To obtain the best rates and turnaround, Econoprint accepts PDF and PostScript files.
PostScript (PS) is a powerful and widely used page description language developed and owned by Adobe. When you print a document on a PostScript printer the document is first converted into this language and subsequently sent to the printer. That converted document language can be captured and saved as a PostScript file. Then, the saved PostScript (PS) file can be used for distribution or printing on high-volume printing equipment, like the digital copying equipment at Econoprint. The PS file may be saved with different options. The option Optimize for Portability – ADSC ensures the widest possible distribution. PostScript files are ASCII files and may be quite large. For transmission or storing, they may be compressed (like Zip or StuffIt).
It is quite simple to create a PostScript file if you have a PostScript printer installed on your Windows PC. If you do not have a PostScript printer installed, then install one first. Make sure that the printer driver prints to file.
This is easy if you have the Windows installation CD available.
PDF-Portable Document Format-also is a page description format developed and owned by Adobe. It is a compressed and adapted version of PostScript. PDF files generally have a much smaller size than the corresponding PS files. To view PDF files, you need Acrobat Reader. If this is not installed on your system, then Windows, Macintosh, and UNIX versions may be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe website, http://www.adobe.com. Under UNIX you may also use xPDF to view PDF files. Recent versions of Ghostview (UNIX) and GSView (Windows) also support PDF. PDF files are binary files, so make sure that you use the right setting when you transmit them by FTP (File Transfer Protocol).
To convert your Windows document (such as an MS Word document) into a PDF file, you need Adobe Acrobat. This is a commercial product and not included with the free Adobe Reader. Acrobat 5 and 6 come with the Distiller printer driver and with PDFMaker for Word. Earlier versions of Adobe Acrobat supported PDFWriter, which is not recommended. To use Adobe Distiller follow these steps:
There are several ways to convert a PostScript file to a PDF file on a Windows PC:
There are various sites on the World Wide Web that offer free conversion to PDF.
Yes, you can make a PDF or PostScript file of your document for digital copying by using Acrobat Distiller or by printing to a file via a PostScript printer description. But if for some reason you cannot make a PDF or PostScript file, then you can provide a desktop publishing application file along with all fonts and linked graphics to Econoprint. Econoprint can make a PDF file from your Publisher, InDesign, Pagemaker, or QuarkXPress file for an additional fee.
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