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I've one illustrator file. The artboard takes much less than 1/4 of an A4 page. I would like to print 80 copies of it, 4 on each page. Is it possible?

I know that I can export the image, then ask windows to print them 4 by page, but I will loose illustrators options(trim marks by example).

So, is this possible with illustrator? What is the best way to do it? In the future I will have to do this regularly.

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That's my print dialog with the set up to 4 pages per sheet.

Click the Setup button to bring that second panel.

It is in Portuguese but I think it's easy to figure it out in other languages:

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  • What did you click on to have this second popup? I don't see it anywhere? Is it something directly related to your printer? – J4N Dec 20 '18 at 6:54
  • I forgot to mention. I clicked the "Setup" button. My printer is a Laser printer (Kyocera). – LeoNas Dec 21 '18 at 1:58
  • Okay, but I think it's dedicated to your printer, will not work for me :( – J4N Dec 21 '18 at 6:52
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Use Symbols.

Group your current artboard.
Choose Effect > Crop Marks to add crops to it. (or manually add marks, which is what I would do)
Drag it all to the Symbols Panel to create a symbol of your artwork with the marks.

Create a new A4 artboard...

Place as many of the Symbol instances as you like on the A4 artboard. They'll all have crops.

Print the A4 artboard.

If you need to edit the original, double-click the Symbol in the Symbols Panel to edit it. One symbol, used as many times as you like. This won't increase file size and allows you to control the layout of the "multi-up" page.

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