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SVG image is suitable for Print or not

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Aug 25, 2020

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Hi

 

We want some information about SVG

1. Whether SVG images can import in InDesign?

2. Whether SVG image is suitable for Print as EPS, AI, Jpeg and Tiff?

3. We know SVG can support in Web but i want to know it is suitable for Print?

4. Some Merits and Demerits of SVG?

 

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Jayesh

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Correct answer by John Mensinger | Adobe Community Professional

SVG exists as a "deployment" format to enable scalability for responsive on-screen design, and there are a lot of variables when the format is written to a file.

 

If you're designing for print, SVG is an inferior choice due to those variables and their potential to limit re-read integrity and editability. InDesign supports the Placing of native Illustrator formats that retain full editability, so by comparison, a workflow that reduces that editability factor is "destructive" in practice.

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SVG image is suitable for Print or not

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Hi

 

We want some information about SVG

1. Whether SVG images can import in InDesign?

2. Whether SVG image is suitable for Print as EPS, AI, Jpeg and Tiff?

3. We know SVG can support in Web but i want to know it is suitable for Print?

4. Some Merits and Demerits of SVG?

 

Regards

Jayesh

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by John Mensinger | Adobe Community Professional

SVG exists as a "deployment" format to enable scalability for responsive on-screen design, and there are a lot of variables when the format is written to a file.

 

If you're designing for print, SVG is an inferior choice due to those variables and their potential to limit re-read integrity and editability. InDesign supports the Placing of native Illustrator formats that retain full editability, so by comparison, a workflow that reduces that editability factor is "destructive" in practice.

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Hi Jayesh,

test this yourself. Place SVG files in InDesign.

 

Also see into my linked reply describing a bug if you are using SVG graphics saved from Adobe Illustrator:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/now-import-svg-in-indesign/m-p/10717683#M159403

 

Export to PDF/X-4 for example.

 

See how black text or black strokes and fills are doing if you convert to CMYK.

Use InDesign's Separation Preview, use Acrobat's Print Production > Output Preview after you exported to PDF/X-4.

 

SVG is RGB only. If you need this for e.g. offset printing consider some rework with e.g. Adobe Illustrator.

Also consider editing SVG code if you want a correct width and height.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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SVG exists as a "deployment" format to enable scalability for responsive on-screen design, and there are a lot of variables when the format is written to a file.

 

If you're designing for print, SVG is an inferior choice due to those variables and their potential to limit re-read integrity and editability. InDesign supports the Placing of native Illustrator formats that retain full editability, so by comparison, a workflow that reduces that editability factor is "destructive" in practice.

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