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What format to save project to have a professional print it

I have an ancient program: the Print Shop version 6 (!!) in which I make family calendars every year- we are up to 19 now. I would like to design them then have them professionally printed. This year I saved each page in jpg and bmp format and took to the printer on a cd. They couldn't print them because every page came out pixellated no matter what form they tried to use. What format should I save them in so they will come out as nice as when I print them at home?

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  • hokey17 Jan 07, 2009

    thanks for the explanation as well as the solution. It helps when you know why you're doing what you must do.

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JPEGs were only really intended for monitor display, although they do print up on a home inkjet very well. They should not really be used for any kind of long term storage other than as original image files if that is how they were shot, as every time you save them they degrade due to the compression process used. If you are working in photoshop I would leave them in psd format, especially if you have any layers. Your edited files will store well long term as either psd or tiff files. Tiff supports layers but again unless you need to print them commercially psd will suffice.

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