How to Make a Print-Ready PDF


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Making a print-ready PDF

So, I have preflighted my magazine cover document using the Preflight Profile created in the previous movie, we have no errors, and we are now ready to make a print-ready PDF to send to the commercial printer. The exact PDF settings you choose will vary according to how and where your cover will be printed. As I mentioned in an earlier movie, a very useful tool is the telephone. Talk to--or better still--meet in person your printer to discuss the needs of your project, including expectations and costs.

To create the PDF, I am going to use a slightly modified version of the PDF/X-1a standard. The PDF/X standards have been created to ensure predictable and consistent printing in a professional print environment. PDF/X-1a is the standard recommended by the Professional Publishers Association or PPA, a publishing industry body which promotes best practice in the UK magazine industry. It ensures that all colors in the InDesign document are converted to CMYK colors using the CMYK working space as defin...

Making a print-ready PDF
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Making a print-ready PDF provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Designing a Magazine Cover

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Design
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Illustrator InDesign Photoshop
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