Skip to content

Print Help-Adobe-InDesign

October 13, 2011

http://www.printrunner.com/Help-Adobe-InDesign.aspx

Step 1: Creating a New Document

After launching your InDesign application,

  • Choose File > New > Document… (See Figure 1)
  • Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl+N for PC users, Cmd+N for Mac users

Figure 1

Figure 1

When the New Document window appears, (See Figure 2)

  • Set the Width & Height of your artwork to the final size of the product you are creating. You can refer to this table for a quick list of product dimensions.
  • Set the Bleed to 1/8″ (0.125) on all four side of the artwork. This will allow an extra 1/8″ (0.125″) on each side of the card, which will be trimmed after the printing is complete. Please see more information about bleeds below.

Figure 2

Figure 2

Step 2: Exporting your Files

When you have completed your design, and checked it against the guidelines above, proceed with the steps below.

To export your files, choose File > Export…

When the Export window appears, (See Figure 3)

  • Enter a name for your file.
  • Choose a location to save the PDF.
  • Select Adobe PDF from the Format dropdown.
  • Click Save.

Figure 3

Figure 3

Once you click the Save button, the Export Adobe PDF window will appear (See Figure 4)

  • Choose Press Quality from the Adobe PDF Preset dropdown
  • From the General tab, find the Pages section and select All.
  • If your document is a catalog, calendar, or any document with more than 4 pages, please leave the Spreads checkbox unchecked.

Figure 4

Figure 4

From the Compression tab (See Figure 5)

  • Under Compression options , select Do Not Downsample and Compression:None for all three image types.
  • Check the Compress Text and Line Art and Crop Image Data to Frames checkboxes.

Figure 5

Figure 5

From the Marks and Bleeds tab (See Figure 6)

  • Under Marks options, check the Crop Marks checkbox and set the Offset to at least 0.1 in.
  • Under the Bleed and Slug options enter 0.125 in for each side of the document. (Note: This should already be set properly from the New Document window in Step 1.)

Figure 6

Figure 6

From the Output tab (See Figure 7)

  • Under Color options, select No Color Conversion from the Color Converstion dropdown.
  • Click the Ink Manager… button.

Figure 7

Figure 7

From the Ink Manager window (See Figure 8)

  • Check the All Spots to Process checkbox, and click the OK Button. (Note: PrintRunner does not print spot colors unless you have placed a custom order through our Sales Department. Click Here to request a quote.)
  • Click the OK button.

Figure 8

Figure 8

Back in the Export Adobe PDF window, we recommend saving these export settings as a new Preset (See Figure 9)

  • Click the Save Preset… button at the lower left side of the window
  • Enter a Name for the preset (Example: PR_HiRes), and click the OK Button.
  • Click the Export button, to complete the PDF Export process.

Figure 9

Figure 9

We recommend you open your PDF and check that it was created correctly before submitting to PrintRunner.

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: