Before You Begin
Ensure that you have the following downloaded and installed correctly:
- Adobe PS Driver
- DDAPv3 PPD
- We recommend that the page is larger than the finaltrim size. This extra area will give room for properbleed, marks, and agency information.
- Under 'File' menu, choose Document Setup. Ensure that the dimensions are correct.
- If needed, change the document size and move the ad file to the middle of the new document.
- Ensure that the trim and bleed sizes are correct while you have the file open. Ensure that all marks are correct and that they are outside of the image area.
Check The Colors Used
- Ensure that all colors not intended to separate as a spot color are to separate as a process color equivalent.
- Under the 'Edit' menu, select Colors.The color list will open.
- Ensure that all colors not intended to separate as a spot are defined as CMYK Model and that Spot color is unchecked.
- Click OK and Save to update.
Check Font And Picture Usage
- Under the 'Utilities' menu, choose Usage. The Usage window will open, showing font and image information.
- Check that all fonts are loaded and are PostScript Type 1. Click on 'More Information' to see the font details.
- Under the Pictures tab, ensure that no pictures are missing. Update any modified pictures.
Save The Postscript File
- Under the 'File' menu, select Print. This will open the print setup dialog window
- In the Document Tab, uncheck all boxes, turn registration and tiling off
- If page is built to Trim, enter 0.125” in the Bleed, otherwise, enter 0”
- Click on the Setup tab
- Choose the DDAPv3 PPD
- Choose the paper size, single or spread
- Ensure that the Reduction/Elargement is 100%
- Center the Page
- Choose the output tab
- Make sure that all colors are printing
- The resolution should be 2400 and the Frequency should be 133.
- Choose the Options tab
- Output: Normal
- Data: Binary
- OPI: Include Images
- Overprint EPS Black: Checked
- Full Resolution TIFF Output: Checked
- Click Page Setup
- Pull Down the "Page Attributes" Menu and Select "PostScript Options"
- Under PostScript Options, Uncheck all boxes
- Click OK
- In the Print Dialog, Click Print
- Under 'Destination,' File should be chosen
- Under the "General" Pulldown menu, Select The PostScript Settings window
- Choose Level 3
- Choose Binary
- Include all fonts
- Click Save
- A dialog will ask you to where to save the file and what to name it
- Click Save
- The Print Dialog will again open, Click Print
- Save your PostScript file
Distill The Output Postscript File To A PDF
- Find your PostScript in the location you specified.
- Next, you will need to distill your newly created PostScript file using Acrobat Distiller. Please refer to the Adobe Acrobat Distiller instrunctions in the PDF Guide