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

    Print PDF vs Save as PDF - Quality Difference?

    Architecture-Student Community Member

      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?

       

       

      Thanks!