Production with Print-Ready PDF
Streamline your printing and copying process
Get reliable and consistent outputs
Eliminate platform and application dependencies
Centers is constantly working on improving our ability to
produce reliable and consistent digital documents for our
customers. In the past, we have received customer files in
their native file format. These files can have various problems
such as missing fonts or graphics, incompatible software versions
between The Copy Centers and our customers, or large file size that
is difficult to submit.
Document Format (PDF), developed by Adobe Systems Inc., is
a universal file format that preserves all of the fonts, formatting,
colors, and graphics of any source document. This provides
a means to easily and effectively deliver or communicate information
of any type to others regardless of system platform, application
or media. Print shops, newspaper chains, Associated Press,
and others who serve in the digital imaging and publishing
industry have adopted PDF as a standard for distributing documents.
Also, many corporations, universities, and government agencies
around the world are adopting PDF as the preferred method
of document distribution and archiving.
days, most print originals are passed on to printshops in
the form of files from layout and graphics applications, such
as QuarkXpressT, Adobe PageMakerT, and Adobe IllustratorT.
These files that The Copy Centers receives in native format can often
lead to difficulties such as missing illustrations or fonts,
incompatibility between different program versions, or accidental
changes. Some users choose to transfer PostScript® files,
but this is also not problem-free. PostScript data can contain
device-specific commands that can make output impossible.
Moreover, PostScript files are usually very large and thus
difficult to transfer.
an alternative way of submitting files. It produces reliable,
consistent and predictable results. In particular, they reduce
or eliminate delays from missing components or unstable files.
In basic terms, when a document is converted into a PDF file
format, you have a resulting document that looks identical
to a printout of your original document. Also, a PDF is easier
to navigate through and is usually smaller in file size than
a summary of the many benefits offered by Adobe PDF file format:
Complete - They contain all the fonts, graphics,
and page layout information necessary to display or print
your file exactly as it was designed.
- PDF supports a variety of compression methods to create
a smaller file for easier transmission and faster printing
while retaining image quality.
- One of the main advantage of Adobe PDF is that is it platform
and device independent. PDF files can be viewed on any computing
platforms (i.e. Macintosh®, Windows®, Linux, Unix®, or OS/2®)
and printed on any Adobe PostScript 3 output device with
- Acrobat Distiller interprets the original PostScript,
creating a cleaner, more reliable PostScript for output.
Creating a PDF file requires setting up your system with
a PostScript printer. Follow the simple steps outlined to
setup your system with the necessary
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