Get some quotations from other firms as soon as you can. Ditch these clowns.
it is not possible...... Because over here, all the regional firms providing the print media solutions use CorelDraw and they dont use much of InDesign....:(
Pray tell, where in the world are you that your regional print firms only accept CorelDraw?
I am a fan of CorelDRAW but this requirement is flat out stupid. If you really can’t find a different printer (something I find that hard to believe) export your InDesign file as EPS and then import it into CorelDRAW as postscript interpreted.
You might want to sacrifice a goat or two to the graphic gods beforehand just to be on the safe side.
Would I loose the quality of the magazine????
Can I just give them the high resolution images exported through InDesign CS5 and they can place them in CorelDraw???
Or, I should give them the EPS file???
please help me.... its my first mega print project and I dont want to be stuck this way....
@Dov Isaacs Sir,
Really Sir, here there are very less ID print service providers...... Over here very few people know about InDesign CS5..... Hence I wish to start an InDesign User Group over here for India Chapter....:)
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I do understand the problem of finding reliable print service providers, no matter where one is located.
What you should be looking for is not a print service provider who takes InDesign documents, but rather, PDF files exported from InDesign. PDF files are now the standard for providing printers with press-ready content. The preferred PDF, especially if your content has any transparency effects (including drop shadows, clipped images, etc.) and/or RGB content, is PDF/X-4 which maintains content at the highest level of abstraction and minimizes any problems associated with color conversions and transparency.
We certainly do encourage you to participate in an InDesign User Group. Go to <http://www.indesignusergroup.com/> for further information on InDesign User Groups or <http://www.indesignusergroup.com/contact/contact_startgroup.php> for information on how to start a new group. (From what I can best determine, there is not yet such a group in India although ironically, Adobe has a very large development organization in Noida, outside of Delhi!)
Sir.... the print service provider uses the plate printing technology...... will the pdf work for them????
and yes sir, will i loose the quality if i gave them the EPS file.....?? Or in worst case high resolution images exported from InDesign itself....
Of course PDF should work. Either the print service provider has a native PDF RIP that directly makes the plate from your PDF file or the print service provider has a PostScript RIP to which PDF can be printed via Acrobat Professional.
Depending upon output settings, the EPS could lose quality.
In general, an PDF file created with PDF/X-4 settings will yield the most reliable and hiqh quality printed output.
CorelDRAW doesn't directly communcate with the RIP any more than Acrobat can communicate PDF to a RIP via PostScript.
I think you need to have a direct discussion with whoever is the technical lead person at your print service provider and not with their salesperson or customer service representative, neither of whom likely understands or can communicate technical requirements.
Obviously, if that "lead" person doesn't "get it" in terms of CorelDRAW versus whatever, you've got real problems in terms of who is doing your work for you.