9 Replies Latest reply on Apr 22, 2010 3:11 AM by Jacob Bugge

    Very small design quality

    relzi1337

      Hey,

       

      I'm currently creating a design for contact lenses in the size of 14.8mm diameter.

      To see the design in a size it's easy to work on, I'm using 1200% zoom.

       

      Now, the thing is, when I'm zooming back to 100%, the design looks somewhat "blurry", and the colors become much lighter and everything becomes thinner in general.

       

      My question is, if printing this design in a professional printing house, which specialized in creating contact lenses, will the design look like shown @ 1200% zoom, or will it take the quality of the 100% zoom?

      Furthermore, the thickness of the lines/strokes, when changing from 1200% zoom to 100%, as mentioned, it becomes much thinner. If I want to get the outcome as shown in the 1200% zoom, should I make everything thicker, so when changing back to 100% it will look the same as in 1200%?

       

      My logic says it will look more similar to the way it looks on a 1200% zoom, due to high quality AI file, and the high quality machinery the company using to create the lenses.

       

      Moreover, if anyone has any experience in making graphics for a printing house, would appreciate any tips.

       

      Thanks in advanced.

        • 1. Re: Very small design quality
          Jacob Bugge MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          relzi,

           

          Now, the thing is, when I'm zooming back to 100%, the design looks somewhat "blurry", and the colors become much lighter and everything becomes thinner in general.

           

          If you are zooming, everything should become very small at 100% and very hard to compare with the appearance at 1200%.

           

          If you are actually scaling, did you try ticking Scale Strokes & Effects in the Transform palette/panel flyout as James su´ggested in the other thread, and how did that effect things?

          • 2. Re: Very small design quality
            relzi1337 Level 1

            Hey Jacob,

             

            Yeah I did try that.. didn't see much of a change though.

             

            Here's a comparison between 100% and 1200%, for your consideration.

             

            lens.png

            • 3. Re: Very small design quality
              Jacob Bugge MVP & Adobe Community Professional

              relzi,

               

              After seeing the image(s),

               

              Now, the thing is, when I'm zooming back to 100%, the design looks somewhat "blurry", and the colors become much lighter and everything becomes thinner in general.
              That is quite expectable, given the resolution of the monitor.

              My question is, if printing this design in a professional printing house, which specialized in creating contact lenses, will the design look like shown @ 1200% zoom, or will it take the quality of the 100% zoom?

              Like the 1200% zoom, presuming they know what they are doing.

              Furthermore, the thickness of the lines/strokes, when changing from 1200% zoom to 100%, as mentioned, it becomes much thinner. If I want to get the outcome as shown in the 1200% zoom, should I make everything thicker, so when changing back to 100% it will look the same as in 1200%?

              Again, expectable.

               

              My logic says it will look more similar to the way it looks on a 1200% zoom, due to high quality AI file, and the high quality machinery the company using to create the lenses.

              It will.

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              • 4. Re: Very small design quality
                relzi1337 Level 1

                So let me get it straight, because I got a bit confused by the answer:

                Should I base my design on the 1200% and leave everything as it is, or should I change the design so it will look on 100% the way I want it to look on 1200%?

                 

                To simplify, if I want the design above to look like the 1200%, on the lens, should I change anything?

                 

                Thanks.

                • 5. Re: Very small design quality
                  Jacob Bugge MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                  relzi,

                   

                  To simplify, if I want the design above to look like the 1200%, on the lens, should I change anything?

                   

                  No.

                   

                  To feel more comfortable, you may print the design, or Save As PDF and print it from Acrobat/Reader.

                   

                  If you use a standard Artboard = paper size, you should be able to see the rings much more clearly, depending on the printer resolution of course.

                   

                  And you may set the Artboard size to 1/12 the paper size (for A4 that would be 17.5 x 24.75 mm) and Save As PDF, then print it on a normal size paper.

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                  • 6. Re: Very small design quality
                    relzi1337 Level 1

                    Alrighty then!

                     

                    Thank you very much, Sir.

                    • 7. Re: Very small design quality
                      Wade_Zimmerman Level 6

                      As for tips on printing list the specific questions you have so we can respond in kind.

                       

                      Also can you show us a screen shot attaching it to your message with the camera icon in the tool bar of the message reply window of this forum.

                       

                      I see you did already that soes look odd.

                       

                      How did you compose the image that you posted? How did ou save it? I just want to make certaain we are seeing a good representation of what you are seeing.

                      • 8. Re: Very small design quality
                        relzi1337 Level 1

                        I took a screenshot of both states, and put them into one document in Photoshop.

                        • 9. Re: Very small design quality
                          Jacob Bugge MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                          You are welcome, relzi.