Marks & Bleeds Check Crop Marks, Bleed Marks, and Use Document Bleed Settings.
Viewing Check Video PDF after Exporting to be sure that your PDF file looks correct.
Make sure to open your PDF in Acrobat.
When you open your two files in Acrobat, this is what they should look like
If you want the inside of your cover to be something other than the paper color, make sure your cover file has two pages. The inside of the front cover is on the left and the inside of the back cover is on the right.
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If you have further questions about file setup, please contact us by email or by scheduling a consultation.
PDF documents can be exported using many different settings depending on the desired output destination (print, web, working file, etc.).
There are many ways to create a PDF file, but not all of them work well for professional printing and/or file sharing. The way in which you create a PDF can dramatically alter the quality of your printing.
The Imaging Center recommends using PDF/X-1a for most print submissions.
All transparency and layers are flattened
Spot colors are maintained
RGB content is converted to CMYK
This is a newer PDF standard that takes advantage of modern prepress processes.
Retains live transparency & layers
Retains CMYK, RGB, LAB, and spot colors
Intended for workflows that support live transparencies
Definitely worth trying to use!
Recommended Changes to Settings
Marks & Bleed: Only include crop & bleed marks if the file set up for that item requires it. Click ‘Use Document Bleed Settings’ to include previously setup bleed, usually should be set to 0.125″(1/8″)
Output Color Conversion: Change to No Conversion & Include all Profiles