1. Export format and settings
Export your finished artwork by selecting the Adobe PDF format. In the PDF template, choose the setting ‘Illustrator Standard’. In the Compatibility field, select ‘Acrobat 7 (PDF 1.6)’. In the Options field below, select ‘Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities’, ‘Embed All Page Thumbnails’ and ‘Create Acrobat Layers From Top-Level Layers'.
Once your artwork is finished, you can save it by clicking on ‘File’ and ‘Save As’. Next, select ‘Adobe PDF(pdf)’ as the file format. This will display a pop-up window. Under ‘General’ click ‘Print Quality’ for the Adobe PDF template and select ‘Acrobat 7 (PDF 1.6)’ under Compatibility.
Under the ‘Options’ menu, select ‘Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities’ and ‘Create Acrobat Layers From Top-Level Layers'. Make sure that the image compression is 300 ppi in the ‘Compatibility’ menu. In the ‘Marks & Bleed’ area, only the ‘Use Document Bleed Settings’ box should be checked.
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