2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 14, 2015 3:42 PM by Peter Spier

    Best way to prepare files for a professional printer


      We develop documents in InDesign. Sometimes we get the docs printed by professional printing houses. What is the best way to prepare files for a printer?


      Option 1) Simply save a press-quality PDF and send it out


      Option 2) Save a Package in InDesign with a fonts folder, IDML, InDesign and press-quality PDF


      I noticed that when we do option 2, the InDesign file in the package is much smaller (file size) than our original InDesign file. Why is this? Is it an issue to provide a printer the smaller InDesign file?