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sorry dudes need some simple help

Discussion in 'Logo Design & Brand Identity Forum:' started by Dan_masoomi, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Dan_masoomi

    Dan_masoomi Member

    how can i compress ai files for email so they can be sent for print?

    having a nightmare.

    fastest easiest way please thanks again
  2. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    zip file....
    or you could use something like you send it (not worth paying for) or upload to your site and give them a link in the email if they'll accept it
  3. balders

    balders Member

    Any smaller if you make a hi res pdf?

    Do they need to be ai files?
  4. wac

    wac Senior Member

    As above or you can use some compression software to split the file into multiple smaller files.

    Does the printer not have an ftp?
  5. br3n

    br3n Senior Member

    More to the point... Do you not have an ftp?

    Failing that you get 2gb space for free with dropbox - and then you can share it publicly
  6. How big is big?

    Does the AI file have linked/embedded images? If so check the pixel dimensions and resolution of the images against the print resolution of the AI file. Big images can bloat AI files to stupid sizes. Remember A4 is 2480px wide @ 300dpi, so that's all the image needs to be for print.

    Or, create a print-ready PDF? This will convert any over-sized images to cropped 300dpi versions for press.

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