Embed Your Images in Illustrator
Illustrator normally keeps a Link to images you insert into your designs. This becomes an issue when you submit the .ai file because we actually won’t get the design we need in order to print. To ensure that your art work gets to us, follow these steps.
1. Go to the Window menu and select Links. You should now see a small
window titled Links.
2. In this window, you’ll see your image is currently Linked. We need it to be
Embedded. Click on the image and from the menu, select Embed Image.
3. You should see a little icon of on the right of the link menu, indicating that it is now embedded.