We offer a separate print driver for the SAIC community so that when submitting files to the Service Bureau the options that are necessary for file set up are available.

Most likely you will be downloading the Service Bureau driver if you are going to be making a Saddle Stitch Booklet larger than 11×17 and require the Print Booklet feature to print with Crop Marks for cutting.


Be sure to pay attention as there are a few steps to be aware of when downloading the driver. Please read carefully.

To download the Installer Package please follow the instructions below:

Right Click (Control Click) on link below that is blue.
Click ‘Save Link As’, Click Save.

Download prompt will pop up at bottom of browser window.
You must click the arrow to the right of ‘Discard’ to ‘Keep’ the file, File will begin to download.

 


Click here to download the installer package.

An installer pkg file will be downloaded onto your computer.

Double click on the pkg file to launch the installer and follow the instructions to finish installing.

 


If you have had InDesign open you will most likely have to shut down InDesign and restart the program for the driver to show up in the list of printers on campus. You may even have to restart your computer for it to show up.

Please try this before contacting regarding issues.


 


Saddle Stitch Booklets:

When preparing your files for Saddle Stitch Booklets you will need to use the Print Booklet feature in InDesign to impose your pages.  In order to have the correct paper sizes available during this step you will need to download the Service Bureau Print Driver. (details above)

The driver is important because it will allow you to choose papers larger than 11×17 which are only available at the Service Bureau.

Once you have downloaded the drivers you can print the booklet as follows:

 

Open your document in Adobe InDesign, make sure you have setup bleed in you document (0.125″) and pulled out anything that bleeds to the Red bleed lines

 

 Choose File > Print Booklet

 

 

Click Print Settings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the ‘Printer‘, choose PostScript File

Then, Click ‘Print Blank Pages’

 

 

For the ‘PPD‘, choose SAIC Service Bureau


If you do not see the SAIC Service Bureau even after restarting your computer we have a workaround for you to try. 


 

From the left hand menu click Set Up.

 

Pick the correct Paper Size from the drop down. This will depend on the size of your booklet with the crops and bleed marks added to the final dimensions.

Orientation: Landscape
Options:

Scale: 100% for both width and height
Constrain Proportions: Check
Page Position: Centered

 

 

Click Marks and Bleeds:

Crop Marks: Checked
Bleed Marks: Checked
Use Document Bleed Settings: Checked

Click OK. Return to the Print Booklet window.

 

 

Click OK to bring you back to the Print Booklet window

Click the Preview tab on the left side of the window, if there is a yellow exclamation mark or the document has red sections there is most likely a problem with the page size or orientation(rotation). You should see crop marks on each side of the document and the bleed should extend past the crop marks to the bleed marks.

 

Click Print to create the postscript file.

Find the Postscript file in your finder, Right Click and select Open With > Adobe Distiller

 

Click OK, to start the PDF conversion process.

 

 

It may take a moment to process the file but it will say ‘End of Job’ in the log at the bottom of the window when it is finished

 

 

Always open your PDF in Acrobat to confirm that all the crop marks and bleed have been included and that nothing is getting cut off. To check the size of a PDF in Adobe Acrobat roll your mouse over the lower left corner of the window and the size will display.

 

 

Your file is ready to submit to the Digital Storefront!

If you have any questions or problems email us or click here and sign up for a 10 Minute Zoom Consultation with one of our staff.