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I did a design in Photshop... Now the company that Im having it printed by works with Freehand... Is there anyway I can take my Photoshop file and export it into Freehand without losing the quality of the design?

Thanks!
 
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er this is an image you want printed?...
cant you save it as a jpg or tif file ? -
 
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Go Layers>Flatten Image. Then you can save it as a TIFF or JPG – Tiff is better. Make sure that the print size (document size) is correct in Image>Image Size before you save it. Any specialty printing house can print a TIFF without layers.

I get $25 off the price of a newsletter I have printed by submitting it as a PDF file so the printer doesn’t have any formatting to do. Any printing house can also print a PDF and Photoshop will export an image as a PDF file.

If the printing house can only work with Freehand find another shop - that sounds absurd. I had to submit my photos to a specialty house to have plates made and they could take TIFF, JPG or PDF. They preferred TIFF. We changed printers and don’t need the specialty house anymore.

If your design doesn’t show as at least 200 PPI when you size it for printing then you should probably redo it. Otherwise it will be fine when you print it from either TIFF or PDF.
 
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LOL
who's the customer anyways ?

as Slipe suggests - find a good print shop that works with you, not the other way around
 
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Welcome to the world of printing companies. Most of them I have ever worked with were a pain. For one they work on MAC's and if they ever try and send you a disk you are screwed. They almost always use PageMaker or Quark and also RARELY send you the file in a format you can use.
 

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I designed a persoanl business card in Photoshop... Im using this printshop because I can get a deal through my current employer... I sent them a PDF file of the business card but they also wanted the PSD file too to make it a row of 8 when the print it out...
I just wanted to see if there was a way to export a PSD file so Freehand can open the file and not lose the resolution of the file...
 
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