how to print sharp vectors

Engaged ,
Dec 08, 2021 Dec 08, 2021

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I'm printing a vector file (it is a vector, I created it) from illustrator with a Canon inkjet on photographic paper. Whatever settings I use the vector and type prints pixelated.

I've tried numerous times even setting raster effects to 300dpi even though there's no effects on the artwork.

I saved my artwork to test as print-ready pdf and printed from Acrobat...hey my artwork is sharp as intended! Just one problem, Acrobat doesn't allow me to print borderless... I tried printing the same pdf from illustrator and we're back to pixelation.

What is going on here? 

I used to be a graphic designer and prepare artwork for print, I never had this problem which is proving to be very expensive.

Can someone detail exactly what all settings should be so that a circle is a circle? I'm starting to suspect this is a bug...

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I exported to tiff and printed from PSD. All good, except again I can't print borderless!!!!! This is frustrating as.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 08, 2021 Dec 08, 2021

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Probably your printer doesn't have a PostScript RIP built in, so that's expected. Print stuff from Acrobat, because opening in Photoshop will rasterize it.

 

As for the border: I assume your printer can't do borderless. It's the hardware, has nothing to do with the software.

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Engaged ,
Dec 09, 2021 Dec 09, 2021

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the printer does do borderless, as I said it prints borderless from illustrator but the option is not there when printing from anything else

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Your only option is to print from Acrobat. So you maybe want to ask in the Acrobat forum how to get the printer to print borderless. There might be a difference whether you're printing from Reader or the Pro version.

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