1. Start by determining whether you intend to use coated or uncoated paper.
  2. Activate the right ICC profile in all of the software packages you intend to use (InDesign, Illustrator, etc.).
    •   ISOcoated_v2_300_eci.icc for paper types 1 and 2 (glossy and matt coated papers)
    •   PSO_Uncoated_ISO12647_eci.icc for paper type 4 (uncoated paper)

    (Photoshop may be an exception in this respect. You can choose to leave your image in RGB. It will then be converted to the right profile when the PDF file is exported from InDesign. This makes things easier if you want to use the same images for both coated and uncoated printing.)
  3. Create the file. All files must meet the standard graphic requirements: 
    •  Have all of the used fonts been activated (including fonts used in linked files)? 
    •  Has the file been created in the right format? 
    •  Are all linked illustrations and photographs present, in the right resolution (at least 200 dpi)?

•  Has a trapping of 3 mm been included, if necessary?

•  Have the right areas been set to knock out or overprint?

•  Have the right colours been used / colour settings been installed (CMYK or spot colour)?


  1. Convert the file to a high-resolution PDF file using the Strijbos settings.

•  Strijbos_V01_SheetSpotHiRes_1v4_IND.joboptions


This step creates a high-resolution PDF file with the profile specified in Step 2. Check that the pages of the PDF file are in the right order (this may differ depending on the layout).


The following link provides a step-by-step description of how to import the Strijbos Job Options and how to create a certified high-resolution PDF file for InDesign and Illustrator.

 Strijbos Work Instructions