Join William Everhart for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a print-ready PDF, part of Illustrator: Package Design.
…The PDF format was conceived with the print industry in mind.…So, it makes sense that it would be…the most widely accepted file format by print professionals.…Unfortunately, not all PDFs are created the same.…So, care must be taken when preparing your files for professional printing.…Now, follow along as I demonstrate the…proper workflow for creating a print ready PDF.…So here's my file.…I have this Illustrator version, and now I…want to create a PDF version of this document.…
So I'll go to the File menu, and I'm going to choose Save As.…For the format, of course, I'll choose Adobe PDF.…And up here at the top, I'll just give it a different filename.…So let's say hplusPrintReady.…There we go.…I'll point it into my Chapter_8 folder.…And I'm going to click Save.…Now from the top here, I have PDF Preset.…And so, I may have one here that I can use.…If I'm really fortunate, my printer will have one,…and I could actually import it and use it.…
But if the printer doesn't have a preset already built,…maybe they just told me hey, use this Press Quality preset.…
- Choosing a package type
- Determining package size
- Examining design considerations
- Creating a mockup
- Laying out your package design
- Creating your own barcode
- Preparing artwork
- Creating a 3D structure
- Incorporating cutting die CAD
- Creating a print-ready PDF
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Before You Begin
2. Design Considerations
3. Preparing the Package Structure
4. Laying Out Your Design
5. Adding Barcodes
6. Proofing Your Design
7. Working with CAD
Adjusting a dieline4m 34s
8. Preparing Your Design for Printing
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