Items in the Print Info section are related to output settings for files. These are set by the available output devices the application uses. Each device can have its own parameters.
*The items under the Print Info section are mostly for native Desktop Publishing files (i.e., InDesign and Quark files). There is limited Print Info for Illustrator files.
Resolution | | |
Shows the resolution is the document set to print at
Separation | | |
Shows whether the document is set to print as separations or a composite document. If set to composite (the normal condition for most people), this will say “No”. If Separations are set, this will say “Yes”
*If the document is set to print Separations, for a CMYK document, this will print four separate pages. Each page will represent one of the four primary ink colors of C,M,Y or K. This setting may be useful to make sure you do not waste any media when outputting your file. Most printers handle the Separation process using their RIP (Raster Image Processor), as this gives them more control of the output.
Spreads | | |
This will Display “No” if the document is not set to print spreads. This will show “Yes”, if the document is set to print spreads.
*This is not the same as Facing Pages. This setting for Spreads is found in the Print/Output dialogs of Desktop Publishing applications and is usually labeled as Spreads.
Scale | | |
Shows the scaling factor if any applied during printing. Normally people want the document at full size, thus this usually shows 100 (for !00%).
Paper Size Name | | |
This will show the name of the Paper Size used by the document. For example, in the U.S., a common paper size would be US Letter, whereas in Europe, a common paper size may be A4.
Reg. Marks | | |
This will display Yes if Registration Marks have been set to print during output. This will display No if Registration Marks have been set to not print during output.
*In many cases, Print Shops want no Registration Marks added by a customer, they prefer to add their own Registration Marks as they are unique to their workflow and may have automated visual inspection systems that are looking for a specific type of Registration Mark.
Orientation | | |
This will show Portrait, Landscape. This is how your document fits on the media your printer supports.
*This can be an important item to check as if set incorrectly, it can cut off part of your output. This is a setting you should work closely with your Print Shop on as they may have specific settings for their workflow.
Bleed | | | |
Shows the amount of bleed set in points
*If your intended final output has images or color boxes that extend to the edge of the page, the bleed setting becomes very important. This bleed setting is set during output and in order for it to be active, you have to make sure you disable the Document bleed you setup under Document Setup.
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