Need help printing an ad.

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  1. gettagrip

    gettagrip

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    Hi,
    I created a design to use on a POS cardboard display. I'm having trouble printing a good clean copy. The image looks great on the computer screen but when printed, the black looks purple and there is spotting in the white background. I tried Staples and Office Max and the quality was very poor. My next step was to try a sign printing shop. This is not a big sign. It will fit on an 8.5"x11" piece of paper. I tried jpeg and pdf. Neither worked. What is the best way to get this printed so it looks clean and professional?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. KD-did

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    If it were me I would have it vectorized for the best possible results.
     
  3. gettagrip

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    Thanks for your reply.
    I've used logo2vector for my logo and they were great. I was hoping to get this job done without that added expense. Is there any other way to "vectorize" an image?
     
  4. Zipper

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    See if this works... Set your canvas to 1600 px width x 2000 px height for portrait or 2000 px width x 1600 px height for landscape (modify + set canvas dimension) then design your POS sign, be sure to "save as" so you can go back if you need to edit it. Next go to "Export + set export resolution, and set it to 200 or 300 dpi and then save as a full size jpeg. Then try printing it. I do this and print on my printer and it comes out perfect.

    Hope this helps...
     
  5. gettagrip

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    Thanks, Zipper but my monitor is not that big. The largest I could get the canvas is 800x578. I did get a better picture by adjusting the color in Print Setup but there is room for improvement. Looking at it close up there are parts of it that are a wee bit fuzzy. I don't know if it's my printer or what. I'll keep playing with, do some research and see what happens.
    Thanks.
     
  6. Randy...

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    Have you ever thought about ramping up your display? 1024 x 768 will gain you some room.
     
  7. gettagrip

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    Thanks digger. I just did that and now I need a new pair of glasses ;-) Now my ad isn't printing at all. I think there is a problem with the program I'm using, Roxio PhotoSuite. Also, when I enlarge the canvas and then enlarge the ad the ad becomes too big and I have to make it smaller before exporting. That didn't produce good results either. I think I'm ok because I was pretty happy with the one I printed after adjusting the color in Print Setup. I have a lot to learn about this stuff and with two little boys running around it's hard to concentrate sometimes.
    Everybody's great here though. Thanks for all your help.
     

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