printing posters on multiple sheets - Is it possible to add a margin after the pdf export?

Community Beginner ,
Jan 03, 2022 Jan 03, 2022

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Happy new year adobe community,

 

When I am tiling my posters, I create multiple artbooks smaller than my printing sheet and arrange them with no spacing in between. As result I have no margin in my exported pdf. How can I archieve the margin without loosing the layer structure of my poster?

I tried to place the ai. artboards (or the layerd pdf) on inDesign pages with ajusted margins, but as a result I loose access to the layers, even with "remember layers" on.

 

And is it possible to add "marker" page numbering in Illustrater? I only know that it is possible to add them with the acrobat reader but maybe there is a more elegant solution out there.

 

Kind regards 

Faye

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Jan 03, 2022 Jan 03, 2022

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If I understand that correctly you need to make the artboards larger so they overlap.

 

Maybe you can also just define bleed.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 04, 2022 Jan 04, 2022

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Hi Monica, 

thanks for the answer!

I forgot to mention, that I wanted the margins to be blank.

I made this grapic to better illustrate what I want my result to look like. It is necessary to preserve the layer structure and not to use clipping masks (because I use too many artboards).

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If I overlapp the artboards, the overlap also has the the artwork on it. Is there a hidden option to clear these? 

Adding bleed results in lost pieces of the artwork, or is there a way to have negative bleed?

 

Kind regards

Faye

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Jan 04, 2022 Jan 04, 2022

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I would search for a solution in Acrobat.

Or rely on your printer to add white space.

 

Maybe the people in the Acrobat forum know how to do this.

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