Digital File Preparation

Creating PDF Files with InDesign

Use the Press Quality preset that comes with InDesign as a starting point.

Make changes as noted by the red ovals. Every other setting can stay at its original setting.

Compatibility: PDF 1.4 minimum

Deselect Compress Text and Line Art.
Deselect Crop Image Data to Frames.

Indesign export as PDF dialog box

Marks:

Select only Crop Marks and Page Information Offset: .125 inches

Bleed and Slug:

All four boxes should be set to .5 inches

When creating your InDesign document, make sure that any item that is at the edge of the page is extended .125 inches outside the trim edge of your document size.

Indesign export as PDF dialog box

Output:

Color Conversion: No Color Conversion

Indesign export as PDF dialog box


See also:

Digital Files Home Page

Printing Home Page

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