I want 3 things from you for the Zine Assignment deadline:

  1. A packaged folder of your indesign file including all your links- zipped and put on dropbox
  2. A pdf at print quality of your zine.
  3. 1 print out of your Zine- you can always do one for everyone in class too 🙂

1- in Indesign, once you have finished your design, go to FILE >PACKAGE  look over the dialogue box that comes up and check for any missing links. Click Package and name your folder. A folder will be made that packages all your PSD’s, Ai files and your indesign file as well as fonts etc that you used in your design. For uploading, you will need to compress this folder into a ZIP file- Navigate to the folder in your finder, highlight it and use FILE>COMPRESS to create a ZIP file of this folder- upload this to dropbox

2- In Indesign go to FILE>EXPORT> choose Adobe print in dialogue box and hit SAVE. A new dialogue box will come up and check it for missing links etc and make sure high quality print is selected up top. hit EXPORT. This will create your pdf. Upload to dropbox.

3- Printing: Use your pdf to print, via Preview or Adobe acrobat pro

OUR  LASER PRINTER in CFAC (Do NOT use the Epson Printers) :

Open your exported pdf in Preview.

File> Print to see the dialogue box below- make sure you choose the HPCLJ printer at the top, choose Letter size paper unless you are going to change the paper in the machine. Click on Layout in the dropdown


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Once inside Layout options choose your orientation and pages per sheet- play with the layout direction and orientation buttons to make sure it prints the way you want. If you want double sided Zine- you will have to use the printer in the office, via my laptop- come see me for this 🙂

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Open file, go to print and make sure you choose, print both sides of paper. Your dialogue box should look like this if you want to use the booklet setting which will take your pages and print them 2 to a page:

Screen Shot 2013-11-05 at 10.30.22 AMOr if you have already organized it to have 2 to a page in indesign, your settings should look like this with size selected and print both sides selected. This will print one indesign page per sheet, front and back:

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You may also want to do this manually, one reason, so you can controll how the printer prints the front and back, by manually rotating it from the printer, or to put a different type of LASER paper in the manual feed. This is the setting you would use for that, (may also be called an output tray):

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Zine uploading and printing instructions

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