This guide will show you how to correctly export a document from Adobe InDesign to be printed, and also how to flatten the layers within Adobe. You can create InDesign documents that have multiple layers, which is useful when you have many elements to work with. For example, an image of your. The InDesign software program included in Adobe’s Creative Suite lets you create professional brochures, books, catalogs and other complex.

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This content has been marked as final. Best practices when creating transparency. It still pops flatttened in after doing that, though its not as bad. It’s not showing by default so you need to choose Print Production from the menu at the upper right. Choose Spread Flattening in the Pages panel menu. How do your Excel skills stack up?

Flatten transparent artwork

Avoid these blending modes when working with spot colors: Use for quick proofs that will be printed on black-and-white desktop printers, and for documents that will be published on the web. This is useful for controlling the flattening quality in documents with a mix of high-resolution images with lots of transparency and low-resolution images.


Use a different blending mode or no blending mode. To pan the preview, hold down the spacebar and drag in the preview area. Click all the layers in the palette to select them. There are times where a printer may request some unusual file settings. Also, ask your printer what colour profile they expect. Illustrator allows a maximum of ppi for both line art and gradient mesh. In this case, be sure to reproof the color on every spread that has transparency, and avoid using the Difference and Exclusion blend modes—these modes can change the appearance dramatically.

Expanded Patterns Illustrator and Acrobat. Print file to PDF Before printing, select your flattening setting or customise it on the spot through the advanced settings.

All logo colors are CMYK. Ensure you check the PDF before submission to ensure that no elements were dropped out in the flattening process. But with commercial printing quality is the primary concern, not file size. Line Art And Text Resolution.

If this happens, do either of the following: What version of Acrobat are you using? Move the text to the top of the stacking order. When I export from indesign, I typically choose the “Press Quality” job option to send my files to the printer.

How to Flatten InDesign Documents

I tried it with clicking the transparency box as well and choose the high resolution setting with no success either. To automatically update the display whenever it is out of date and idle, select Auto Refresh Highlight.


To preview the separations open the Output Flathened tab:. Flattening ensures the final print output is the same as what you see on your screen. However, I printed out a preview and it deleted my transparent red layer. Depending fattened your workflow, do one of the following: What’s your Transparancy Blend Space set to? I can’t replicate the problem here. Colors in placed graphics that interact with transparency are also converted to the blend space.

Flatten transparent artwork in Adobe InDesign

Thanks for your help, I would love to clairfy if I left any details indedign. In both cases, the display is updated in the document window according to the transparency flattening settings you chose. Flatten the layers there are many? You can not post a blank message. Rasterizes all objects, including images, vector artwork, text, and gradients, to the specified resolution.