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::: Again, that depends upon the printer and what they can most
::: conveniently handle. For example, I recently did a job in
::: which the printer could most conveniently handle InDesign
::: files, which is what the particular piece was created in.
If a printer cannot most conveniently handle my desired format then they are
not most convenient for me. Period. Sorry, but this is business, not a
happy, bend a little forward bend a little back relationship. My deadlines,
my requirements, my money. Put out or shove off.
I hate to be blunt, but there is absolutely no reason why a print vendor who
wants to remain competitive should not be able to except an electronic file
set up and ready for press in the year 2004.
::: Imposition systems at the printer are critical, and trying
::: to manipulate a .pdf is cumbersome using some of these
Systems current with the technology do not have these problems.
::: In addition, from the source files it is somewhat
::: easier to do separations.
I challenge you to prove that.
::: However, I am curious: why do you *never, ever* send source
::: files to a printer? What "evils" do you avoid in this process?
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