Newspaper design

Export your newspaper to PDF

Upload your PDF to start printing your newspaper.

You'll find everything to know about exporting your newspaper to a printable PDF file.


Export your file as single pages.

Export the pages in reading order.

Flatten transparencies.

No bleed or trim marks.

10mm margins.

Embeded fonts.

PDF maximum size is 400 Mo.

If possible, use the PDF/X-1a:2001 preset.


Single pages export is different from the spreads export (two pages joined together). Your PDF should contain every page in the same file.

If your newspaper contains posters, pages will be joined together automatically when printing.

The pages have to be ordered in reading order.

InDesign export settings:



Digital newspaper printing process needs 10mm white margins on the top, bottom and left/right edge of each page. This margin allows the finishing line to cut the roll to the right place with precision.

We can't print newspapers with content in the margins. Make sure to avoid cut lines in your PDF.

InDesign export settings:



To ensure a better color rendering, we recommend to convert your file with the CMYK profile PSO Uncoated.

This ICC profile allows you to get a preview of the colors you'll get on paper.

InDesign export settings:


Installing an ICC profile:

Windows: Copy the ICC profile to 'C:/windows/system32/spool/drivers/color'

Mac: Copy the ICC profile to '/Bibliothèque/Colorsync/Profiles'

Restart your editing software to make the ICC profile available.


Some transparencies will not print. You should flatten transparencies within your document in order to get your PDF printable.

Using the PDF/X-1a:2001 preset is a great way to avoid any issue with transparencies.

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