While I've been sending PDFs to press for years, I've never sent an annual 48 page booklet to press as a PDF. I've always sent InDesign package.
I guess the thing that makes me most nervous is the creep factor. I always thought that pre-press could only deal with creep from an InDesign file but now I'm told they can deal with it, if even if I supply PDF.
It would make my life so much easier as I have 54 RGB images!
Additionally I'm concerned about the flattening of some transparent graphics and the bleed for the edges that fall into the saddle stitched center.
Can anyone tell me more about making press ready PDF booklets for press?
Do they need individual pages and crop and bleed marks?