A great example of the benefits of creating PDF print files from InDesign rather than packaging the file out of InDesign. Many designers think that packaging an InDesign file and sending it to their printer is faster and safer than creating and sending a PDF. This is not true. PDF’s are the best file format for printing. Especially when using the Cedar Graphics PDF presets. Also, creating a PDF is faster than packaging and in newer versions of InDesign, you can continue working as the PDF is created. PDF’s yield a smaller file size which saves valuable upload time.
This short video compares the time it takes to create a PDF vs packaging and InDesign file and also compares the files size between the PDF and packaged file.