|In Indesign, this is not going to print from your desktop printer. |
This is where you specific the settings your Book Printer will need.
|Here you will see what to select.|
This is the first page,of the PRINT set up for the PostScript
At the second page of PRINT preset, SET UP, these are the settings.
Under Setup: Paper Size select: CUSTOM
At Width and Height: You need to know your book size here PLUS the margins and bleed areas.
Example: For my children's picture books which are 8.5" x 11" I would put 8.75" x 11.5"
At Orientation select: Portrait
At Scale select: 100% for both Width and Height and CHECK the box at Constrain Proportions
At Page Positioning: Centered
Marks and Bleeds
Here, Nothing needs to be add.
Next, at OUTPUT
COLOR select: Composite CMYK
UNDER FLIP select: NONE
GRAPHICS, under Images: Send Date select: ALL
AT FONTS: and under DOWNLOAD select: Complete
Then CHECK the box next to: Download PPD Fonts
At Postscript select: Level 3
Select at Data Format: Binary
At Options: Color Handling - Let InDesign Determine Colors
And at PRINTER PROFILE - Document CMYK - U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2
Check on: OPI Image Replacement
At Transparency Flattener: Preset select: [High Resolution]
At Ignore Spread Overrides: DO NOT check the box
Then Select: PRINT
The file will be saved to your computer. Make sure you have set up before hand where on your computer you want this file to go.
Now I convert the PostScript file to a PDF using the settings my printer provided using Adobe Acrobat 9 Standard program.
For my print company I use Adobe Acrobat 9 Standard with a distiller to make the Postscript file into the compressed PDF file the company needs.
I open Adobe Acrobat 9. At the top I select ADVANCED the PRINT PRODUCTION: the Acrobat Distiller
When Acrobat Distiller opens, I select at Default Settings: and pick: PDF/X-1a2001 which is the format the print company wants. I go to FILE: OPEN: and find your PostScript file and click on it.
The file opens in Distiller and Distiller makes the correct PDF file.
Each of the FONTS in the document show have the words, (Embedded Subset) or (Embedded) next to the FONTS name. FONTS should be embedded here if you chose fonts recommended by the print company. If the FONTS are not embedded I have to go back to Indesign, to the original file and chose fonts that will be match those that my printer required.
Note: I don't discuss kerning here. I do kern for my books but I'm not comfortable describe it to you.
Here is am excellent article from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire I think will help. Scroll down to: Working with Kerning
To return to Part I: http://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2013/02/how-i-make-my-picture-books-part-i_8924.html
To return to Part II:http://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2013/02/how-i-make-my-picture-books-part-ii.html
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