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CDR to PDF

Discussion in 'Corel' started by jason91, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. jason91

    jason91 Member

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    Is it possible to export or save a cdr file as a pdf?
     
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  2. Joe Diaz

    Joe Diaz Very Active Member

    In corel it's "File" >> "Publish to PDF"
     
  3. CS-SignSupply

    CS-SignSupply Very Active Member

    Download a PDF creator such as PrimoPDF or Bullzip PDF. Then you can create PDF from any program installed.
     
  4. jason91

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    How should I save it where it would be like a eps going to versaworks?
     
  5. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

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    I've used that. Works pretty well.
     
  6. CS-SignSupply

    CS-SignSupply Very Active Member

    VersaWorks will take a PDF file... not sure what you are asking Jason91
     
  7. Joe Diaz

    Joe Diaz Very Active Member

    I don't know. My guess would be using the "editing" or "prepress" presets, but that wouldn't be too different from just exporting it as an eps. Experiment with the settings until you get something you like. I don't ever open pdfs in versaworks. I prefer eps or tiff or jpgs.

    If we are printing and cutting and it is a simple design (without complex gradients, transparencies, dropshadows, etc.), we just export the artwork as an eps. If it is a more complex design (WITH complex gradients, transparencies, dropshadows, etc.), we flatten the image first, (minus the cut layer), by going to "bitmap" >> "convert to bitmap". Then we export the flattened bitmap image along with the vector cut layer as an eps.

    You can also export the bitmap as it's own file (a jpg or tiff) and the vector cut layer as its own file (an eps) then in versaworks print the jpg or tiff and when it is time to cut, Open the eps and cut that. But, you have to make sure there is some sort of common outside border with identical dimensions for both files, otherwise your cut will be off.
     
  8. sardocs

    sardocs Active Member

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    Joe, when you "flatten" the vector components to a bitmap don't you find the crispness of the image gets compromised a bit?
     
  9. Joe Diaz

    Joe Diaz Very Active Member

    That would depend on the dpi. and keep in mind this isn't the case for all designs, only when dealing with more complex designs that incorporate both vector and bitmap elements.
     
  10. Tony McD

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    I usually print from Corel staight to Versaworks without having to save the file again.
    Works good...why don't more do it this way?

    The pdf's print fine for me without any special tweeking in versaworks, but I'm
    not overly picky. Also rgb jpegs at 150 dpi prints nice. Often when theres dropshadows,
    or effects, a jpeg with a cut line if needed works best.
     
  11. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    Most of the time I send stuff from corel to versa via eps file. Some photos work better as a tiif and some better as a pdf. Depends on the print how we send it.
     
  12. jason91

    jason91 Member

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    I have a purple that really pops as a tif in versaworks, but the rest i think looks better as an eps....I tried to convert the purple to a bitmap...and export them together with the rest of the graphic as an eps. Versaworks always says the file is corupt???? Any other ideas?
     
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