3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 21, 2016 1:33 PM by Willi Adelberger

    Setting for press ready A/W?

    tim cross Level 1

      I was using CS5.5 and pass4press when creating my hires pdf for print.

      But, I am not sure how to add pass4press to Indesign CC and where to put the files, so it runs?

       

      I'm using a Mac

       

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      I went on to the pass4press website and downloaded

       

      Preset

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      Preflight Profile

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      but just don't know where to put them?

       

       

      Also, does any one know the standard for creating press-ready a/w using Indesign CC as I need my files to be flattened, but I don't want white lines on the pdf when it open in Acrobat or Photoshop.

       

       

      Thank You

       

      Tim

        • 1. Re: Setting for press ready A/W?
          BobLevine MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          You cannot flatten the artwork without stitching.

          • 2. Re: Setting for press ready A/W?
            rob day Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            Also, does any one know the standard for creating press-ready a/w using Indesign CC as I need my files to be flattened, but I don't want white lines on the pdf when it open in Acrobat or Photoshop.

            You should get the PDF requirements from the actual printer.

             

            Much of the advice from the site you referenced is outdated. The PDF joboptions file in their link is actually quite bad. It has PDFX1a in its title but the preset does not conform to the PDF/X-1a standard. It also forces a color conversion into Coated FOGRA 39, which may or may not be the correct color profile for the destintion press, and could produce unwanted color conversions.

             

            In general Adobe recommends using the PDF/X-4 preset, which keeps transparency live until output.

             

            Also, does any one know the standard for creating press-ready a/w using Indesign CC as I need my files to be flattened, but I don't want white lines on the pdf when it open in Acrobat or Photoshop.

            You should only flatten if the printer explicitly requires it.

            • 3. Re: Setting for press ready A/W?
              Willi Adelberger Most Valuable Participant

              The stitching lines are invisible when the file is printed.

              But why would anyone open a PDF from InDesign for print in Photoshop. Never do that.

               

              If you need a PDF to use in Photoshop, export as PDF/X-4 and there are also various scripts to convert InDesign files to layered Photoshop files.