Diff between ps file(post script file) to print pdf and indd to print pdf

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May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022

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Hi All,

currently i am making print pdf through the below highlighted process 

indd File to ps File to Print pdf

Now this process is taking too much time to make print PDF

I am looking to change this process like below

indd File to Print pdf file.(by using print preset(distiller we have in job options)

I am looking to skip ps file concept.

can anyone pls suggest me about the causes? if i am not genrating print ps file.

 

Thanks in advance

Anupam 

 

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if i am not genrationg print pdf from post script file

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022

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I don't think I completely understand your question, but there are a lot of reasons NOT to use.ps and distiller. Using that method does not support tranparency, layers or color management, for example.

Have you tried the recommended approach of exporting PDF direct from InDesign?

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May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022

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Have a look at the SnpExportDocAsPDF class in SnpExportDocAsPDF.cpp.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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First of all, yours is an antiquated workflow. You should be Exporting to PDF directly. The PDF format has well surpaseed Postscript in its abilities to render all sorts of modern aspects of a document, most importantly Transparency.

What exactly are you doing that cannot be done by exporting to PDF??

Even if your odd workflow requires using Distiller externally, you still need a Postscript file for that, so, no, you cannot skip that step. Pease describe exactly what you want to accomplish.

 

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If you're sending the PDF to a commercial printer, get the PDF specs from them, normally you'd select PDF/X-4.

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In InDesign workflows avoid PostScript. Do not use EPS nor print to PS/PDF.

If you place graphics use PDF/X-4, avoid PDF/X-1a, X-3 or EPS.

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