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Make PDF files

Learn what you need to have at hand to produce PDF files. Then more about how you produce the PDF.

You can produce PDF with a variety of programs. Vester Kopi recommend that you use Adobe Acrobat.

If you have Acrobat, it is important that you choose the right settings for image resolution, fonts and compression. You can download our PDF settings for Acrobat (note that this does not work with the free Acrobat Reader):

Download the proper PDF settings file
To A4 and A3 print in colour or black and white
For posters (in 1:1)
For offset print 
All 3 files combined

Load the setting file in Acrobat
To do this, start Acrobat Distiller and drop the downloaded files onto the open window.

It can also be done by copying the file you downloaded to one of the following folders:

Win 2000/XP
Acrobat 5-8: C:\Programmer\Adobe\Acrobat x.0\Distillr\Settings
Acrobat 9 C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Adobe\Adobe PDF\Settings\

Mac OS X
~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe PDF/Settings

Choose the setting to be used
The saved settings can now be selected in Acrobat Distiller, the export menu in InDesign and directly from the Microsoft Office package (Word, Excel and Powerpoint).
In the print menu, select Adobe PDF as the printer. Press the Properties tab and select Adobe PDF Settings. Select Vester Kopi (print) for general printing. If you prepare files for posters select the corresponding setting. Remember to remove the checkmark in the "Rely on system fonts only ...."
Office programs have an Acrobat menu. Choose Preferences and select the desired setting.



Print PDF file
Once Acrobat is installed, you can create PDF files from any application that can print. See here how to.

How do you prepare borderless printing
If you need borderless printing, drag the color boxes and pictures off the page before you make the PDF file. The reason is that the printer can not print completely to the edge, so instead we print on a piece of paper that is slightly larger than the document. If the PCB moves a little during cutting, we can avoid that there will be a small white edge. Get directions to prepare for this here: Guide to Borderless Printing.