Creating accurate PDFâ€™s for print production can be as easy as 1,2,3. Step 1: Make PDF Creation Profile Step 2: Generate PDF from your favorite layout program Step 3: Upload your PDF to Quality Printing for high quality, accurate production.
PDF Specifications and Guidelines for Prinergy PDF Specifications and Guidelines for Prinergy
Adobe QuarkCS 6 Suite
The following parameters for PDF output are based on recommendations from Quality Printing for input in the Prinergy workflow. These settings are based upon our settings we use to process files. These settings work well with spot color or process color jobs, with or without transparency. The following screen shots are taken from InDesign CS3 on the Macintosh platform. Follow the subsequent steps if you would like to use these settings for your standard pdf production files. Under the File drop down menu select Adobe PDF Presets 4Define... Select New and set the following parameters in the appropriate preference tabs. Enter a Preset Name: in the field. Quality Printing Select the following from the drop down menus. Standard: None Compatibility: Acrobat 5 (PDF 1.4) From the menu on the left, choose General. In the Pages area, items can be set as needed for desired output. The remainder of items should be unchecked in Options and Include areas. Select Compression from the menu on the left.
Compression The following options should be as follows: Color Images Bicubic Downsampling to 300 pixels per inch Compression: JPEG Image Quality: Maximum Grayscale Images Bicubic Downsampling to Compression: Image Quality: Monochrome Images Do Not Downsample Compression:
300 pixels per inch JPEG Maximum
CCITT Group 4
Check Compress Text and Line Art Check Crop Image Data to Frames Select Marks and Bleeds from the menu on the left.
Marks and Bleed Marks Check Crop Marks Type: Default Weight: .25 pt Offset: .125 in. Uncheck ALL other boxes under Marks. Bleed and Slug Uncheck Use Document Bleed Settings Bleed: Top: .125 in Left: .125 in Bottom: .125 in Right: .125 in Uncheck Include Slug Area Select Output from the menu on the left. Output
Color Color Conversion:
No Color Conversion
Everything else in this area should be grayed out. PDF/X Output Intent Profile Name: Working CMYK â€“U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) V2â€? Everything else in this area should be grayed out. Select Advance from the menu on the left.
Advanced Fonts Subset fonts when percent of characters used is less than: 100%
All options in the OPI area are greyed out. All options in the Transparency Flattener are greyed out. All options in Job Definition Format (JDF) are unchecked. Click
The profile will now be available under the export command in InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.