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I have a brochure created in InDesign. It is a two color job ready to go to press. My printer doesn't have InDesign, what file can I give him to print from? How can I export InDesign to the appropriate file type? -- Seth Meranda smeranda<at>unlnotes<dot>unl<dot>edu...

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    I have a brochure created in InDesign. It is a two color job ready to go to
    press. My printer doesn't have InDesign, what file can I give him to print
    from? How can I export InDesign to the appropriate file type?

    --
    Seth Meranda
    smeranda<at>unlnotes<dot>unl<dot>edu





    Majicman17@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Export to PDF using the press settings. If the printer won't take that
    find another printer.

    Bob

    Robert_Levine@adobeforums.com Guest

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    I was told by the printer that would not work because "the pdf screens the
    colors". Is this true?

    --
    Seth Meranda
    smeranda<at>unlnotes<dot>unl<dot>edu




    <Robert_Levineadobeforums.com> wrote in message
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    > Export to PDF using the press settings. If the printer won't take that
    > find another printer.
    >
    > Bob
    >

    Majicman17@adobeforums.com Guest

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    The printer is an idiot. Find a new one.

    Bob

    Robert_Levine@adobeforums.com Guest

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    [email]Majicman17adobeforums.com[/email] wrote in
    news:ABD2D2E21CF3BF6EBAFF4C2B1F059C14in.webx.la2e afNXanI:
    > I was told by the printer that would not work because "the pdf
    > screens the colors". Is this true?
    This is not true. But if your printer thinks this is true, it does not
    bode well for his ability to properly print a PDF. Do you have the
    choice of using a different printer?
    Guy_Smiley@adobeforums.com Guest

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    > I was told by the printer that would not work
    > because "the pdf screens the colors". Is this true?
    Thinking of companies with rather actual technic like our company with a
    workflow entirely based on PDF files, I can only second the advices of Bob
    and Guy.

    Jens


    Jens Schulze Guest

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    There may have been miscommunication: the printer may have said the pdf screens the colors with the idea that he could not print spot color separations. He may have only offered process color printing because he was unable or unknowing of how to print separations from Acrobat. As already well advised, run away from this printer.

    If you are stuck with the printer, you can print your own separations to a virtual PostScript printer and then distill that to a PDF. A pre-separated PDF should print from the free Adobe Reader.
    Jim_Oblak@adobeforums.com Guest

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    I recommend using distiller for PDF that you want to give to printers. I think IDCS ability to export to PDF is excellent, but still not as good as what PS files distilled with Distiller. This would be in the area of fonts and spot colors transparency issues. Most of the time it works perfect exporting, but there are a few times that where distiller just does it better.

    Bryce
    Bryce_Steiner@adobeforums.com Guest

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    I was told by the printer that would not work because "the pdf screens
    the colors". Is this true?




    LOL, where do they find these people?
    Gabriel_Ayala@adobeforums.com Guest

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    They are not better. They are however better suited for blind file
    transfers when you don't know who the printer is...such as newspaper ads.

    Under any other cirstance I highly recommend exporting to Acrobat 5
    PDF where transpanency will be maintained and flattened at the latest
    possible stage of the process.

    Bob

    Robert_Levine@adobeforums.com Guest

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