I have an Adobe Illustrator file that I wish to print; I want to print it on a 60x60in (inches) paper.

My question is: should the Illustrator file also be 60x60in wide? Or it is ok if the dimensions of the document is much smaller and I export the file to PDF and print it big anyway?


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If every element of your graphic is a vector image created in Illustrator, you can create it at any size. That's the beauty of vector graphics. However, if you place a bitmapped image into your Illustrator file, you should create your file at the size that it will be printed - in your case, 60"x60". Regardless of how you output your file, a placed bitmap will not also be scalable.

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