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FlexiSign Pro 8 importing AI file

Discussion in 'Flexi' started by fwgrafix, May 3, 2019.

  1. fwgrafix

    fwgrafix Member

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    Im using FlexiSign Pro 8.1 v1 and import AI files all the time, But one file that I can open and see all details in Illustrator CS5 I can not bring into Flexi. Doesnt matter what I do, Open, Export It gets to about 35% and just stops.

    Its a big file, But Ive brought in bigger with no problems 394,994 KB ??

    The file is artwork for a box truck at half size 300dpi ??

    Any Advice ?
     
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  2. eahicks

    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

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    Upgrade your Flexi.
     
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  3. jimdtg

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    Check your side with reduce resolution AI exporting to 100-150dpi and import to Flexi again to see how importing.
     
  4. Big E

    Big E New Member

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    convert to .eps
     
  5. player

    player Major Contributor

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    Are there gradients? Can you break it into smaller files then merge them into one manually in Flexi?
     
  6. IsItFasst

    IsItFasst Member

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    I think everyone suggestions are good things to try. I occasionally have to export as PDF to get things to work right when .ai or .eps files aren't importing as they should into Flexi. Not sure if your version of Flexi supports the v5 of AI so also may try saving as an older .ai version.
     
  7. shoresigns

    shoresigns Very Active Member

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    If Flexi won't import a large AI file, I would try exporting to PDF for better compatibility. If the large size still seems to cause an issue, try downsizing the images when you export the PDF, then export/import the original high-res images to Flexi separately and combine it all together.

    Sounds like a pain though – I would just avoid Flexi and do all the work in Adobe.
     
  8. OADesign

    OADesign Active Member

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    Maybe I'm missing something? Why do you need to bring it into Flexi? II'm probably stating the obvious here. You should be able to do any edits in illustrator. export a pdf or eps and then bring into your rip, no problem.
     
  9. SightLine

    SightLine Very Active Member

    Another idea would be to place/link any raster images instead of embedding them. This is actually a good practice regardless as you do not have massive Illustrator files that way but it can be a pain if you move files around from machine to machine and they are no in the same folder as the mail ai file. At the size of the file it does sound like it is mostly raster images anyways in which case it also might make sense to work in Photoshop and paste the vector art as smart objects and then just save the whole thing as a flattened tiff for print.
     
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