How do I package my InDesign file?
In order to send your files efficiently and completely you must package your files. If you are working in InDesign you will need to make sure that your image files are properly linked before you start, then go to File > Package. This will put all of your images, fonts and InDesign file in the same folder. You will then want to Zip or Stuff the folder to compress it for quicker delivery. If you are unsure of how to check that your image files are properly linked, simply go to View > Links and then you will see the window for your links. If anything has a red circle with a questions mark or yellow triangle with an exclamation point. You MUST address these issues before you package your file. Otherwise, those files will not be included in the final package. Therefore, slowing down your production schedule!
If you are working in Photoshop it is best to have all of the images (TIFF or PSD) in one folder. DO NOT compose text in Photoshop, as this program does not render text properly when printing to inkjet printers. You will then need to Zip or Stuff the folder for quickest delivery.
Share This Story, Choose Your Platform!
Eric T. Kunsman is a photographer and book artist based out of Rochester, New York where he has returned to pursue his personal work. Eric is a Lecturer for the Arts & Imaging Studies Department in the National Technical Institute for the Deaf and also teaches for the School of Photographic Arts & Sciences both of which are housed at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He was formerly an Assistant Professor at Mercer County Community College where he was also the coordinator of the photography program. He has nationally taught workshops, lectured on digital printing. Eric holds his MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and holds an MS in Electronic Publishing/Graphic Arts Media, BS in Biomedical Photography, BFA in Fine Art photography all from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. His photographs and books have been exhibited internationally and are in several prominent collections throughout the United States. He currently owns Booksmart Studio, which is a fine art digital printing studio specializing in numerous techniques and services for photographers and book artists.