How do I create a PDF file in CMYK?
I've got a business card I'd like to get printed, but I have no idea how to make my .pdf file of the card disply or save in CMYK.
I'm using Adobe Acrobat Pro 6.0.3 and Adobe Acrobat Distiller 6.0.1
Thanks for the guidance!
To output objects in a PDF file as RGB, CMYK, or Grayscale
Choose one of the following from the Output all objects as list box:
- Click File } Publish to PDF.
- Click Settings.
- Click the Advanced tab.
When sending files in PDF format to QuickSmart Signs, please choose CMYK. All our digital printing is CMYK. If you have specific Pantone Colours for your company, please mark the colour name next to and/or below your lettering graphic, image or logo. If you files and artwork are saved in different formats eg.RGB, please send us that file and we shall convert to CMYK for you.
- Native If you want to use ICC profiles to define the CMYK color space of your printer, enable the Apply ICC profile check box and enable a printer profile from the list.
To save a document as a PDF file
Click File } Publish to PDF. From the PDF style list box, choose one of the following:
PDF for document distribution — enables JPEG bitmap image compression, and is best used for general document delivery. These documents can include bookmarks and hyperlinks and can be printed on a laser or desktop printer.
PDF for prepress — enables ZIP bitmap image compression, embeds fonts, and preserves spot color options best designed for high-end quality printing. Consult the service bureau for their preferred settings.
PDF for the Web — enables JPEG bitmap image compression, compresses text, and includes hyperlinks for publishing the document to the World Wide Web.
PDF for editing — enables LZW compression, embeds fonts, and includes hyperlinks, bookmarks, and thumbnails. It displays the PDF file with all the fonts, with all of the images at full resolution, and with hyperlinks, so that you can edit the file at a later date.
PDF/X-1— enables ZIP bitmap image compression, converts all objects to CMYK, and preserves spot color options. This style contains the basic settings for prepress and is the standard format used for ad distribution.
PDF/X-1a — This style is a subset of PDF/X-1. It enables ZIP bitmap compression and converts objects to CMYK, but does not allow encryption or use of OPI references.
PDF/X-3 — This style is a superset of PDF/X-1a. It allows both CMYK and non-CMYK data (such as Lab or Grayscale) in the PDF file.
Locate the folder where you want to save the file.
Type a filename in the File name box.