Introduction to Adobe Acrobat for Print Production

Duration: 1 Day


To provide graphic designers and pre-press professionals with the technical requirements and skills needed for creating PDFs for high end commercial litho and digital printing.


A knowledge of the user’s own operating system (Mac OS X or Windows) and the source application from which PDF files will be created e.g. Microsoft Word, QuarkXPress, Adobe InDesign etc.

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline

PDF and Distiller explained

  • PDF/X Standards
  • PDF/X-4
  • Pass4PPress and ECI specifications
  • Distiller Presets
  • Editing and managing PDF setting files
  • Setting up watched folders

Page Box

  • Geometry
  • Cropping and enlarging pages
  • Overprint preview
  • Colour management
  • Page display options


  • Output preview
  • Simulation preview
  • Content control
  • Ink Value
  • Maximum ink density and overprinting/rich black control

Colour conversion

  • Converting from one colour space to another, eg RGB to CMYK


  • Using, managing and editing Pre-flight Profiles to detect and fix common output problems

Further problem solving

  • Fixing hairlines
  • Fixing problems with font and vector stroke weights

Ink Manager

  • Remapping colours from Pantone to CMYK
  • Combining multiple Pantone inks within a file

Transparency flattening

  • Benefits of
  • Common RIP/Rendering problems with transparency flattening

PDF Optimiser

  • Auditing space usage
  • Versioning and font extraction
  • Image down-sampling and data scrubbing
  • Other optimiser functions

Commenting tools for Proof-reading and review

  • Sticky notes
  • Text edits
  • Hiding and showing comments
  • Using the drawing tools

JDF workflow overview

  • Correcting PDF files to meet your workflow needs
  • Automating the process using a JDF template

PDF corrections

  • Using the Touchup Text tool
  • Using the Touchup Object tools

Questions and Answers

This course is available as a private or customised course. Contact us for further information and to customise this course to your exact requirements:

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Exams and Certification

The knowledge gained on this course is a valuable contribution towards passing the Adobe® Acrobat® Pro ACE Exam, allowing a successful candidate to become an Adobe Certfied Expert in Acrobat.

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