Acrobat for Print Introduction

Course Facts

  • 1 day course
  • Our Trainers are Authorised Professionals
  • Live Online or Classroom-based
  • Certificate of completion
  • Maximum class size of 6 for scheduled courses
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Course Outline

  • PDF and Distiller explained
  • Page Box
  • Preview
  • Colour conversion
  • Pre-flighting

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This course provides graphic designers and pre-press professionals with the technical requirements and skills needed for creating PDFs for high end commercial litho and digital printing. All our Adobe Acrobat courses are taught by industry professionals who are also Adobe Certified Professional trainers. They will share years of their industry experience with you, imparting best practice techniques as well mastery of the tools.

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

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