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How can I export pdf/ai from Adobe Illustrator that is not editable?

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Jul 25, 2020

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How can I export pdf/ai from Adobe Illustrator that is not editable?

I want to send my file for printing and I don't want to give the original file. 
I tried exporting as high quality print without editing capabilities, as well as illustrator default and custom without editing capabilities, but there seems to be a problem with the design. 

Can anyone help please?

Thanks in advance!

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Correct answer by Kurt Gold | Adobe Community Professional

There are a couple of "security" mechanisms that you may use to "protect" your drawings from being stolen by snoopy rapscallions (see the Security section in the Save as .pdf dialog or, in case you have it, in Adobe Acrobat).

 

That kind of pseudo protection may work sometimes.

 

Similar requests have been posted here many times. I'm always wondering why so often there apparently is some cause of distrust when delivering files to print providers that do you a favour with their craft.

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How can I export pdf/ai from Adobe Illustrator that is not editable?

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How can I export pdf/ai from Adobe Illustrator that is not editable?

I want to send my file for printing and I don't want to give the original file. 
I tried exporting as high quality print without editing capabilities, as well as illustrator default and custom without editing capabilities, but there seems to be a problem with the design. 

Can anyone help please?

Thanks in advance!

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Correct answer by Kurt Gold | Adobe Community Professional

There are a couple of "security" mechanisms that you may use to "protect" your drawings from being stolen by snoopy rapscallions (see the Security section in the Save as .pdf dialog or, in case you have it, in Adobe Acrobat).

 

That kind of pseudo protection may work sometimes.

 

Similar requests have been posted here many times. I'm always wondering why so often there apparently is some cause of distrust when delivering files to print providers that do you a favour with their craft.

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Wanderella,

 

As Lutz said in your other thread, there is no completely safe way.

 

Maybe the closest you can get is to export in a raster format that supports CMYK (instead of RGB) at an adeaquate resolution for print (ask the printer), use the (most) relevant optimization (Type or Art).

 

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There are a couple of "security" mechanisms that you may use to "protect" your drawings from being stolen by snoopy rapscallions (see the Security section in the Save as .pdf dialog or, in case you have it, in Adobe Acrobat).

 

That kind of pseudo protection may work sometimes.

 

Similar requests have been posted here many times. I'm always wondering why so often there apparently is some cause of distrust when delivering files to print providers that do you a favour with their craft.

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