I have a PDF file which has been produced in Indesign (it may originally have been created in Illustrator or Photoshop).
On opening the PDF most of the vector parts of the file are not true lines but seem to be rectangles or the outer edges of a line in this particular case 0.105mm's apart.
I have noticed this before with PDF's and it is very frustrating.
I am trying to create a dieline from these files and if I tried to create a cutting die from this, the laser would create an unholy mess when it tried to burn.
Is there some kind of setting that makes sure the PDF is created with true vector lines?
If anyone could shed some light on this I would be most grateful.
Many Thanks in advance,
You’d need to go back to the original artwork. For all we know those objects were actually drawn that way.
(what bob says) ....and (if it had transparency) what flattener presets were applied ie: convert strokes to outlines...
Bob & Grant, thanks for taking the time to reply.
Could you please just give me one more piece of information.
I am so far down the food chain from whoever is doing the Artwork, I get very little say in how this is created.
Is there one instruction I can pass back up the line to the Designers that could give me at least a fighting chance of having a decent single line file to make my dielines?
I am a CAD guy so I have no concept of what the Designers are doing in Illustrtator, Indesign or Photoshop.
Thanks again in advance.