How to print with Adobe InDesign
Deal with the complex printing options in Adobe's publishing program
By Jay J. Nelson | Macworld.com | Published: 17:00, 14 October 2010
The Graphics panel should only be used by professionals for controlling the way image data is sent to an output device. The Images section has options to subsample each image to send only what's needed by your printer, to send just the onscreen preview to the printer (useful for quick proof prints when image quality isn’t important), to leave the picture boxes blank or to send all data for all images to the printer.
This sometimes gives you the highest quality print, but can take longer to process. The Fonts section lets you control whether InDesign sends the entire font for every font used in the document, or only the characters used in the document (Subset) or no fonts at all. If your fonts are already downloaded to your printer, or are located on a hard drive attached to your printer, you can choose None.
Colour Management panel
The Colour Management panel also contains pro-level controls, but if you're working in a colour-managed workflow, you can use your desktop printer to see an approximation of how your colours may appear on your final output device. Just click the Proof radio button.