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HELP! - printers marks and colour bars are massive - how to fix

New Here ,
Dec 01, 2022 Dec 01, 2022

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Hey there can anyone help. I have this strange issue that has just started happening.

 

I've got some artowrk for large format printing - pages vary but are 985mm x 100mm - when exporting to PDF for print the printers marks and colour bars are huge, way bigger than they should be?

 

as usual this is when I have a print deadline, can ayone suggest a fix for this? My workaround will be create a new doc and test if it's working ok, then transfer a/w over. what a pain

 

thanks

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Dec 01, 2022 Dec 01, 2022

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Is this a large canvas document? Printer's marks are scaled up 10x in those.

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thanks doug - is there a way to tell the difference? I just recreated a new doc with same artboard sizes and cut/pasted the AW into the new doc - PDF export now works again with small colour bars so my workaround did work

 

the original doc was 7m x 350mm but artboards got changed over time

 

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Since your original doc had a dimension over 5.77 metres, it would have been created as a 'large canvas' document (since 5.77m is the limit for a regular AI file). You get a little warning in the new doc window:

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thanks Doug - explains it, it would be good if this was editable/switchable or something. appreciate the quick response - have a great day 🙂 D

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