I bought some photos and need to send them off for printing. The printing company asked for the final files to be in PDF format, so I've converted them using Illustrator and Photoshop. I also added a few lines of text in each of them.
The original files were an average of about 3MB. After saving as PDF (with no compression because I really want to retain full quality since the dpi after expanding to A3 size is less than 300, and converting text to outlines), my files are now as large as 100MB! Is this normal? Or am I doing something wrong? Will such heavy files cause problems during printing? I only have around 3 layers in each file.