Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video Sending InDesign die-cut files to the printer, part of Print Production Essentials: Embossing, Foil Stamping, and Die Cutting.
I'm finished with this job and I'm ready to send it to the printer.…And what they want is a PDF that they'll use as just sort of a visual reference,…sort of the equivalent to the old sending printed lasers.…And then of course they want my application files.…They want my InDesign file and all the support art that I need to make that…InDesign file print. Now some printers will ask you to send a…print ready PDF but, even then, they might want to have your application files just…in case they need to change anything. So for my printer, I just need a high…quality print PDF and, then, my application files.…
So to create my PDF, I'm just going to go to File > Adobe PDF Presets, choose the…High Quality Print. And it's going to go in my folder that I'm…creating to gather up all the files I'm sending to the printer.…The Optimized for Fast Web View and Create Tag PDF options honestly have no bearing…on what it looks like on screen. How fast the PDF is made.…I just always un-check those. I do want to make sure though that it…
- Understanding how dies are created: hand-engraved, machined, or photo-engraved
- Preparing files for die-cutting
- Choosing appropriate stock
- Creating artwork for single- or multi-level embossing
- Checking proofs
- Examining a cutting die
- Handling a complex bleed
Skill Level Intermediate
InDesign CS5: Print Production Guidelineswith James Wamser1h 34m Intermediate
Photoshop CS5: Prepress and Printingwith Taz Tally4h 1m Intermediate
1. Embossing Basics
2. Manufacturing Considerations
3. Preparing Artwork for Embossing
4. Foil Stamping
5. Die Cutting Basics
6. Designing Die Cutting in Illustrator
Handling a complex bleed6m 57s
7. Designing Die Cutting in InDesign
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