Reviewing Transparency Flattener settings


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Reviewing Transparency Flattener settings

As we saw in the InDesign Essential Training title, whenever you have transparency in your documents, it has to get flattened somewhere along the line. In a best-case scenario, you could export an unflattened PDF file, like a PDF/X-4 file, and send that directly to a printer's RIP. This is how the Adobe PDF print engine works, and it's great. The RIP does the flattening and we humans never have to think about it again. But the vast majority of printers on the planet don't support this yet. So we are back to square one. It's got to get flattened somewhere. If you are exporting Acrobat 4 file, like a PDF/ X-1a or PDF/X-3, or you are printing directly from InDesign's print dialog box, or you are making EPS file, then InDesign is doing the flattening. In the majority of cases you could just choose the High Resolution flattener, and you are good to go. But some output providers will want to create there own custom flattener settings for their own particular devices, and th...

Reviewing Transparency Flattener settings
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Reviewing Transparency Flattener settings provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS4 Beyond the Basics

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