Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a print-ready PDF, part of Designing a Business Card.
- Before making my PDF, I'm going to turn on my…overprint preview, just to make sure…there are no unexpected surprises.…I'm also going to turn on my proof colors…for a more accurate representation…of how the colors will look in print.…I'll then come to the file menu and choose, "Save a Copy".…Change the format to Adobe PDF, and I'm just…gonna append the word "final" to the file name.…I want to make sure that the range…is "all", so that I get both art boards.…
The exact settings that you choose…here may vary from print vendor to print vendor.…So, be sure to check with them…about exactly what they require.…But, the standard that I'm using, PDFX1A,…is the most compatible standard,…and it's likely the preset that any printer…will be basing their own presets upon.…So I wanna make sure in the general settings…that "View PDF after Saving" is checked.…And then, in "Marks and Bleeds",…I'm going to turn on "Trim Marks" and "Registration Marks".…
And also, "Document Bleed Settings".…So, those are the settings that I need to change.…
- Examining how layout, typography, and other elements add to a design
- Incorporating imagery
- Choosing paper stock
- Using common business card sizes and formats
- Printing options
- Positioning logos and text
- Preparing a business card for print
Skill Level Beginner
Layout and Composition with InDesignwith Nigel French1h 27m Appropriate for all
1. The Elements of a Business Card
2. Taking a Closer Look at Business Cards
3. Designing a Business Card for a Design Company
4. Designing a Business Card for a Coffee Shop
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