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I recently designed a letterhead for our new company, and am working with a supplier on printing some envelopes with the company letterhead.

 

They've asked for an .eps file with at least 300 dpi. My original .pdn file I made 4-times the actual print size (which was 3.3 inches x 1 inch) at set the dpi at 600.

 

 

When I size it down to actual, I am keeping the resolution at 600 dpi, flattening, and then saving as a jpeg, then converting to a PDF, which I save as a .eps.

 

Somehow, I am ending up with an .eps file that is not hi-rez enough.

 

 

Is this a correct way to get to an .eps file? And is there a better way?

 

Thanks!

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Don't use JPG. Use PNG. JPG is a "lossy" format; PNG is Lossless.

 

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.pdn files save everything.

.png will flatten the image (no layers) and do what it can to save space while staying lossless. For example, a completely black image will save as a much smaller .png file than a photo of a butterfly flitting across a rainbow over the imperial gardens. If I remember correctly, the two files would be the same size if saved as .pdn.

EDIT: Wikipedia says to save as a .tiff if you are messing with .eps

If you are losing visual quality, then I'm not sure what's going on.

 

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