Adobe PDFs are the printing industry standard for electronic file submission. The advantages of PDFs over native files include compactness, simplicity of use (links do not have to be found, fonts do not have to be loaded), and integration with modern pdf based prepress workflows.
PDFs are not magic. They cannot repair problems in the original document. If they are not created with appropriate settings, they can transform a high-quality document into a poor-quality PDF.
The links on the left direct to pages that explain the steps necessary to produce a PDF that will result in a product that matches your expectations. If you are unclear about any of the explanations, please call our prepress department.