InDesign Workflow

InDesign and printQ are a match made in heaven: With the tool from Adobe, you can easily create new templates for print products tailored to your preferences.

InDesign Workflow
  • Creating InDesign Templates for printQ
  • How It Works
  • Simple Import

Creating InDesign Templates for printQ

Discover the limitless possibilities of InDesign templates in printQ: Design your own personalization products with ease— from simple card motifs to CI-compliant templates. All designs can be imported into our web-to-print system in no time.

The process is simple and efficient: you use the powerful Adobe InDesign software to create individual templates. Once your InDesign document is ready, you can import it into our web to print system with just a few clicks.

How It Works

First, you choose your desired format for which you want to create a template and create a total of three layers. Do not name them separately.

Layer 1: The Background
Place all the elements that you want to appear in the background of your design on the first layer. These can be areas of color, abstract graphics, or other visual elements. This creates a solid base for your design and sets a visual mood. The background layer is then locked to protect the design from unauthorized changes.

Using layers generally allows you to better organize your InDesign templates and create visual hierarchies. You have full control over each element and can easily customize them.

Layer 2: The Elements in the Middle
In the second layer, you can create text and image fields that are to be editable later in printQ. These can be placeholders for product descriptions, prices or other variable information. By placing such elements on layer 2, you enable your customers to easily customize them and insert individual data—for maximum flexibility and personalized results.  

Please note that images must not extend beyond the bleed. They must be in their original format, as printQ ignores masks and accepts images in their original format. Text boxes may also use only one font and text size, and only one text color may be selected per text box. Layer 2 remains unlocked so that the objects and fields created there remain editable later in printQ.

Layer 3: The Foreground
Finally, reserve the third layer for elements that should be in the foreground and not be covered by other objects. Here you can place your company logo, claims, images or graphic elements that should attract attention. By placing these elements on layer 3, you ensure that they are prominent and highly visible without being covered by other design elements.

Finally, remember to lock the first and third layers so that only the elements of the second are actually edited in printQ. Done!

Simple Import

After creating the template, you can import your packaged InDesign file into printQ. Our web to print system automatically recognizes all its fields and placeholders and allows you and your customers to insert data and images directly into the template. You can edit text, upload images, and make other adjustments to achieve a customized result.

Get started today with our InDesign template integration and experience unlimited creative possibilities when designing your next print products. With printQ and InDesign templates, you have full control over your creative process, from start to finish.