16 Replies Latest reply on Jul 11, 2012 9:43 AM by JETalmage

    Print PDF vs Save as PDF - Quality Difference?


      I know there's other posts about PDF vs Save but I didn't see my issue answered, so here it goes:


      I print a lot of large-format (24"x36" and larger) Illustrator files that contain both vector drawings and raster images.  The guys at my print center insist that we do a print to PDF and not a save as PDF.  So my questions are: 


      Is there a quality difference between printing and saving? 

      Does one have better vector quality?

      Does one have better raster quality?