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How do I change the dpi in illustrator?

Aug 22, 2008 10:09 AM

I created an image in illustrator and saved it as a jpeg. When I took it to print in the shop they told me the image had the wrong dpi (72). How can I change this so that I can print the image?

Thanks for your help in advance.
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    Aug 22, 2008 10:46 AM   in reply to (danielito)
    Take the file to a print show that support Illustrator or PDF files, and save as press ready PFD. If the print shop says they only print JPEG and you must print there (I wouldn't) then use File > Export rather than Save for Web. Save for Web is for saving for.... Web. Really?
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    Aug 24, 2008 4:07 PM   in reply to (danielito)
    Go to Effects>Document Raster Effects Settings and either check high Quality 300 DPI or do a custom setting and use 355 dpi which is what the high end publications use.

    Then make your pdf and that should do it. The 72 dpi is a way of keeping the file smaller and have illustrator function faster. It is the default setting.
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    Aug 26, 2008 9:15 AM   in reply to (danielito)
    When you save the file as .jpg there is a dialog that opens that allows you
    to set the resolution. 72 is the (old) standard for internet images because
    older monitors worked at 72hz and pixels were scanned 1/1 at that rate.
    With today's falt screen monitors, scan rate is a thing of the past so only
    pixel count size is relevant fro web display. For print, simply set the dpi
    to high (300) or more (custom).

    Also, you'll need to discus with the print shop what formats thay like to
    use best. .jpg is not often used for print, CMYK .tiff is used more often
    along with .pdf production ready.
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