Preparing a file for printing may seem like a simple process, but it requires a little care and attention to keep everything running smoothly. If you are going to need crop marks and bleeds, the process will be a bit more complex, but not impossible. Leandro Rodrigues (@leon_0), a graphic designer and art director who has been working in the field for more than 10 years, teaches you step by step how to prepare a file simply and efficiently.
He explains it to you in the video below: Step 1: Access the menu File > Export or Cmd/Ctrl + E InDesign Tutorial: How to Create a Printable PDF 4 Step 2: Choose the Adobe PDF (print) option, and then click Save InDesign Tutorial: How Banner Design to Create a Printable PDF 6 Step 3: In the Export Adobe PDF window, click Marks and bleeds to choose the settings you need.
You can choose each of them independently, depending on the project. InDesign Tutorial: How to Create a Printable PDF 8 Important information: Crop Marks: Indicate where the printer needs to trim and define the edges of the paper; Bleed marks: they are the leftovers of the image that will be cut once it is printed; Registration Marks: Used for printer alignment; Color bars: they are used to correctly calibrate the colors of your file.