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Old Feb 10th, 2007, 02:49 PM   #1
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High Res Illustrator PDF

Hi everyone. I don't normally make high res PDFs in Illustrator but I have to for a job I'm doing. I just want to make sure I'm doing it right.

Please tell me what you do to create your high res PDF.

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Old Feb 10th, 2007, 03:28 PM   #2
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Hi everyone. I don't normally make high res PDFs in Illustrator but I have to for a job I'm doing. I just want to make sure I'm doing it right.

Please tell me what you do to create your high res PDF.

Thanks!
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Create your document in Illustrator, Save As... Adobe PDF, choose the options you want in the dialog box that comes up. (I'm referring to Illustrator CS2.)
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Old Feb 10th, 2007, 03:59 PM   #3
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Hey Laurie, it depends on whether the end-use is for high-end press or not. Like Gerbill said, it's as easy as "save as" and switch to PDF. Typically I will use the setting "PDF/X-1a:2001" as it seems to be the most standard compliant. And make sure the option to keep Illustrator editing capabilities is set to off - unless absolutely the client needs that ability. Files saved with that option on, typically tend to be ginormous I find.

And yes this is based on version CS2… I can't remember how it was in CS or earlier.
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If the application is CS1 a basic export to PDF will give a file that may not rip (print) sometimes. In the settings for PDF, the font limit is set to 35% when 100% is required. If this is going to print, changing the compression to ZIP, not auto, will make it print better. Both these changes are made in the CS2 version.
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Old Feb 10th, 2007, 05:11 PM   #5
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Illustrator CS1 doesn't have PDX 1a preset. Save your file as pdf, set the pdf in version 1.3. under Compression, leave Do not Downsample.

Make sure all imported / link images are 300 dpi / CMYK.
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Old Feb 13th, 2007, 05:56 AM   #6
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Thanks for your help everyone!!
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