A Great Addition to the Adobe Suite for Large Scale Print Needs
January 15, 2020

A Great Addition to the Adobe Suite for Large Scale Print Needs

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Adobe InDesign

As a designer at an agency that offers full service marketing and design for our clients, we'd leverage the entirety of the Adobe Suite, including InDesign for the required deliverables for our clients. Given its specialty, we'd leverage InDesign for the print deliverables to reflect the new branding, such as letterhead, business cards, brochures, and even the company's own book.


  • Page layout for printed materials.
  • Styles for easy re-use of fonts.


  • Steep learning curve compared to other Adobe products.
  • Limited in uses, print only.
  • Save time on large scale projects.
  • Bundled with Adobe Suite, so lower cost.
Adobe InDesign was a part of the bundle of the Adobe Suite we had purchased as a company, so we selected it for print because it is part of products that are the best-in-class. In other words, I cannot speak to purchasing only InDesign for use and if there are other, better print-focused design solutions out there.
Adobe's support and constant patching via the Adobe Cloud is decent overall. However, if you find yourself with a big issue, don't hold your breath as it usually takes a while for those patches to be released.
What Adobe has going in terms of support is how ubiquitous it is. There are more forums, support articles, videos, and blogs just a Google search away than you can count. That's what makes these great, it's not only support, but other tools. Need a base for a design? Someone has one for download. Nice font styles, easily found via the Adobe Font Kit.

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If you are not a trained designer or peer user of the Adobe Suite, I'd recommend using Illustrator for simpler print projects. However, if you are building a large scale print job, such as a book, booklet, or menu, it's worth the steep learning curve. The styles and build in margins are hard to beat for such a larger scale design. If you are an Adobe Suite user, you can also import images, vectors, and other things from Adobe files, so it's integrations are really good. If you are new to Adobe, or already find Illustrator and Photoshop tough, then you may want to stick with them for simpler projects.


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