Here are our recommendations for saving a high-quality print file from InDesign.
Don't Forget Linked Fonts and Images
It's important to include all linked images and fonts used in the file. Like all high-end page layout programs, the fonts and images that are used in the file are externally "linked" to the InDesign file. When opened for design, you only see low-resolution version of the images, but when printing (or print to PDF), InDesign will access the original high-res image files so that the output is the best quality.
How to Save High Quality Print PDFs
- Click File > Adobe PDF Presets > High Quality Print
- Browse and click Save. This will open the Export Adobe PDF window.
- Make sure the Spreads boxes are NOT checked.
- If you have built the document with crop or bleed marks, in the Export Adobe PDF window, click on the Marks and Bleeds section on the left.
- In the Marks section, select the Crop Marks check box.
- In the Bleed and Slug Section, type 0.125" in all of the Bleed Fields.
- Click Export
Next, all you have to do is upload to Mimeo Print! (Here's how to do that.)