I'm trying to tile a large graphic in Illustrator CS4. Printing it is fine. It tiles fine. The problem is getting marks on each page so I can put the thing together properly. I'm working with many sheets so I need some sort of reference for the tiling. InDesign puts marks on each tile so that you can build it seamlessly. How do you get similar marks out of Illustrator? Adding trim marks from the print dialog only gives crops around the final trim size. I need marks on each tile to be able to trim the overlap and bleed off, line it up to the next tile and put it together. I'm making corrections to the graphic as I go, so placing manual marks is a pain in a%$ and time consuming. I'm sure there's som stupid checkbox I'm missing as I think this should be a very simple task- at least it used to be. Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Have you tried to open your .ai file in Acrobat and print from there?
This thread is old but I'm adding to it in case someone's search points them here.
Luke Jennings's suggestion of printing from Acrobat works. Just select the "Tile Large Pages" option from the "Paper Scaling" menu in the print dialog box, then check the 'Cut Mark' box. You can also place your Illustrator EPS in InDesign and print with tiling. InDesign prints tiled pages with cut marks.
It's odd that Illustrator doesn't provide cut marks when tiling, but the above are viable workarounds.