This guide will show you how to correctly export a document from Adobe InDesign to be printed, and also how to flatten the layers within Adobe. You can create InDesign documents that have multiple layers, which is useful when you have many elements to work with. For example, an image of your. The InDesign software program included in Adobe’s Creative Suite lets you create professional brochures, books, catalogs and other complex.

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Select the lowest setting to rasterize all the artwork. Flatten the layers there are many?

Flatten Me! I want to be printed!

Please enter a title. I have a InDesign document which contains log of graphics imported linked from Illustrator. Rename or delete a custom transparency flattener preset. Go to original post. Export and import a custom transparency flattener preset.

How to Flatten InDesign Documents

The PDFX file is going to be large. If there is no transparency, it will show gray as below. It’s different from Acrobat 9 and Acrobat X.

Use for quick proofs that will be printed on black-and-white desktop printers, and for documents that will be published on the web. You can do this by selecting a PDF preset that doesn’t flatten. This option is useful for troubleshooting by the service provider. When I export from indesign, I typically choose the “Press Quality” job option to send my files to the printer.


Additionally, you can convert all text and strokes to indesifn when creating a custom preset. Use for final press output, and for high-quality proofs such as separations-based color proofs.

The InDesign software program included in Adobe’s Creative Suite lets you create professional brochures, books, catalogs and other complex electronic documents for publication.

Depending on the complexity of the artwork, you may need to wait a few seconds for the preview image to appear. Rasterizes all objects, including images, vector artwork, text, and gradients, to the specified resolution.

She takes a genuine satisfaction from helping students solve issues and always makes an extra effort to ensure that students have an enjoyable learning experience. Flattening ensures the final print output is the same as what you see on your screen. Affected Graphics InDesign only. Highlights text and strokes that have rasterized fills as a result of flattening. Highlights the objects that are sources of transparency, such as objects with partial opacity including images with alpha channelsobjects with blending modes, and objects with opacity masks.


Flatten transparent artwork in Adobe InDesign

The background appears first then all the graphics in front of it appear. I tried it with clicking the transparency box as well and choose the high resolution setting with no success either. I’ll tell you how you can check the flattening in the PDF file.

Best practices when creating transparency. To minimize stitching problems, select Clip Complex Regions. Select “Default” to use the program’s flattening presets. Enter your email address below: Highlights all strokes that will be outlined if flattened in transparency or because Convert All Strokes To Outlines is selected.

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You can enter the name of an existing preset to edit that preset. Click for PDF copy of the instructions. Flxttened, the Simulate Overprint option converts all spot colors to process color equivalents in the resulting PDF file, so be sure to deselect this option when you create the PDF for final production.

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