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.
The Service Bureau driver is also installed on the computers outside the SB on the 11th floor.
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 coming to the counter for help.
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 SAIC Service Bureau
Then, Click ‘Print Blank Pages’
Then click Page Setup at the lower left
Choose the appropriate page size, please note that the this imposition process will place two pages next to each other, and the crop and bleed will add roughly 0.8″ extra so if your final desired page size is 8.5×11″ you would need to choose the 12×18″ sheet size so that everything fits onto the page. The booklet is cut down after printing to your desired final size using the crop marks.
Click OK, then click ‘Printer…’ button on the bottom of the window
Click the small downward arrow next to the ‘PDF’ button, select Save As Postscript
Choose a location to save the postscript file, you will need to find it in a moment.
Click Save to return to the Print Setting window.
Click ‘Setup’ tab on the left side, Set the ‘Page Position’ to Centered
Click ‘Marks & Bleed’ tab on the left side, Click to check ‘Crop Marks’, ‘Bleed Marks’,
‘Use Document Bleed Settings’ should also be checked
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.