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I created a logo using Adobe Illustrator 10 and drag and dropped it in a Photoshop 7 file to be printed. The photoshop 7 file was 300 dpi and when I brought the logo in in got really small so I increased the size in Photoshop. When I sent it to the printer he said everything was fine except the logo was jaggy looking. Do you know why?

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  • cgrafic Dec 18, 2008

    Both the logo file and the photoshop file where both 8.5 x 11 in size. I am not aware that you can lower or increase the dpi or resolution in an adobe illustrator 10 file. If you can please tell me how.

  • cgrafic Dec 18, 2008

    Also, I might add this Photshop file printed fine on my laser printer, even the logo. The file was saved in a pdf format and emailed. The only thing jaggy according to the printer was the logo.

  • cgrafic Dec 18, 2008

    That is exactly what I did. The photoshop file was 300 dpi and I drug the logo from the Illustrator file into the 300 dpi photoshop file.

    The size decreased a lot. So I then sized it up in photoshop. It looked fine, printed fine for me on my laser printer but after I saved it as a pdf and emailed it to a printer. He said the logo was jaggy. He wanted the Illustrator file emailed so he could fix the problem. I asked him to tell me what he did to fix it. He did not get back to me and is now on vacation until mid January. Nice, huh.

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Resolution is a hard thing to grasp. I'm guessing the original logo created was either a low DPI and/or a small physical size. For example if you create a 1in x 1in logo at 300 DPI and increase the size to 4in x 4in at 300 DPI - the image does not contain small enough pixels to give a quality image (1 pixel is translated to 4 giving jagged edges). I hope this helps.

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  • Curtis Richner Dec 18, 2008

    Sorry, I was forgetting Illustrator is creates Vector images. It appears the image is losing resolution when you drop it into PhotoShop. Create a blank new image in PhotoShop and set the resolution to 300 DPI or higher as the default is 72 DPI then drop your Illustrator image into it.

  • Curtis Richner Dec 18, 2008

    maybe the image lost quality in the conversion to PDF. You know you can save as PDF from Illustrator as well?

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