Can they print from PDF? Can you find a printer who can?
Our recommendation at Adobe is to export a PDF/X-4 file from InDesign and send that to printers. Source files, such as InDesign documents (and the required digital imagery and fonts) should only be required by a printer if the content creator is not competent to create proper PDF files.
A printer that only accepts files from CorelDRAW (a Windows-only illustration program targetted for the budget end-user market) would hardly be considered by anyone in the print industry as a “professional printer” – sounds like a rank amateur that cannot afford modern content creation and workflow software.
@Dov, sorry. But there are places on Earth where upgrading to a more modern workflow just isn't going to happen either by choice, or more often than not, because of the dollars required. I have dealt with a few India printers that either use CD (nice dig at Corel, btw) or Illy. Just the way it is.
@srikanth977, all the printers I have dealt with that use an older workflow and equipment that use CD or Illy for output have accepted PDFs. Also, all of them have desired PDFX-1a PDFs without crop marks, color bars, etc. So check with your printer. They then add those features when they print.
Best regards, Mike
Dov! It's not always a matter of choice. We regularly send files to printers in Africa where they commonly request formats alternative to your high-dollar choices. Although I think Corel is expensive. Or it used to be, so your guess...
As the old saying goes, you get what you pay for.
Yes, but the point I was trying to make—piggy-backing Mike's answer—is that sometimes you get what you can afford, and do the best you can with it.