PDF and Graphics Strategies
In print publishing, enormous graphic files are the norm rather than the exception. It's all too common to provide a service bureau with a Zip cartridge so a weekly newsletter can be printed. The size of the files involved is of secondary concern to appearance, with placed images often exceeding 10MB a piece.
However, when publishing PDF documents, size is a much larger issue. In fact, the difference between waiting just a few seconds and several minutes for something to print is measured in kilobytes, not megabytes. The way graphics are initially inserted and saved can dramatically change the size of a PDF document. Further, the type of graphics used can also affect the size of that document.