I recently did a rather small layout, the graphic size is 9.4" x 3.0" in a letter size document, and it has a few effects; drop shadows mostly. When I went to save as an EPS file, Level 3 Postscript (so ColoRIP would "see" the CutPath) it took forever to save. When I looked at the resultant file size, I was flabbergasted to see it as over 263 MB!!! I did a search here but wasn't able to find anything similar so hoping it is just something simple that I overlooked in the job or settings. The native AI file, when saved, is a bit large too, I believe, for a graphic this size; 4.5 MB. BTW, it is all vector; no bitmap/raster elements. An interesting side note is that when I imported the 4.5 MB AI file into CorelDRAW 12 and saved, the resulting CDR file is only 1.56 MB ... go figure!