Our Partner Resource Guide is provided to you as a service and a guide. Within this guide, we cover many topics and answer many frequently asked questions, but on the chance that you have additional questions, Printing Partners is always at your disposal to answer your questions.
The printing industry is undergoing a transformation as digital printing becomes more affordable and the quality improves. This new technology is changing the way in which all of us do business. How we prepare our files and how we approach design – all of the old rules just don’t work. We welcome your questions to promote possible savings in time and cost.
Jobs that are sent into Printing Partners should adhere to these guidelines as closely as possible. By meeting these guidelines, there is a greater opportunity to reduce the overall cost of your job, by reducing the amount of time that we spend altering, correcting or preparing your file. And subsequently the faster it will move through our shop.
Printing Partners’ requirements are fairly straight-forward and if you take them into consideration prior to starting the job, they will not be a problem at the completion of your job.
Packaging InDesign Files
In InDesign under the File Menu, select “Package…” A box will appear asking for instructions. This gives you the opportunity to tell us what you need done. This step is not necessary, so you can click Continue. You will then be presented with a dialog box asking you to name the folder to save the elements. At the bottom of the window are a series of check boxes, these are your options of what to collect. The first three check boxes are the most important, Copy Fonts, Copy Linked Images, Update Graphic Links In Package. Click the Save button. Once InDesign is finished, copy this folder to your media or compress (ZIP) the file and send it to us.
Some of the items discussed in this Printing Partners guide are PDF settings, mailing requirements, electronic file submission guidelines, types of folds, types of binding, die cutting, foil stamping, types of varnish and dry ink.
This is a comprehensive guide that can help explain everything we do in PDF format.[– Download our Partners Guide –]