For my purpose Illustrator is perfect, and above is compatible with the files that I send customers.
Corel does not use any of my knowledge, it would be useless.
Illustrator, because I use Photoshop , for many years, and now working on graphics is my option
Illustrator for print period
Coreldraw is a versatile "general purpose" program kind of of like an Illustrator and Indesign combined. It can be used for everything from a logo design to a full magazine. There have been problems getting good exported PDFs from it but X5 seems to be quite good now. If files are printed to file then distilled, PDFs are almost always OK. It also has loads of import and export formats.
I don't know the last version very well honestly, but pdf generated from older versions created a great part of problem we had in printing process
Illustrator. Purely for better pdf support and (to my eyes anyway) more robust file integrity.
Yes thats right with the PDF support. But whats is time consuming in AI are the
mask and groups when you get files from customers. There it is much easier in Corel to seperate the groups and masks.
+1 for Illustrator. In terms of compatibility it is without a doubt the best vector solution. Especially if you're using other Adobe products. Although, I am slightly bias toward Illustrator since I've been using it since day 1 and have very limited experience with Coral.
I would say an +1 for Illustrator
but if you want to do something quick, Corel does pretty good job
CorelDraw to work much easier and faster
+ Illustrator, it may be a little bit harder to start with but there are lots of documentations and comunity help online
Previously I used CorelDraw. It allows faster to do many tasks. Now use Illustrator for two reasons:
1. On Mac OS no fresh CorelDraw
2. Illustrator is much more functional.