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Color Printing from Macintosh OS X

  1. Load Adobe Illustrator.
  2. From the File menu, select Document Setup:
    1. From the pull-down menu, select Artboard:
      1. Choose a standard paper size in the Size field.
      2. To use a custom page size:
        1. Select Custom from the Size field.
        2. Select the desired Units.
        3. Enter the Width and Length for your custom page size.

          To avoid cutting off the image, enter the exact size of your media.

      3. Click OK.
    2. Click OK.
  3. From the File menu, select Print.

    If you are working with Illustrator CS or CS2, click the Printer button in the Print dialog to access Printer Features.

    1. Set Printer to the network print queue that corresponds to the desired output device.
    2. Select General from the list on the left side of the screen.
      1. Set Copies to the number of copies you want to print.
    3. Click the Printer button.
      1. Select the Printer Features pop-up menu:
        1. To apply color settings choose either an output profile or preset
        2. To automatically start RIPing the file without printing it, set After Spooling to RIP.
        3. To print the file automatically, set After Spooling to Print.
        4. To verify the print mode and profile settings before printing the file, set After Spooling to Hold.
      2. Click Print to return to the Print dialog.
    4. Click Print to start printing.

See Also

Adobe Illustrator on Macintosh

Contour Cutting from Macintosh OS X