I need an image that will be printed with the proportions 160x230cm.
I have made my artboard size 160x230cm(I am starting to think this wasn't a good idea because it is too big and everything is really slow).
To what size do I resize the artboard and how can I export the image so it won't lose quality when printing 160x230cm? How big does it have to be? What ppi do I use?

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How can I export the image so it won't lose quality when printing?

I would personally suggest Saving as a .pdf. This option will allow you to choose [High Quality Print] from the 'Presets' and you can also go to 'Marks and Bleeds' and add any if they are necessary.

How big does it have to be?

If you want your image to print out 160x230cm, as far as I'm aware, your artboard will need to be 160x230cm.

What ppi do I use?

300dpi/ppi is standard for printing.

  • this answer contains incorrect information. An artboard doesn't need to be 1:1 scale to print, specially if it's a vector file. For more info, always ask your printer, they'll know better what specs will print better in their equipment.
    – Luciano
    Aug 20, 2018 at 9:37

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