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How to Create a One-Time, Reusable PDF Set-Up
Here are PDF settings for both Quark and InDesign that, when used by our customers, will setup the PDF correctly for commercial printing. These job options correctly set color conversion, image compression, fonts, transparency, etc. We've seen other PDF job options settings add too much black when converting for example, resulting in muddy images. Keep in mind you should not place your large images into your layout at a small percentage. We've found that in some instances, this can introduce a moiré pattern into the image. You should first resize them to the correct physical size in Photoshop or LinkOptimizer before placing them, if you are placing them at less than 80% of their size.
Print Settings to make PDFs out of InDesign/Illustrator/Photoshop.
To add these settings to InDesign/Illustrator/Photoshop:
Print Settings to make PDFs out of Quark
To add these settings to Quark: