I am a beginner to Adobe Illustrator, and I am trying to make a pattern for my leather making.
I have made the pattern on a big artboard and then created multiple A4 artboards and I am trying to fit the pattern by overlapping them on different artboards.
This is all fine when I export the Artboards to PDF all the patters are neatly cut exactly how I want it, however, if I try to print it in my printer, and select the scale to 100% so that I want the values of my dimension exactly as I wanted it, it is expanding my pattern and in this process, the edges are getting cut and I can't paste it exactly side by side.
What is the method of fixing this? I was thinking of maybe somehow cutting the pattern on exactly half and then putting 1 side in 1 artboard and the other one in another artboard, but I am not sure how to do that.
Can anyone suggest me the most optimal way of doing it?