Producing printer-ready copy in CMYK

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Producing printer-ready copy in CMYK

Postby KiraChilcott » Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:35 pm

I did a design for a brochure and I met a problem. I took the file to the printing company near my home http://www.mixam.co.uk/products/brochure-printing and they told me it is not good idea to bring them file in RGB standard. They told me the proper would be CMYK for any printing. What should I do exactly in Draw to meet their needs? I am in hurry, so please answer a.s.a.p Big thanks!

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Re: Brochure printing

Postby acknak » Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:30 pm

Sorry, I have no expertise in printing at all, but I can tell you at least this much:
  • OOo has no ability to create "CMYK" output. That is a feature of software designed for use by graphics and printing pros, which OOo is not.
  • I've taken a couple of PDFs generated by OOo to local "copy/printing" shops and had no problem with getting nice output.
Maybe if I needed a thousand copies instead of a dozen, my experience would be different, but for some jobs at least, the PDFs made by OOo are perfectly fine.

Hopefully, some more experienced folks here can give you some specific suggestions.
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Re: Brochure printing

Postby davidgehlen » Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:45 pm

If you try this http://print24.com/uk/product/brochures company, they will convert your pdf from RGB into CMYK. The other option is to flatten the PDF in Photoshop and then save as a Photoshop PDF in CMYK mode.

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