Download the Indigo-Lawton Preset (Zip File)
Creating PDFs for commercial print is one of the slickest ways to submit files to your printer. Submitting a PDF eliminates the need for file collection, speeds up the turnaround time, and eliminates concerns about file compatibility. Once your digital files have been properly prepared and include all of the necessary information, the next step is to export the PDF.
We use PDFs made from your native files using the Lawton Indigo preset.
Using the Indigo-Lawton Preset
Below are instructions explaining how to quickly set up the Indigo-Lawton preset, prepare your files and then export your files as PDFs. This will allow you to send your “print ready” PDF files to our FTP site, trouble-free. Plus, your files will conveniently compatible with our automated pre-press systems.
One of the faster, and more reliable methods for generating a PDF is to use the Export selection found in many layout applications. Using the Export command found on both Adobe InDesign and QuarkXpress to generate your PDF is one of the easiest, most efficient and reliable methods available. These methods do not use Acrobat Distiller to generate the PDF, and requires fewer steps to complete.
Once loaded, the Indigo-Lawton Preset will appear as an option in the Export Files pull down menu.
Note 1: Add Bleed to your InDesign pages before converting to PDFs by using the InDesign Document Setup Options to add bleed of 0.0625″.
Note 2: Changes and revisions must come from your original InDesign files and be exported and sent to Lawton as revised PDF files. For large files, you do not need to send the entire file. You may send only those pages with revisions.
When you’ve generated a PDF, you are ready to upload your file.
Uploading your file
Method 1 – Web Based Upload (Utilizes Internet Browser, not FTP client)
Browse to http://uploads.lawtonprinting.com
Click the secure log-in.
Method 2 – FTP Upload
FTP Site: ftp.lawtonprinting.com (Use of FTP Client is recommended.)
We welcome your questions and are happy to provide support. Call the front desk (509) 534-1044 or your sales representative to request a username and password.