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Joel Brandman
Artboard Setup
on Feb 1, 2016 at 10:53:43 am

I have a logo that needs to be printed for display purposes.

The setup information provided by the printers is W 10080 x H 915 x D (mm) but Illustrator does not allow me to set the artboard to this width, is there a reason why this is and how to get around this issue?

Thanks for any help.


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Kalle Kannisto
Re: Artboard Setup
on Feb 1, 2016 at 3:16:27 pm

Illustrator maximum image size is smaller than that.

To keep it simple, I would ask the printer if you can send it to them at 50% size and they can output it at 200%.


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Joel Brandman
Re: Artboard Setup
on Feb 1, 2016 at 3:48:42 pm

Thank you for your help, in their guidelines they provide the following information,

5mm bleed at the final output size should be added on all edges, if the artwork is supplied at
a proportion to the final output size ie ½ full size, the bleed added should be proportional
to the final output size ie 2.5mm, bleed will be removed during finishing.


So, if the required size is W: 10080mm x H: 915mm, I then would set up in Illustrator the artboard to size,
W: 5040mm x H: 457.5mm.

Will that be the correct direction to go in, taking on board your advice?

Really appreciate your help with this, many thanks.


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Kalle Kannisto
Re: Artboard Setup
on Feb 2, 2016 at 11:52:15 am

That's correct. Remember to add the bleed (extra image outside the trim area) to both the image and the final PDF (the usual delivery format), and crop marks. If you have trouble adding the crop marks and bleed in output, you can make the artboard slightly larger to account for bleed and crop marks and include them in the image itself.


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Joel Brandman
Re: Artboard Setup
on Feb 3, 2016 at 8:57:21 am

Thank you


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