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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.

    20 votes

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  2. 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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  3. 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?

    7 votes

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  4. 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

    6 votes

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

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

    5 votes

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  6. Complete Pantone Swatch Library

    Include the complete Pantone color library in color books instead of having to buy it separately from Pantone.

    5 votes

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 3 votes

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  10. 3 votes

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  11. 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

    3 votes

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  12. 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.

    3 votes

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  13. 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)

    3 votes

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  14. 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

    3 votes

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  15. 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。

    2 votes

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  16. 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.

    2 votes

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  17. Overprint black: ignore groups

    This may be brought up elsewhere, but I've tried to give it a clear title.

    Currently, when setting overprint to 100k strokes (for example), Illustrator may not display/apply the overprint for grouped objects, making the user have to find the erroneous objects, then ungroup them.

    Overprint slows Ai down a lot, making this task a real headache, so it'd be lovely if this were sorted in the menu.

    2 votes

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  18. I would love to see Output Preview as in Acrobat DC with the Percentage Ink shown when you move over

    I would love to see Output Preview as in Acrobat DC with the Percentage Ink shown when you move the cursor over an area

    2 votes

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  19. Alignment marks for Screen print

    Is there any way you can add a feature that would allow a novice screen printer the option to select a center mark and bleeds?

    2 votes

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  20. Alignment marks for Screen print

    Is there any way you can add a feature that would allow a novice screen printer the option to select a center mark and bleeds?

    2 votes

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