I am trying to figure out what I should be doing for a 94+ page catalogue.
I have been researching and from what I've read understand that linking files is the best practice for putting complex vector art in an InDesign file...and that it will make a low-resolution raster of it for preview purposes.
Why I need help:
To show why I'm concerned, I selected 5 pieces of artwork and illustrator shows (screenshot) that they are made up of over 7700+ points. FYI, simplify breaks any pieces of art I have tried it on. Some of these vectors are almost 10 years old.
In a 94 page catalogue, half of each page is artwork.
I felt like following any guide i read online would not be the best route considering how much art i'm going to have to deal with. I read not to copy/paste that much art..could corrupt the indesign file. I read to link and let it make low-resolution EPS, but that still seemed iffy.
I calculate that linking would equate to anywhere from 600-750 linked files containing over 2,000 pieces of artwork.
Should I size all of the art to the size I need, and then rasterize everything and link them within InDesign?
Could I just rasterize it at the correct size, and save as a JPEG? (Background not an issue.)