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  • Heavy Files. How to make them light?

    Posted by Pane Talev Pane Talev on May 22, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    Good evening.

    I have a 68MB PDF made with INdesign.

    I reopen in Adobe Illustrator to make changes. I save as PDF, but my file is now 446MB.

    Takes forever to RIP and is showing problems during the print.

    How to fix this please?

    I cannot save under "smallest file size" because the photos in this file will lose quality.

    Pane Talev Pane Talev replied 3 years ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Pane Talev Pane Talev

    May 22, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    GREAT! Not.
    Just when I tough I solved the problem by opening in Corel Draw and saving prepress PDF. Created a much lighter PDF and PC was ripping. Looked good. Sent to print. 2h + later and over 20m vinyl printed at banner speed I realised that blue is too dark. Coreldraw changed the approved colour. What a waste of a long day this was, never mind the vinyl and the ink.

  • Karen White

    May 28, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    what about flattening the image and saving as .jpg or the same flattend image saved as PDF?

  • David Hammond

    May 29, 2020 at 4:49 am

    What edits are you making in illustrator?
    Can it be done in indesign?

    Perhaps try saving as an ai, and place it in indesign, exporting from there?

    In adobe acrobat pro/DC there is a reduce file size tool.

    Or export it as a smallest size PDF, but you can use the menu in the export options to keep the images higher resolution.

    It is frustrating!

  • Pane Talev Pane Talev

    May 29, 2020 at 5:57 am

    Thank you both.
    I will try these tips next tips I’m on such project.
    I forget sometimes that 10m x 4m print is not your ordinary everyday job and will take some time ripping… and printing.
    All done now. Struggled with this project, wasted some material but made it at the end.