We prefer to receive files from Adobe InDesign in EPS or PDF format. Saving your InDesign document in one of these formats eliminates the need for including the fonts and placed images from your document. If you absolutely must send a file in the native InDesign format, use InDesign's Preflight utility to ensure that all of the fonts are loaded; the images are linked, in the correct format (TIFF or EPS) and in the correct color space (CMYK); and all colors are formatted for CMYK Process. Any problems discovered by Preflight must be corrected before submitting your InDesign document.

To Save as EPS

From the File menu, select Export, EPS Format. On the General Tab, make the following selections:

  • Pages: All
  • Postscript: Level 2
  • Color: CMYK
  • Preview: TIFF
  • Embed Fonts: Complete
  • Data Format: Binary
  • Bleed: 0.125 inches (Top, Bottom, Inside and Outside)

Click on the Advanced Tab, and make the following selections:

  • Images: All
  • OPI: Leave all boxes unchecked
  • Transparency Flattener: Set Style for High Resolution, leave all of the remaining boxes unchecked.

Click on the Export button. InDesign will generate a single EPS file containing your document with all of the fonts and images embedded. Upload this file to Century Press.

To Save as PDF

From the File menu, select Export, Adobe PDF Format. There are several PDF Presets available for use. Select the Press Preset. On the General Tab, make the following selections:

  • Pages: All
  • Compatibility: Adobe 4
  • Standard: None
  • All remaining option boxes should be unchecked.

On the Compression Tab, make the following selections:

  • Color Images: Do Not Downsample
  • Grayscale Images: Do Not Downsample
  • Monochrome Images: Do Not Downsample
  • All option boxes should be unchecked.

On the Marks and Bleeds Tab, make the following selections:

  • Marks: Check the option box for Crop Marks. Leave all other option boxes unchecked.
  • Bleeds: Set to .125 in (Top, Bottom, Left and Right)

On the Advanced Tab, make the following selections:

  • Color: CMYK, remaining option boxes unchecked
  • Fonts: 100%
  • OPI: All option boxes unchecked
  • Transparency Flattener: Set Preset for High Resolution, remaining option boxes unchecked

On the Security Tab, make the follwoing selections:

  • All option boxes unchecked

Click on the Export button. InDesign will generate a single PDF file containing your document with all of the fonts and images embedded. Upload this file to Century Press.

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