I've tried putting everything in one large artboard and printing that large artboard, but it would not show the trim marks for the smaller artboards.

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To place trim marks around artboards

Select File → Save As (Ctrl+Shift+S) and select PDF

Once the PDF options come up, click on Marks and Bleeds and check Trim Marks

To place crop marks around individual objects

Select all items you want and go to Effect → Crop Marks this will apply crop marks (trim marks) to each object.

See this answer for more.

  • Is the PDF going to retain CMYK profile? Dec 7, 2020 at 12:01
  • @KamilaMielczarek yes thats the purpose of PDF
    – joojaa
    Dec 7, 2020 at 14:34

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