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This is a follow-up question on the comments here: What happens if a commercial printer is using another profile than a file sent to be printed is converted to?

I made a print-ready PDF and dug inside Acrobat to see what it has eaten. I have made the output intent fogra39 in the export and am sure of this. When I open the file in Acrobat, it views the output intent on fogra39 as automatically.

If I go to the preflight PDF analysis part it says output intent FOGRA27 and in the info part Fogra39 (see screenshot). This looks weird to me since Fogra27 is a different profile?

Is this just a glitch and/or normal, and the intent is fogra39 as it should be?

SCREENSHOT

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  • Since you are so interested in PDF internals have you checked what the pdf spec says about what identifiers mean?
    – joojaa
    Apr 23 at 16:53
  • I tried searching around this subject but didn’t find anything that was understandable for my level of knowledge. If you can point me some further reading, I will do that. I simply made some tests with different export settings and was looking into what effects they have and then bumped into this.
    – Pocket
    Apr 23 at 17:51
  • This seems that Indesign automatically adds this information. If I don't touch the intent at all (it goes there automatically with certain settings) the identifier field is empty, but FOGRA27 appears as identifier name in preflight. If I manually select fogra39 as intent, it will appear also in indesign output identifier name. If I then remove the text, preflight output condition identifier is FOGRA39. So to me, this looks like an error.
    – Pocket
    Apr 23 at 18:35
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    Identifier is probably a arbitrary name. And since 39 replaces 27 they probably just let the id stay the same since its the same anyway.
    – joojaa
    Apr 23 at 20:33
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    thats because fogra 27 is now fogra 39
    – joojaa
    Apr 23 at 21:05

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