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  1. Option to turn Overprint Preview on as the default preview in Preferences

    I'm doing a lot of package design for flexo printing, always struggling with overprint preview accidentally turned off. This is also a massive issue in conventional offset printing, especially with white accidentally set to overprint (e.g. when changing colors of many objects from black to white at once, or similar situations). This option would be a huge relief.

    22 votes

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  2. Custom Bleed amount for each Artboard

    Custom Bleed for each Artboard

    Sometimes I have alot of different arboards.. Business cards and Banners.. the business cards need 1/8" bleed but the banners need 1/4"

    being able to customize bleed per artboard would be very helpful

    11 votes

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  3. Add a UPC barcode Generator

    Add an integrated barcode generator that can produce a wide range of commercial barcodes (UPC, Code 128, ISBN, etc.).

    10 votes

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  4. Add a function to warn / show / forbid white overprints?

    Can you please add a function to warn and show white overprints?

    9 votes

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  5. Why cant a save as a pdf with the option so scale down?

    Why cant a save as a pdf with the option so scale down?
    if you are working on a shop design and you have the art-board at full size (5666) or whatever it is. I cant save it as a .PDF because its out of range and I cant see a option to scale it down. and we cant print as a PDF anymore...... why are you making proofing so hard?

    8 votes

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  6. (Prepress Features 1) Automatic Traping

    I know illustrator has a trap option under the path finder window, but it is very basic and I am pretty sure that so many people even doesn’t know it exists.
    For us that work in prepress industry a very good, complete and editable trapping options will be great and valuable, think on that, please.

    6 votes

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  7. Saving/Exporting PDF as separate pages

    When saving PDFs, can we have same menu and options as when saving Ai files:
    - separate art-boards into individual files (using range) (InDesign has it)
    - INCLUDE the art-board names with each page
    - please, please, please. We've been using Ai as print files for years, because PDF is lacking this

    4 votes

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  8. Best feature proper text completed circle rounded as micromedia freehand MX

    Text completed circle rounded as micro media freehand MX

    Type toolbar insert fonts small, medium, large, huge

    4 votes

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  9. Improve print quality for non-postscript printers on macOS

    When using Illustrator on macOS Computers, the quality (resolution) of documents is lower when printed on non-postscript printers than when printing the same document using Acrobat (this seems not to be the case for Windows).
    The attached file shows the difference between the exact same file printed on the same printer using the same settings. The upper part was printed using Acrobat, the lower part was directly printed with Illustrator.

    4 votes

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  10. It would be great to have a densitometer

    Similar to Indesign, to read the tints with the numbers in the separations palette. Currently when building we need to pop it into Indesign to take a reading, especially if there is transparency.

    4 votes

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  11. Duplex Printing Control

    Operating System macOS Big Sur 11.5.1
    Adobe Illustrator version 25.4

    The current print process is printing duplex, despite the fact that the printer option is marked as NOT duplex - likewise there is no option for duplex on the illustrator print dialog.

    3 votes

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  12. Would be nice to add an additional document color mode with CMYW or CMYKW

    Would be nice to see a feature to include the color white in the document color mode as either CMYW or CMYKW as an addition. There are printers that use all 5 printer color inks. (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, and White)

    Special printers that utilize white ink to print onto black (or dark-colored) t-shirts can be useful if white is included in the document color mode in Illustrator. This will play a huge role making white more vibrant from the printer.

    3 votes

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  13. Set the size and offset of Effect > Crop Marks while retaining Live Effect

    Title says it all. Allow users to set the size and offset of crop marks while retaining the Live Effect.

    3 votes

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  14. 3 votes

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  15. 3 votes

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  16. Print option to select which artboard(s) to rotate

    I have an illustrator file open with 2 artboards in it. I am trying to print them both on 1 page (double sided). I can do that, however, I am having problems with one side of the page being upside down. Is there a way to fix this; other than manually flipping one of the artboards 180 degrees prior to printing?

    My thought would be to have a feature in Illustrator (& other Adobe programs) in the print dialog box under the orientation section. Utilizing the auto-rotate checkbox, if you uncheck it you could have an option to select which…

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  17. better handling for Print to Laser Machines

    sending a job "print" to laser machine Illustrator is quite slow and doesn't handle vector and bitmap below 333 dpi.....

    I had to switch to corel draw to be able to "print" vectors @ 0.001 and bitmaps at 250 dpi.... in illustrator it reads vector with at 250 dpi as bitmaps! (dpi should not matter for vectors)

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  18. please bring back pdf print on the mac.

    please bring back pdf print on the mac. I work on big scaled jobs and pdf save dose not save the full artboard

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  19. Print multiple artboards on one page (print only what's on the artboards, "ignore artboards" isn't the solution)

    I think it'd be nice to be able to print only what's on multiple artboards onto one page. Right now the only option is to "ignore artboards", but that will print everything within the file, which doesn't work. The workaround is to save as a .pdf then print everything on one page from there, but this really shouldn't need a workaround, it should be an option within the print dialog.

    2 votes

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  20. プリント画面表示時にそのバックの作業画面のスクロールを可能にして欲しい

    デザイン画面をプリントアウトする印刷物を作成するデザイナーのほとんどは、広い作業画面の分割プリント指示を使って複数のラフをプリントします。そのときどのページをプリント指示する場合、作業画面に表示される分割プリントの番号をプリント画面で入力します。ところがプリント画面が表示されている状態では作業画面をスクロールすることが出来ません。その結果、ページ番号をメモしたり覚えたりしてその数字をプリントタイル範囲に入力しなければなりません。かつてのかなり古いバージョンではスクロール出来た時もありましたがいつの間にかその機能はなくなってしまいました。プリント画面でバックの作業画面をスクロールできると、プリント指示の効率が非常にあがります。ぜひ復活をお願いいたします。

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