# Exporting artboards to PDF at @2x

Is there a way to have Sketch export all artboards to a single PDF at 2x?

• PDF should be vector anyway so why would you need it at 2x? – Cai Feb 6 '17 at 9:46

You can use the plug-in "PDF Export — Sketch Plugin" with the option "Export as PNGs into PDF" which allow you to set a resolution multiplier.

This will enable you export all artboards to a single pdf file at 2x.

• This is indeed a great plugin to have, I use it daily. – Summer Mar 24 '17 at 10:28

You can change exporting file format here and resize it as 2x.

Nope, there isn’t a way to export all artboards to a PDF, but there is a way to export artboards as PNGs or PDFs, then combine them into a single PDF using Automator.

1. Select all the artboards you’d like to export.
2. Click the + near the bottom right of the window to add an export item.
3. Set it to PDF and 2x (not quite sure why you want it at 2×?).
4. Click the export toolbar button near the top right of the window.

1. Open Automator (it’s in your Applications folder).
2. Find the Combined PDF Pages action and drag it to the pane on the right.
3. Select all your PDFs in the Finder and drag them above the Combined PDF Pages item you just added.
4. Click run.

You should now have a combined PDF on your desktop, with all your artboards.

The PDF Export — Sketch Plugin works well for larger artboards. Unless I'm missing something, it does not work well with smaller artboards because it aligns them vertically (and also by name, which may/may not help depending on your case). So if you hundreds of 24x24 artboads like icons, you'll end up with 30 page PDF.

I'm still looking for a solution but for now the quickest way for me was to give all the artboards no name and then take several screenshots and piece together. I was able to do this with 6 screenshots. I'm only using this to share with my Team so super high resolution was not important. If high res is important, don't use this method.