I would try press quality with all the other settings.
Thanks for your response. I actually found that I had the setting on 'high quality print' no 'print for press' and changing this seems to have made it much closer to the orginal size.
It is now only about 1MB smaller...do you think this is something to worry about? 1MB still seems like a lot to me- but again, I am not familar with any of this.
When you create PDF files for print you MUST NOT use High Quality Print, nor Press Quality.
You have to use one of the X-Standards, but you have to communicate to your printer which one is the correct, you have to check:
- Amount of bleed
- Do you need cropping marks, registration marks, etc. Modern printer don't want it.
- Which Outpot color profile/Color Space is needed. Avoid CMYK to CMYK conversion, that means keep numbers, but this would also mean that you use rgb images or cmyk images with the very correct profile.
Embedding a profile into the PDF or not can have a huge influence to the file size.
That's an awfully broad statement Willi. While PDF/X-4 is the most modern
standard, I'd go out on a limb and say that press will work in almost all
I did not say use X4, I sayd use a X-standard according to the specification of the printer.