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Prefilight Your Files!

The most important thing you can to is make sure that the files you send to us are in the proper file format. This process will assist you. Please read thoroughly.

 

Option 1: Use PDF Preflight

 

 

 Step 1: Download PDF Preflight

We've made some changes—download the newest version of PDF Preflight.

Download for Mac

Download for PC

To take advantage of the full upgrade, we recommend that you uninstall the previous version prior to downloading this release.

 

If you already have PDF Preflight installed please read!

We've made a security change to PDF Preflight. You and your customers should uninstall the current connector and install the newest version.

 

Here is a simple guide that you can follow and share with clients needing to upgrade:

1. Please fully uninstall PDF Preflight: Be sure to remove it from your programs list and also remove the printer.

2. Download the new version from your website: http://www.hillviewdpmportal.com/pdf-preflight/index.html

 

NOTE: There is no installation wizard for PC. Simply save the .exe file and double-click to run the program.

 

This is a major upgrade. We made a change in the server security protocol, which was necessary to protect the security of your personal computer and your customers'.

 

Step 2: Installation and User's Guide

PDF Preflight automatically solves most of the issues associated with sending a print-ready file by correcting, verifying and uploading print-ready PDFs to our system. These handy guides walk you through the easy steps of downloading, installing and using PDF Preflight.

Installation & Use Guide for Mac

Installation & Use Guide for PC

What are you waiting for?

Start sending perfect, print-ready files today by downloading PDF Preflight now!

 

 

Option 2: Print to PDF

 

With the native document open in the application you used to create your work, select "File>Print"

  • Select "PDF" from the list of printers you are able to print to. If you do not find "PDF" in the list, there may be a "Print to PDF" or "PDF" button in the dialog box. Select this option if it is available. Otherwise, try the "Save as PDF" method below.
  • Click "Properties", "Settings", or "Options" (naming depends on your system) to check the PDF settings that will be used to create your PDF file. If available, select "PDF/X-1a," "High-Quality Print" or "Press Quality" from the list of presets. If your system allows, make sure the following settings are chosen. Any other settings should be left to default in most cases.
  • Fonts and images are embedded.
  • Specified page size matches the intended trim size plus bleed (if applicable). You may lose the bleed you included in your native document if not printed to the proper size.
  • Bookmarks, annotations, and comments are disabled.
  • Document security (any type) is not used.
  • PDF/X format is used. PDF/X is preferred, but if you are submitting non-PDF/X files (for example, PDF/A), any comments, forms, or other non-printing objects could be removed during our review process.
  • Transparent objects are flattened.
  • Spreads and printer's marks are disabled.
  • Downsampling, or decreasing resolution, of images is disabled.
  • Provide a name and location for the PDF file you are printing to (may default to the current name and location of the native document) and click "OK" in the print dialog box.

Once created, make sure to open the PDF file to see that it appears as you intended. Otherwise, make the necessary adjustments in the native document and re-create the PDF file.

 

Option 3: Export as PDF

 

With the native document open in the application you used to create your work, select "File>Export" You may need to select "PDF" if other file formats are available for export in the application.

  • Provide a name and location for the PDF file you are exporting (may default to the current name and location of the native document) and click "Save" or "OK" in the print dialog box.
  • Check the PDF settings that will be used to create your PDF file. If available, select "PDF/X-1a," "High-Quality Print" or "Press Quality" from the list of presets. If your system allows, make sure the following settings are chosen. Any other settings should be left to default in most cases.
  • Fonts and images are embedded.
  • Bookmarks, annotations, and comments are disabled.
  • Document security (any type) is not used.
  • PDF/X format is used. PDF/X is preferred, but if you are submitting non-PDF/X files (for example, PDF/A), any comments, forms, or other non-printing objects could be removed during our review process.
  • Transparent objects are flattened.
  • Spreads and printer's marks are disabled.
  • Downsampling, or decreasing resolution, of images is disabled.
  • Bleeds are enabled (if applicable).
  • Click "Export" or "OK" in the export dialog box.

Once created, make sure to open the PDF file to see that it appears as you intended. Otherwise, make the necessary adjustments in the native document and re-create the PDF file.

 

Option 4: Save as PDF

  • With the native document open in the application you used to create your work, select "Save As" from the application's main menu or "File" menu.
  • Choose "PDF" from the list of available file formats.
  • Click "Settings" or "Options" (naming depends on your system) to check the PDF settings that will be used to create your PDF file. If your system allows, make sure the following settings are chosen. Any other settings should be left to default in most cases.
  • Fonts and images are embedded.
  • Bookmarks, annotations, and comments are disabled.
  • Document security (any type) is not used.
  • PDF/X format is used. PDF/X is preferred, but if you are submitting non-PDF/X files (for example, PDF/A), any comments, forms, or other non-printing objects could be removed during our review process.
  • Transparent objects are flattened.
  • Spreads and printer's marks are disabled.
  • Downsampling, or decreasing resolution, of images is disabled.
  • Bleeds are enabled (if applicable).
  • Provide a name and location for the PDF file you are saving to (may default to the current name and location of the native document) and click "OK" in the print dialog box.

Once created, make sure to open the PDF file to see that it appears as you intended. Otherwise, make the necessary adjustments in the native document and re-create the PDF file.

 

Questions?

If you have any challenges during this process, contact us immediately so we can insure your files are prepared properly.

Phone:

In San Jose 408-287-1147

In South County 408-779-6960

 

Sales — Ext 101

Customer Service — Ext 103

Graphics Dept Ext — 104

Mailing Address:

5542 Monterey Rd, #207

San Jose, CA 95148

Production Facility:

19715 Hale Ave.

Morgan Hill, CA 95037