How to create a PDF/X1-a PDF from InDesign 2020
- artwork guide
- design for print
- graphic design
- How to
Whether you’re a seasoned designer or a newb, follow our guide for Pepper perfect PDF’s.
Need some Help?
If you are new to all this or just short on time, just ask your Pepper representative to book some Studio time* onto your job and we can guide you through step by step to make sure you get the best Pepper experience.
* Studio time is chargeable please ask for costs
General PDF Checklist
• Hi-res images
• Linked files/ Fonts
• PDF/X-1a preset
• Trim marks
• 3mm bleed
Links & Fonts
Ensure all images, graphics and fonts that are used in your document are linked in the links panel.
Variable text such as address, names, amounts etc, is printed using a different process to your base artwork. Please set all variable dummy copy to a spot colour (Pantone Colour) and call the colour ‘Personalisation’.
Unless for Personalised text, please discuss the use of Pantones with your Pepper representative before including them in your artwork.
Please do not export your PDF with colour bars or other printer marks. Your PDF only needs to have trim marks, 3mm bleed and page information.
A note on colour profiles Our uncoated profile is FOGRA29 and our coated profile is FOGRA39. Our system software will automatically convert your artwork to these profiles.