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Need Help Illustrator

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by funnyb0nz, May 5, 2020.

  1. funnyb0nz

    funnyb0nz Member

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    Hey Guys n Gals, I have a sign that I need to make for a customer that is 360inches x 32 inches however Illustrator maxes out at 227. something. What is the best way to go about desinging this in Illustrator?
     
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  2. Greenlight signs

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    scale it down
     
  3. crny1

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    90" x 8" drawing and printed at 400%
     
  4. funnyb0nz

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    Im actually new to this stuff, what is best way to scale down, and how about when I go to print in on Epson S40600 so that it prints to correct size for customer hardware?
     
  5. funnyb0nz

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    Thanks....Looks like simple math! Like I said, new to this sign makeing stuff and actually learning Illustrator fairly quick (used photoshop in the past CS5)
     
  6. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    everything is designed in scale.
    check out hotdoor cadtools plugin for illustrator, super easy scaled drawing toolset if you prefer to not have to do the math everytime.
     
  7. Bobby H

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    Design the artwork at 50% of full size. Really it doesn't matter what scale you use as long as it's easy to enlarge back to full size in the RIP before printing. If you like using line strokes in artwork (rather than actual outlined paths) make sure any of those strokes are set to scale with the objects when enlarged.
     
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  8. crny1

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    Funny you mention CadTools. I have it and struggle with making it work correctly. So I resort back to basic math (which is a pain when most everything I do exceeds AI's size limits)
    I am sure it probably works great and my problems are operator errors..........Also struggle with using CadTools to figure out Sq Ft of really weird shapes.
     
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