create a professional-looking product that is sure to impress your readers.

Composition and Typesetting Workflows

We know that every client has their preferred workflow. That’s why we’re committed to ensuring that our typesetting and composition services fit seamlessly into your process. Whether you prefer us to work in Word, Adobe InDesign, or XML-first environments, our team has the expertise to handle all formats and ensure that your project is delivered on time and on budget.

Our work encompasses manual, semi-automated, and automated typesetting processes, so you have the flexibility to choose the option that works best for you. Do you need us to operate within your preferred workflow environment or manually typeset from scratch according to your preferences? We have the skills and expertise to exceed your expectations and find the right solution that best suits your project requirements.

Automation and Standardization

To speed up the typesetting process and guarantee highest quality standards, we use the most recent industry techniques and automated typesetting systems, such as scripts in Adobe InDesign and macros in Microsoft Word. Regardless of format (book, journal, magazine, etc.), our team of typesetting experts can create document layouts that work for you — using either your original template or by developing a new layout.

Our experienced designers and typesetters use established workflow standards and guidelines for typography, spacing, page composition, and layout to save you time and effort, and ensure accuracy and consistency in every project we undertake. This reduces the need for guesswork or trial and error, which can lead to delays and inaccuracies. Furthermore, using set standards can help ensure compatibility across different devices and platforms — something highly important in today's digital age where materials may be viewed on a variety of screens and devices.

Working with Custom Layouts

We understand that you may have specific design elements and formatting preferences that are fundamental to your final result. Our team can work with your preferred template and layout or create a new standard template based on your specifications. Flexible and efficient: We have the expertise to typeset custom client layouts quickly and accurately, delivering high-quality content formatting that you can be satisfied with. Learn more about our custom template, layout and design services and see how we can support your project.

Miriam Frericks, Head of Production, Verlagsgruppe Beltz

“We appreciate Datagrafix's great reliability and technical expertise. The independent way of working and the creative suggestions for problems are also helpful and support us in our work. The collaboration is simply a pleasure.”

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Miriam Frericks, Head of Production, Verlagsgruppe Beltz

“We appreciate Datagrafix's great reliability and technical expertise. The independent way of working and the creative suggestions for problems are also helpful and support us in our work. The collaboration is simply a pleasure.”

Prepress Services for High-Quality Print-Ready Documents

At Datagrafix, we understand that every project is unique. As specialists with extensive experience in prepress techniques, we can create high-quality custom files that meet the exact requirements of your project, including printer-ready PDF files that are optimized for print production. We ensure that your files contain all the necessary elements such as fonts, high-quality images, as well as any required printer marks, including crop marks, bleed marks, and registration marks, which serve for correct alignment.

Among others, our prepress services include:
  • File preparation
  • Image processing, retouching and enhancement
  • Color management
  • File optimization
  • PDF preflighting
  • Reporting
  • Quality management and control

To ensure your document is visually appealing and ready for print production, our team uses the latest tools, techniques, and file formats, including PDF, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop files.

Color Management

We offer a comprehensive color management service as part of our prepress offerings. This service includes color correction, color matching, and color profiling, all of which ensure that your document's color is consistent, accurately represented, and visually appealing. Furthermore, colors are always optimized for print production, regardless of the printing process or substrate.

We use industry-standard tools such as ICC profiles, spectrophotometers, and color management software to achieve accurate and predictable color reproduction. Whether you're printing a brochure, magazine, or any other document, our color management service ensures clear and accurate branding and colors that visually impress.

PDF Preflighting and Reporting

Also included in our prepress services are PDF preflighting and report creation — the final stages of quality assurance. We work with you to resolve any problems that may arise before a file is sent for print production. Our team checks for any potential issues that may affect quality, such as missing fonts, low-resolution images, and incorrect color profiles, among others.

Compliance checking of the PDF output according to specific client requirements or general PDF exchange standards (PDF/X-1a, PDF/X-3, PDF/X-4, SheetCMYK, etc.) is also an integral part of this process. We troubleshoot and inspect problematic PDF files from other sources to prepare them for printing or layout purposes.

Once preflighting is complete, we create a detailed report that outlines any issues found, and the steps taken to resolve them. The information also includes recommendations for improving the document's print quality and ensuring that it meets the desired print standards. With our PDF preflighting and report creation service, you can be confident that the final document will be error-free and optimized for print production.

Quality Control

At Datagrafix, we are committed to providing top-quality typesetting and composition services to our clients. Quality management is an integral part of our typesetting process, and we take great care to ensure that every aspect of our work meets the highest standards.

As part of our quality management process, we perform extensive quality checks on all typeset documents before final delivery to our clients. This includes comparing the typeset output with the original manuscript to ensure that all text, figures, and equations are accurately reproduced. In addition to our in-house quality management process, we also work closely with our clients to understand any specific quality requirements and standards. We are happy to accommodate any custom quality checks that you may require, and we strive to deliver a final product that exceeds your expectations.

Get in touch with us directly and learn more about how we can support you with your typesetting and composition requirements.