Basically, I had a client who wanted a 1 meter by 2 meter poster to advertise his business at local football events and such.
Though I'm predominantly a web-designer, I thought myself up to the challenge of print. I designed the proof in Photoshop, and that was all good.
I then exported it to pdf with Indesign, and the resulting pdf was 142.3Mb! Way too big to email, and way too big for any printer website's upload form.
In the end, I made a public directory in my website and FTP'd my giant pdf there. I told the client to link the printer to the link.
Is this the way to go? If I'd done this in Indesign, it would be vector based, but a much more manageable size. I mean, it takes around 10 minutes to download the pdf, and linking the printer to an image seems unorthodox.
Is this the way to do it for large files?