My printer is asking me for a huge jpeg that makes AI run out of memory. How do I fix that?

I require a 10ft x 10ft banner. My printer asked HI-resolution .jpeg file in actual size (1:1), but when I make the .jpeg file, pop up show I get an error of insufficient memory.

How much memory is required to make a hi-resolution (300 dpi) .jpeg file of 120 x 120 illustration

I read the answer, but not satisfied.

I make the design in 10in x 10in & and apply gaussian blur and a lot of other effects and send file to vendor. When he increased the file in actual size (10ft x 10 ) the original design has changed. So he asked for the .jpeg in 300dpi (10ft x 10ft) actual size. The design is for branding a store (digital print + pasting on sun board).

My system is I5 with 4gb ram.


My first, second and third answers to this question would be “Find a different printer, because the one you have is incompetent.” There is no grande format equipment made that requires jpeg as input. Typical spec, this one from the Fuji website:


All popular desktop formats including PostScript 3, EPS, TIFF, PDF, both RGB and CMYK color spaces.

If you’re stuck with this printer, ask him to be a little bit brave and try a PDF instead. Get him to experiment with a small PDF first. When he finds that works, he can tackle the big one. Many grande format shops are small operations with little technical understanding of the technology, but I’ve not come across one that didn’t know how to handle a PDF.

If, in the last resort, you have to use jpeg, create it at 75 ppi, not 300. No 10 foot banner is viewed from 16 inches away, which is where it would have to be to justify 300 ppi artwork.

If even that isn’t accepted, create a 120×120, 300ppi RGB document in Photoshop and place the .AI file, rasterize it, flatten, and output as a jpeg. Be prepared to wait while Photoshop works, because a huge image like that takes a long time to process.

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