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Hi, 

I am currently trying to export specific dimensions from illustrator for print (e.g 2.5" x 6.5"). They export fine to pdf however not to the dimensions I wish! I do not have PDF reader so the file is opened up online which is fine but when I print the size is not correct. Is there an easy way to fix this? I tried exporting to jpeg too and that is great until I go to print. I'm new to illustrator so it could well be something simple I am missing. Thanks in advance for your help! 

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Exporting from Illustrator

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Hi, 

I am currently trying to export specific dimensions from illustrator for print (e.g 2.5" x 6.5"). They export fine to pdf however not to the dimensions I wish! I do not have PDF reader so the file is opened up online which is fine but when I print the size is not correct. Is there an easy way to fix this? I tried exporting to jpeg too and that is great until I go to print. I'm new to illustrator so it could well be something simple I am missing. Thanks in advance for your help! 

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You should save-as a PDF from Illustrator, the default settings are usually fine for print purposes. The PDF will be the same size as the Illustrator art board, unless bleed and/or crop marks are added. Here is a definition of bleed:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bleed_(printing)

You can download the free Adobe Reader which will indicate the overall PDF size in the lower left corner of the screen.

https://acrobat.adobe.com/us/en/acrobat/pdf-reader.html

Open the PDF and print from Reader, when printing, choose 100% (not fit-to-page).

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I downloaded the PDF reader and chose 100% and it worked! Thank you! 

 

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is your doucument side set to 2.5" x 6.5"? 

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Yep and for images exporting it at 300 ppi. For printing PDFs,  I have the solution but not for JPEGs. JPEGs are still printing not true to scale.

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can we see your artboard and the .pdf?

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If you open your jpeg in Photoshop, it would probably print at 100%. May I ask why you want to print a jpeg when you have a perfectly good PDF saved from Illustrator? Vector PDFs are generally superior to raster PDFs (jpegs), either printed individually or when linked to other documents. If you want to create a web jpeg, the size in pixels is the critical unit, not ppi. From Illustrator, go to File> Export> Save for Web (Legacy).

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