How can I make something print ready in Adobe Illustrator?

Posted on 2013-01-31
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Last Modified: 2013-02-01
Hi I received a Adobe Illustrator file from a client to print. It's a business card that needs to be 3.5 x 2

The person who designed the card didn't use bleeds. and the Adobe file is weirdly sized.

The PDF is 3.46" by 2.32"

3.75x2.25 for the printer (that is the size with bleeds, so the card will remain 3.5 x 2)

How can I do this? Any steps would be welcome.
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Sigurdur Armannsson earned 2000 total points
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The steps should be something like:

Set the Artboard (Cmd+O) to the size of the business card.
You can have Illustrator to show the bleeding in Document Setup.

Then make the pdf. Choose to have it with crop marks. The crop marks will be added to the file size but dimensions of the pdf do not matter to the printer (person). The printer will see the correct size of the business card.

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