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I created a 6' x 20' banner design which will be printed on vinyl. When exporting to PDF (Print), I get an error saying that I have exceeded the maximum resolution/size.

 

I am unsure of how to rectify this issue and do not want to use Photoshop as an alternative.

 

Please advise.

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Max size coming out of InDesign to PDF is a little more than 16 square feet. Work at 50% scale; then print at 200%

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PDF Export Issue

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I created a 6' x 20' banner design which will be printed on vinyl. When exporting to PDF (Print), I get an error saying that I have exceeded the maximum resolution/size.

 

I am unsure of how to rectify this issue and do not want to use Photoshop as an alternative.

 

Please advise.

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Correct answer by Mike Witherell | Adobe Community Professional

Max size coming out of InDesign to PDF is a little more than 16 square feet. Work at 50% scale; then print at 200%

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work proportionaly. are you working with vectors? you could make the document 3 by 10.

 

can we see what you have going?

 

Next, check your file, is not that size, 20 feet is 240 inches. Indesign does not even make document that size:

Screen Shot 2020-10-09 at 3.27.10 PM.png

 

 

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Max size coming out of InDesign to PDF is a little more than 16 square feet. Work at 50% scale; then print at 200%

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I concur. Work on a scaled size. For banners that size, you could even work at 1/4 size (which is what I usually do for wall graphics that size). Even if you are working with images, it's very unlikely, at your final size, you need to have image graphics much above 50dpi, so even a 1/4 size file saved at 300dpi would result in 75dpi final at-size resolution... more than enough.

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Everyone with a printer over 200 inches will have to deal with this because that's the PDF size limit. Ask the print provider what they prefer - don't guess!

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