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Being imprisoned in 8-bit land is a miserable shortcoming of Illustrator for those of us who like to print things on paper. I am appalled to find that Illustrator, which I recently bought on a commercial printer's advice, is useless for creating 16-bit gradient fills and exporting to 16-bit TIFFs. This makes it useless, and expensively so, for the work I do.
Not all of us print solid-fill graphics for 4-colour press work. We need high-resolution giclee printing on RGB devices directly from vector artwork, with gradient fills that don't band horribly!