How to prepare PDFs for Greenerprinter using Adobe® Illustrator®

Adobe Illustrator
How to Create PDFs For GreenerPrinter Using Adobe Illustrator:

Note: Downloadable Illustrator templates for many single-page documents are available on our templates page. These helpful templates contain bleed and trim marks, as well as folding marks where required. Bleed requirements are slightly different for "Self-service" products. Please download the appropriate self-service template and follow the PDF instructions it contains.

If your document uses any Illustrator effects such as transparency or drop shadows, go to "Transparency Flattener Presets" (under the "Edit" menu), and select "High Resolution."

Follow the steps below, matching the screen captures:

Step 1: "Save As..." Adobe Illustrator PDF instructions 1
Step 2: Select PDF as Format, select destination folder Adobe Illustrator PDF instructions 2
Step 3: For "Adobe PDF Preset" select "Press Quality." Set Compatibility to "Acrobat 6 (PDF 1.5)" (or higher). Adobe Illustrator PDF instructions 3
Step 4: Click on "Marks and Bleeds" and apply .125" bleed on all sides. Adobe Illustrator PDF instructions 4
Step 5: Click "Save PDF". Your PDF will be saved into the location you specified in step 2, ready to upload!


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