Creating "bulletproof" press-ready PDF files


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Creating "bulletproof" press-ready PDF files

Many times people send PDF documents for final printing, but the reality is that a PDF itself is simply a wrapper. Meaning that a PDF itself is only as good as what's inside of it. For example, if you put a low resolution RGB image into a PDF and you send it to a printer for high resolution output, just because you have made it a PDF file doesn't mean it's not going to print beautifully and not have any color shifts at a high resolution. In fact, that's why many engineers refer to PDF as a garbage-in, garbage-out format. So therefore just creating a PDF file is not enough. You need to make sure that when you are creating a PDF file, that you are actually creating a good PDF file. For example, you want to make sure that all the fonts are embedded. You want to make sure that any RGB content is converted to CMYK.

An additional concern is also transparency. PDF itself can't contain live transparency in an unflattened state, but there are actually different versions of P...

Creating "bulletproof" press-ready PDF files
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Creating "bulletproof" press-ready PDF files provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS4 Beyond the Basics

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Design
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Illustrator
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