Technical

There are three primary considerations when designing your video brochure:

  • Screen Size
  • Sequencing & Controls
  • The Printed Carrier

Screen Size

2.4 inch

Resolution: SD 320 x 240
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Battery Options:
1 Hour (Expandable to 2 – 12 Hours)
Touch Screen: No

2.8 inch

Resolution: SD 320 x 240
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Battery Options:
1 Hour (Expandable to 2 – 12 Hours)
Touch Screen: No

4.3 inch

Resolution: SD 480 × 272 HD 800×480 (4.0″)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Battery Options:
2 Hours (Expandable to 3 – 9 Hours)
Touch Screen: Yes

5 inch screen

Resolution: 480 × 272 or HD 800 x 480 NOW WITH IPS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Battery Options:
2 Hours (Expandable to 3 – 9 Hours)
Touch Screen: No

7 inch screen

Resolution:  800 × 480 or HD 1024 x 600 NOW WITH IPS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Battery Options:
1 Hour (Expandable to 2 – 4 Hours)
Touch Screen: Yes

10.1" Screen

Resolution: HD 1024 x 600
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Battery Options:
1 Hour (Expandable to 2 – 12 Hours)
Touch Screen: Yes

– All video brochures are available with either 256Mb, 512Mb, 1Gb, 2Gb or 4Gb of storage.

– We accept video files files in MP4, MOV or AVI file formats.

Programming, Sequencing and Controls:

Each video unit can hold up to six videos in sequence. There are three ways of controlling the functionality of your video brochure:

  • Auto-play on opening: The video loads on opening once a magnetic control switch embedded in the cover is activated; the sequence then plays or loops according to your requirement. As the video is loading a .jpeg image can be displayed, usually a company logo or product shot.
  • Auto-play on opening: The video loads on opening once a magnetic control switch embedded in the cover is activated; the sequence then plays or loops according to your requirement. As the video is loading a .jpeg image can be displayed, usually a company logo or product shot.
  • Touch screen functionality: Both 4.3” and 7” screens have touch screen options.

Artwork Requirements for the Printed Carrier

Video brochures come in standard A6, A5 and A4 sizes either portrait or landscape with varying apertures to accommodate the screen options:

portraitlandscape

Design Checklist

In order to ensure a high quality video brochure is delivered it is important to check artwork conforms to the following design requirements:

  • Each carrier option is provided with a design template. This should be set-up as a layered file (5th colour) in your design program
  • Ideally we would like to receive artwork as a high resolution print-ready .PDF with the design template switched off. We also accept .EPS, InDesign, illustrator and quark files with imbedded images and linked fonts
  • Please ensure all images are a minimum of 300dpi
  • Prior to outputting your .PDF please check that all RGB and special colours (not charged as extra) are converted to four colour process
  • It is essential that a minimum bleed of 3mm is added to all template trim lines
  • Don’t place important text or images within 3mm or trim or crease lines
  • Button placement – ensure buttons are not placed within 1.5cm of the page extent, screen or other buttons
  • Opening image. As the video loads a .jpeg can be shown to avoid a few seconds of white screen. This should be provided at the same resolution and aspect ratio as the screen requirement
  • Upload artwork using our complimentary digital courier
  • If you would like to take advantage of our free recycle and returns programme, please inset the following text on your carrier:

FREEPOST – Curveball Printed Media
42 Woodbourne Avenue
London
SW16 1UU

The proofing proofing process

Hints and tips on sequencing and controlling video brochures.

Design Checklist

In order to ensure a high quality video brochure is delivered it is important to check artwork conforms to the following design requirements:

  • Each carrier option is provided with a design template. This should be set-up as a layered file (5th colour) in your design program
  • Ideally we would like to receive artwork as a high resolution print-ready .PDF with the design template switched off. We also accept .EPS, InDesign, illustrator and quark files with imbedded images and linked fonts
  • Please ensure all images are a minimum of 300dpi
  • Prior to outputting your .PDF please check that all RGB and special colours (not charged as extra) are converted to four colour process
  • It is essential that a minimum bleed of 3mm is added to all template trim lines
  • Don’t place important text or images within 3mm or trim or crease lines
  • Button placement – ensure buttons are not placed within 1.5cm of the page extent, screen or other buttons
  • Opening image. As the video loads a .jpeg can be shown to avoid a few seconds of white screen. This should be provided at the same resolution and aspect ratio as the screen requirement
  • Upload artwork using our complimentary digital courier
  • If you would like to take advantage of our free recycle and returns programme, please inset the following text on your carrier:

FREEPOST – Curveball Printed Media
42 Woodbourne Avenue
London
SW16 1UU

Hints and tips on sequencing and controlling video brochures.