Saving at 300dpi

AM
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Andy Martin
Jan 4, 2005
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Hi

I’m making a logo to get printed out onto card in a printshop & am struggling over something basic.

Created the logo & text in Illustrator, scaled without affecting the ‘crispness’ and saved as .ai. Opened it up in PS and saved as .psd for him to print (he hasn’t got Illustrator on his machine). He wants it as 300 dpi but when I opened it up in PS, the ‘Rasterize Generic PDF Format’ box had a resolution of 70 by default. I changd it to 300 and the image grew too!

The ‘New Doc Preset Res.’ box in the preferences section is showing that the screen resolution is 72 pixels/inch and the print is 300 pixels/inch.

All i want to do is get my image with text from Illustrator to PS and save it at a high resolution – any help is greatly appreciated,

Andy
MJ
Monty Jake Monty
Jan 4, 2005
The display on screen is big but if you go to Image>Image Size you will find that the print size is correct. View it at 25% in PS to see the whole thing. Also……what kind of print shop doesn’t have Illustrator?

Steve

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From: "Andy Martin"
Newsgroups: alt.graphics.photoshop
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2005 22:05:52 -0000
Subject: Saving at 300dpi

Hi

I’m making a logo to get printed out onto card in a printshop & am struggling over something basic.

Created the logo & text in Illustrator, scaled without affecting the ‘crispness’ and saved as .ai. Opened it up in PS and saved as .psd for him to print (he hasn’t got Illustrator on his machine). He wants it as 300 dpi but when I opened it up in PS, the ‘Rasterize Generic PDF Format’ box had a resolution of 70 by default. I changd it to 300 and the image grew too!
The ‘New Doc Preset Res.’ box in the preferences section is showing that the screen resolution is 72 pixels/inch and the print is 300 pixels/inch.
All i want to do is get my image with text from Illustrator to PS and save it at a high resolution – any help is greatly appreciated,
Andy

C
Corey
Jan 4, 2005
What you should do is Save as an Adobe PDF and either embed the fonts, or convert the fonts to a vector shape and then select "Include Vector Data." in the Save as PDF panel that comes up. An EPS directly from Illustrator may work too.

A print shop that doesn’t have Illustrator? What the heck do they use?

Peadge 🙂

"Andy Martin" wrote in message
Hi

I’m making a logo to get printed out onto card in a printshop & am struggling over something basic.

Created the logo & text in Illustrator, scaled without affecting the ‘crispness’ and saved as .ai. Opened it up in PS and saved as .psd for him to print (he hasn’t got Illustrator on his machine). He wants it as 300
dpi
but when I opened it up in PS, the ‘Rasterize Generic PDF Format’ box had
a
resolution of 70 by default. I changd it to 300 and the image grew too!
The ‘New Doc Preset Res.’ box in the preferences section is showing that
the
screen resolution is 72 pixels/inch and the print is 300 pixels/inch.
All i want to do is get my image with text from Illustrator to PS and save it at a high resolution – any help is greatly appreciated,
Andy

A
arrooke
Jan 5, 2005
Hi

I’m making a logo to get printed out onto card in a printshop & am struggling over something basic.

Created the logo & text in Illustrator, scaled without affecting the ‘crispness’ and saved as .ai. Opened it up in PS and saved as .psd for him to print (he hasn’t got Illustrator on his machine). He wants it as 300
dpi
but when I opened it up in PS, the ‘Rasterize Generic PDF Format’ box had
a
resolution of 70 by default. I changd it to 300 and the image grew too!
The ‘New Doc Preset Res.’ box in the preferences section is showing that
the
screen resolution is 72 pixels/inch and the print is 300 pixels/inch.
All i want to do is get my image with text from Illustrator to PS and save it at a high resolution – any help is greatly appreciated,
Andy
Like the others said: Go somewhere else. That shop doesn’t deserve your business. Not having Illustrator in this day is like not having ink to put on the press.
The other option is save as EPS.
AM
Andy Martin
Jan 5, 2005
Thanks for your assistance. Got the images done without too much grief, but your right, it’s odd that a printshop doesn’t have Illustrator. He seems to do everything in PS & Quark. Nevertheless, thanks for your input

Andy
"arrooke" wrote in message
Hi

I’m making a logo to get printed out onto card in a printshop & am struggling over something basic.

Created the logo & text in Illustrator, scaled without affecting the ‘crispness’ and saved as .ai. Opened it up in PS and saved as .psd for
him
to print (he hasn’t got Illustrator on his machine). He wants it as 300
dpi
but when I opened it up in PS, the ‘Rasterize Generic PDF Format’ box
had
a
resolution of 70 by default. I changd it to 300 and the image grew too!
The ‘New Doc Preset Res.’ box in the preferences section is showing that
the
screen resolution is 72 pixels/inch and the print is 300 pixels/inch.
All i want to do is get my image with text from Illustrator to PS and
save
it at a high resolution – any help is greatly appreciated,
Andy
Like the others said: Go somewhere else. That shop doesn’t deserve your business. Not having Illustrator in this day is like not having ink to put on the press.
The other option is save as EPS.

A
arrooke
Jan 5, 2005
"Andy Martin" wrote in message
Thanks for your assistance. Got the images done without too much grief,
but
your right, it’s odd that a printshop doesn’t have Illustrator. He seems
to
do everything in PS & Quark. Nevertheless, thanks for your input
Sadly, your experience is not an unusual state of affairs. Especially when dealing with small printers – or large chains/franchises. The owners often don’t have a clue, and hire staff at dirt wages that know even less. Keith.
TR
todd radel
Jan 6, 2005
My sediments exactly find a real printer, for there is no real printer without Illustrator.
"arrooke" wrote in message
Hi

I’m making a logo to get printed out onto card in a printshop & am struggling over something basic.

Created the logo & text in Illustrator, scaled without affecting the ‘crispness’ and saved as .ai. Opened it up in PS and saved as .psd for him
to print (he hasn’t got Illustrator on his machine). He wants it as 300
dpi
but when I opened it up in PS, the ‘Rasterize Generic PDF Format’ box had
a
resolution of 70 by default. I changd it to 300 and the image grew too!
The ‘New Doc Preset Res.’ box in the preferences section is showing that
the
screen resolution is 72 pixels/inch and the print is 300 pixels/inch.
All i want to do is get my image with text from Illustrator to PS and save
it at a high resolution – any help is greatly appreciated,
Andy
Like the others said: Go somewhere else. That shop doesn’t deserve your business. Not having Illustrator in this day is like not having ink to put on the press.
The other option is save as EPS.

S
steggy
Jan 6, 2005
Andy Martin wrote:
Thanks for your assistance. Got the images done without too much grief, but your right, it’s odd that a printshop doesn’t have Illustrator. He seems to do everything in PS & Quark. Nevertheless, thanks for your input
Andy

If he has Quark then you could indeed save time and save the Illy file as an EPS (probably with the text outlined). The printer can just place it in XPress (according to your instructions, or do it yourself) and RIP it. If he does not have Illustrator, I doubt if he can handle a PDF;)

steg

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