When you include text in your vector artwork, you have to take steps to ensure that it will print as expected. Of course, you can use the same approach that’s recommended for page-layout applications: Gather up the fonts and support artwork (such as placed images) and include them when you submit your vector artwork to the print service provider. While Illustrator doesn’t naturally do this, the Scoop plug-in from Worker 72a (www.worker72a.com) adds the functionality for Illustrator 8.0 through CS4. (As of this writing, the Scoop plug-in is available for Macintosh only.)
The more common methods for dealing with needed fonts in vector graphics, however, are embedding and outlining.