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Download AsukaBook InDesign® Tool™

The AsukaBook InDesign Tool (ABId) has been created to offer an alternate AsukaBook design option and a more efficient workflow to design layouts for an AsukaBook in Adobe® InDesign.

Adobe Software Compatibility

To create a layout from start to final PDF, the related Adobe and AsukaBook software is required:
InDesign CC or higher, Bridge CC, and File Checker (optional)

AsukaBook Order File

AsukaBook is unable to process orders with PDF files that were generated directly from InDesign since they do not include order information that is required by the AsukaBook production facility. ABId has, however, automated the process to convert PDF files created in InDesign into the appropriate JPEG files to be accepted by AsukaBook's File Checker application.

Please note that the design layout may be completed in InDesign, but design files will be rasterized*. ABId uses AsukaBook's standard resolution of 271 dpi for rasterizing JPEG files (260 dpi for Cover/Case).

Lines and Fonts

The file format is limited to image files. Lines and fonts are processed by PostScript formatted files. To offer an easy solution for customers, avoid PostScript issues related to lines and fonts, and to ensure optimal quality of printing; we have created a workflow that includes rasterizing the files. If small fonts are used in the layout, they may not be clear when printed.

Please note, thin lines and small fonts may be affected in the rasterization. Please design accordingly, and always double check the final PDF file at a minimum of 100% before placing your order on the AsukaBook website.

Color Management

Since InDesign files will be rasterized to JPEG (RGB) files, AsukaBook recommends that any objects/file formats used in InDesign be in RGB mode. If you choose to use CMYK images, files should be embedded with Japan Color 2001 Coated.

Grayscale images

To ensure expected results, please open all grayscale images in Photoshop and convert them to Adobe RGB/sRGB. Undesired results may occur if another profile is embedded.

ASUKABOOK InDesign Tool (Released 1/18/17) for Adobe Creative cloud