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Preparing a print job for a service bureau in CorelDRAW

Preparing a print job for a service bureau in CorelDRAW

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Preparing a print job for a service bureau

You can use the Prepare for Service Bureau wizard to guide you through the process of sending a file to a service bureau. The wizard simplifies processes such as creating PostScript and PDF files; gathering different pieces required for outputting an image; and copying the original image, embedded image files, and fonts to a user-defined location.

You can print a drawing to a file, which lets the service bureau send the file directly to an output device. If you are unsure about which settings to choose, consult the service bureau.

You can include a job information sheet with all the pre-press settings that you have specified.

For more information about commercial printing, see "Understanding commercial printing.

 

Process to use the Prepare for Service Bureau wizard

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To use the Prepare for Service Bureau wizard

1. Click File Prepare for service bureau.

2. Enable one of the following options:

• Gather all files associated with this document

• Choose a profile provided by your service bureau

• The PDF file settings for the service bureau and the PDF for prepress settings are identical. For information about the PDF for prepress style settings, see "Saving
   documents as PDF files.

• To create a service bureau profile, you need the Service Bureau Profiler utility, which is installed by default with CorelDraw.

 

Process to print to a file

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To print to a file

1. Click File Print.

2. Click the General tab.

3. Enable the Print to file check box.

4. Click the flyout arrow, and click one of the following commands:

    • For Mac — saves the drawing to be readable on a Macintosh computer

    • Single file — prints pages to a single file

    • Pages to separate files — prints pages to separate files

    • Plates to separate files — prints plates to separate files

5. Click Print.

6. Choose one of the following from the Save as type list box:

    • Print file — saves the file as a PRN file

    • PostScript file — saves the file as a PS file

7. Choose the folder where you want to save the file.

8. Type a filename in the File name box.

• If you prefer not to prepare PostScript files, service bureaus equipped with the application in which you created your work can take the original files (for example,
   CorelDRAW files) and apply the required prepress settings.

 

Process to include a job information sheet with the print job

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To include a job information sheet with the print job

1. Click File Print.

2. Click the Misc tab.

3. Enable the Print job information sheet check box.

4. Click Info settings.

5. In the Information area, disable any of the options.

6. In the Destination area, enable one of the following:

    • Send to text file

    • Send to printer

 


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