I am creating a 12 page booklet, 120 x 180mm. All pages are text only except for the front cover which includes a PSD background and a Illustrator vector logo. When I export using the press quality preset in InDesign my file size is just over 1mb. Is this normal? Or am I doing something wrong? thanks!
Depending on the resolution of the
psd background and its contents, this could very well be right. Text and vectors don't take up a lot of space by themselves, especially when optimised as in a
psd happen to lend themselves well to compression, you may just have a perfectly fine file.
One thing you could check is the
psd's actual resolution. You can find this in the
Links palette in InDesign by selecting the line with the *.psd and twirling open the triangle at the bottom of the palette:
In the list of data that appears, check
effective PPI. If that is 300 or higher, you are fine.