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Creating PDF files

We recommend using ‘High Quality Print’ instead of ‘Press Quality Print’ (though they will both work) as ‘Press Quality Print’ converts the document to the CMYK colour model for print production. In our print workflow we can make use of the expanded gamut that RGB colour provides on many of our presses (which in some cases have six colours)ensuring brighter results.

Adobe Photoshop 

Because Photoshop is unable to create a pdf file with crop and bleed, please build in the bleed to the canvas size (create your page size at least 2mm larger in all directions than your finished piece).
a) In the layers palette menu click ‘Flatten Image'
b) Image > Save as. Set format to Photoshop PDF. Click ‘Save’
c) Use ‘High Quality Print’ Adobe PDF preset.
d) Click Save PDF

Word or PowerPoint in Windows

Ensure that you have Acrobat installed on your computer:


a) Open your file
b) Go to the Acrobat tab and, under Preferences, set the conversion settings to 'High Quality Print'
c) Click the Create PDF button from the Acrobat tab

Adobe InDesign


a) File > Export. Set format to Adobe PDF. Click Save
b) Select the ‘High Quality’ Print Adobe PDF preset.
C) Click Export

Adobe Illustrator


a) Convert all text to outlines. Select > All Type > Create outline
b) File > Save as. Set format to Adobe PDF. Click Save
c) Use ‘Print Quality’ Print Adobe PDF preset. 
d) Click Save PDF