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Collecting Fonts for Printer

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Sep 23, 2020 Sep 23, 2020

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Is there a way to collect adobe fonts if you are working with a printer that doesn't have Cloud?

Some of our printers are not able to use these fonts.

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Sep 23, 2020 Sep 23, 2020
The short answer is absolutely no! The longer answer is that since you can embed the fonts in the PDF file (preferably a PDF/X-4 file) that you send to the printer, there is no good reason to send any fonts to a print service provider. Printers should be competent enough to perform prepress functions and print directly from properly-prepared PDF files. Sending source files, fonts, and other assets (linked images, artwork, etc.) was and continues to be a recipe for disaster! I will also add...

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The short answer is absolutely no!

 

The longer answer is that since you can embed the fonts in the PDF file (preferably a PDF/X-4 file) that you send to the printer, there is no good reason to send any fonts to a print service provider.

 

Printers should be competent enough to perform prepress functions and print directly from properly-prepared PDF files. Sending source files, fonts, and other assets (linked images, artwork, etc.) was and continues to be a recipe for disaster!

 

I will also add that if your print service provider doesn't have licenses to Adobe Creative Cloud, there is no way that they can deal with your source files created with any even semi-recent version of Adobe application software. Any license to Adobe Creative Cloud or Acrobat Pro DC comes with access to the Adobe Fonts Service.

 

 

- Dov Isaacs, former Adobe Principal Scientist (April 30, 1990 - May 30, 2021)

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