I've completed several prints for a designer on Illustrator and sent them to her in press quality PDF format. She asked me to convert them to PNG or JPG, but I found this makes the artwork lose a lot of quality. What is the best high resolution format (besides PDF) to send to her for printing?

Thanks :)


Well, neither PNG nor JPG are suitable for "high-quality printing". If those are the formats she's asking for, send those.

If you need a raster format for printing, TIFF may be suitable.

Really, this is a difficult question to answer without seeing samples. There's really no reason a PNG or JPG would "lose quality" with an initial save.


Do what she asks. She wants PNG or JPEG.

In Illustrator click File > Export > Export As

Choose the format

When the dialog appears, increase the resolution until you think it's good enough.

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