Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video PDF for commercial printing, part of InDesign: Print PDFs.
…Creating a good PDF that you can send to a printer isn't that hard but from…what I hear from printers around the world,…a lot of people have trouble with it.…There are even programs that you can buy such as InFocus Instant PDF…that automate the process but I want you to be able to make great…PDFs that your printer will be happy with, so I'm going to do a…quick run through of what I think about when exporting a press ready PDF.…I have my brochure document open from the exercise files here and the…first thing I'm always going to do is try to talk with the printer.…
I want to be clear with them about what I'm going to be sending.…I have a tri-fold brochure, I've got colors, an…image that bleed off the side of the page.…I've set up tri-fold so that the third panel, this one on the left,…is actually slightly narrower than the others,…so that when it gets folded it will…fold in properly and not get all bound up and I'm telling all of this…to them and I'm making sure that we're on the same page, as it were.…I tell them that I'm going to be sending them a PDF and…
- Comparing the Export vs. Distiller workflows
- Using Adobe PDF presets
- Adjusting image compression
- Creating a hybrid print/screen PDF
- Keeping your PDF file size small
- Batching exporting PDFs
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: Why can't I open the exercise files?
A: If you cannot open the files, try the IDML file, as David explains in the third movie of the course.