Risk

Valid content will not be detected when included in inactive layers.


Issues

When hiding one layer such as die-cut or varnish, another valid content is also disabled hence cannot be inspected by the proofreading software.

Example

Solution

Dos:

✅ Use Valid Content in separate layers.

✅ Standardize in layers.

✅ Standardize on the name to a Comprehensive Name.

✅ Use Dieline in a unique layer.

Don’ts:

❌ Mix content with Die-line or information layers.

❌ Use the same value color of the dieline and varnish in Valid Contents. 


Tips

The following steps describe how to view information about how to create PDF with layers:
InDesign and Illustrator

  • Export to PDF →  Choose the PDF Preset →  Make Sure to Check the (Create Acrobat Layers Top-Level Layers). The layers compatibility is up to Acrobat 6 (PDF 1.5)