I have created a 68pp magazine using InDesign CS5.5, I now need to get this to the printers. They apparently need it as a PDF, but I have created as 1,2,3,4,5, etc in pages, if they are to print this and its exported as a PDF will this be correct format for them? What will printing both side of paper I mean.
I can choose Export>Adobe PDF(Print) and change the PDF Preset before, so in this case should I choose
'High Quality Print', 'Press Quality', 'X-1a:2001' and so on ?
There is also the option to 'Package' but I don't think this give a PDF.
Bascially I need this to be the best quality printable PDF file that I can, what is the BEST option to choose for this?
Also the front page is an image which is 3mm larger all round than the A5 sizing, do i actually need to do anything with this, add guides or something so that its correctly cut when printed?
Hope these make sense.
Exporting a PDF as single pages is exactly what you want to do. The printer should tell you waht settings to use, however, not us. If they can't or won't do that, the safest bet is probably PDF/X-1a. Be sure to include bleed in your export settings, and crop marks. If you didn't add bleed in the document setup, you must enter it manually inthe export dialog, else just "use document bleed settings."