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Providing Files for Printing:

Building PDF’s in Quark
NOTE a PostScript printer must be set-up to export a PDF

Getting Started:
Create a New Project - Set ‘Page Size’ [Width and Height] to the final trim size, and click “OK”.

Edit Preferences -
On the ‘Menu Bar’ select ‘Edit’/’Preferences’/’PDF’ Under ‘Workflow’ choose “Direct to PDF” and adjust Virtual Memory to 400 MB. Choose ‘Options’ or ‘Default Options’ to continue.

PDF Export Options

  1. Select ‘Hyperlinks’ tab, and uncheck “Include Hyperlinks”.
  2. Select ‘Job Options’ tab, and uncheck “Subset fonts below:” - subsetting causes more problems that it’s worth.
  3. Select ‘Output’ tab, under Color Output choose ‘Type:’ to be “Composite” and ‘Print Colors:’ to be “CMYK” [unless your project contains SPOT color - then this setting should be “DeviceN”] DeviceN allows dielines/keylines to appear on your proof, but not on the final printed project.
  4. Select ‘OPI’ tab, and uncheck the “OPI Active” box and select “OK”.

Building your Layout: Once you have edited for PDF Export you’re ready to create your layout exactly as you have in the past. NOTE: when linking images always use the “Get Picture” function, never use cut and paste for image placement. AND always SAVE during your creative process.

Prepare to Export: On the ‘Menu Bar’ select ‘Utilities’ tab, and choose ‘Usage...’
Select ‘Fonts’ tab, all fonts listed should be followed by either Plain on the Mac or P on the PC. Avoid using Quark stylized formats such as “Bold”, “Italics”, “Underlined”, etc..
Select ‘Pictures’ tab, and confirm status of all placed images is “OK”. Avoid image TYPES other than TIFF and EPS.

Export your Project:
On the ‘Menu Bar’ select ‘File’ and choose ‘Export’/’Layout as PDF...’

 

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