Quick question: Illustrator & PDF's.

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by definitive, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. definitive macrumors 68000


    Aug 4, 2008
    I'm about to send out a file for print. It contains outlined text and a couple of 300dpi cmyk jpeg's (embedded). I'm saving the file in Illustrator CS4 as a PDF for High Quality Print (Acrobat 5), and the rest of the tabs are set as default (as per printer). Is it ok to uncheck "preserve illustrator editing capabilities" if it's only going to be printed, and not edited? Reason I ask is that the file comes out to be about 13mb if I don't, and 3mb if I uncheck it (easier to attach in email). Will it still remain a high quality print file after this?

  2. Hansr macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2007
    Yes, it will just flatten it basically. The only issue would be some printers complaining about not being able to fix margins etc if the ones you supply are off.
  3. dlmui macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2011
    Yes, I usually uncheck the option "preserve illustrator editing capabilities".

    My colleague even taught me to save the file under "press quality" which is still hi-res but in much smaller file size.
  4. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
    you are fine ... the most common reason the printer calls back is if the bleed is missing.

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