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Color-Managed PDF Creation In 3 Steps

1. Download our Adobe '.joboptions' file and GRACOL profile

Brown Printing uses a PDF workflow to print and digitally image your jobs. To ensure the best possible color, please use these Adobe job options along with the GRACOL profile. This requires knowledge of Adobe products and specific settings files.
Download .joboptions
Download GRACOL Profile

2. Install

Install the Adobe .joboptions file:

Mac: Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe PDF/Settings

PC: Documents and Settings/All Users/Application Data/Adobe/Adobe PDF/Settings
Install the GRACOL ICC Profile:

Mac: /Library/ColorSync/Profiles

PC: Windows/system32/spool/drivers/color

3. Exporting Your Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator files as PDF

From the Export dialog box (InDesign) or the ‘Save As’ box (Illustrator), edit the GENERAL, MARKS and BLEEDS, and OUTPUT tabs. If you successfully installed the .joboptions file, you should not need to edit these screens.
  • GENERALUnder this tab, change:
    Standard: PDF/X-4 2010
    Compatibility: Acrobat 7 (PDF 1.6)
  • MARKS and BLEEDSUnder this tab, change:
    Crop Marks: (check this box)
    Bleed Marks: (optional)
    Bleed: Set at .125”
  • OUTPUTUnder this tab, change:
    Color Conversion: Convert to Destination (Preserve Numbers)
    Destination: GRACoL2013_CRPC6.icc
    Output Intent Profile Name: GRACoL2013_CRPC6.icc

    Editing other tabs is optional. Please contact us with any questions.
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1. GENERAL tab
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2. MARKS and BLEEDS tab
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3. OUTPUT tab
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