Illustrator CS2 help please!

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I am laying out a sign at full size 4' X 8'. The effercts do not function right at full size but perfect at a smaller size. This is for a digital print and I was told I need full size artwork at 300dpi. I cleared all files off my desk top which should leave close to 1 GB.

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Maybe it's just taking a long time to render the effects at that size. If not, I usually find it helps to shut down and then re-open the program when crazy things start happening...

(Not exactly the most brilliant, profound advice, I know, but just try it, lol....)
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Thanks, I have restarted several times and no change.
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What 'effects' in particular are you using?
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4' x 8' at 300 dpi is going to kill your computer. I doubt 1GB (assuming you meant RAM) is even enough.

I don't get it. If you make it all vectors, just make it a manageable scaled size at 300 dpi and let the printer scale it up to the size they need. That's the key benefit of AI. Vector art is scalable without resolution loss.
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I've done printed work larger sizes than that using 300dpi artwork in Illustrator, granted you do need a decent computer but it's not impossible.

I wonder what 'effects' they are trying to use which would only look good on a smaller size and why they would use it when they need to produce a larger size piece of work... ?
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OK now I'm curious. I'll give a go at a 4 foot by 8 foot document tonight when I can close everything else down. I've got 4GB RAM so I'm curious to see if I can crash this puppy.
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lmao@u up for the challenge. Thats 1.2 x 2.4 metres in Aus measurements.

i'll have a look later and see if i can dig out a pic of the sign that was made.
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OK doubly curious. I obviously didn't crash anything, but opening a new doc at 4'x8' was no prob, but I couldn't even make a font large enough to make it look like a banner. Largest I could do was 1296 pt and it didn't even take up 10% of the banner.
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You'd probably need to create an outline of the font to get it that big.

Glad to hear you didn't crash your computer! With vector artwork you could do it smaller, but with large images at 300dpi it does make your puter work hard but is do-able :D

I just found in my folio the pics of the display but my scanner isn't set up on this computer. It was huge, I remember now that the background was a 300dpi image as was all the product photos and other images. MAN that was one big nasty file to work with haha. Can't remember what spec's the puter was back then.

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