4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 3, 2014 8:40 AM by John Mensinger

    Why would a commercial printer ask for Illustrator native files instead of InDesign files?

    aprillarson

      Why would a commercial printer ask for Illustrator native files instead of InDesign files?

       

      For example, We create 32 hang tags for the same brand. Each hang tag looks identical except for a color bar calling out the different fits. We set the files up in InDesign with a Master Page congaing all the similar artwork. This process saves us a lot of time when making changes to the entire package of hang tags. So my question is... why can't the printer use InDesign. They are saying they convert our InDesign files to Illustrator before printing.