Printing from Illustrator
When working with Illustrator, we recommend that you actually export to PDF and then print from Adobe Acrobat. Photoshop files are very large. Saving it as a PDF will compress your images and preserve crisp text.
Under Window, select Links
In the Links tab, make sure there are no broken or out of-date links. If there are any red X makes, you will need to relink ort update the link references
Under File, select Save As
In the Save As window, set Save as Type to Adobe PDF
In the Save As Adobe PDF window, set Adobe PDF Preset to [High Quality Print]
Set Compatibility to Adobe 8 (PDF 1.7)
Uncheck Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities
Under Compression the settings are as follows
Make changes in Image Quality and ppi to achieve desired balance of quality and file size
Press Save PDF
Finally, see the Creating an Optimized PDF guide for final print output.