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Save / Export Settings for Illustrator

Save as a PDF

Please download and use our Adobe PDF Export Settings.
Or follow the next steps to export your PDF.

Go to File -> Save As -> Select Adobe PDF Format

Choose a location to save your PDF

General

Set Compatibility to Acrobat 5 (PDF 1.4), Select "Embed Page Thumbnails," "Optimize for Fast Web View," and "Create Tagged PDF." Be sure all other options are off.

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Compression

Set all images to "Not Downsample", set image compression to "None", do not compress text and line art, and be sure "crop image data to frames" is selected.

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Marks & Bleed

Do not select any marks, these are not needed as the pdf will be created at correct print size. Be sure that NO bleed is selected (bleed is already accounted for by using our templates).

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Output

Set Color Conversion to "No Color Conversion."

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Advanced

Some options are grayed-out. Please subset fonts and DO NOT use OPI or JDF Options.

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Security and Summary

Please DO NOT apply security to your PDF file. We will be unable to open it unless you supply us with the password.
You may skip "Summary".

Click "Export" and a PDF will be exported.

SAVE AS an eps or ai file

Follow the settings below for best results when sending an eps or ai file

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After generating PDF files (or saving an eps or ai), you may send them to us on disk (Zip or CD) or upload them over the internet.

Be sure to compress your files prior to sending them over the internet.

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