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I made a business card for a family friend on Photoshop, went all gold, they got their business cards printed but now they want a sign made with the logo I made for them. So it needs to be blown up to a large scale but they can't use the psd file I made because it comes out too blurry. The printer can only us ai files. I opened the psd file in illustrator then saved it as a eps as requested by the printer, but when he opened it and zoomed in it was still blurt. How can I make this work?

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    You must recreate the artwork in Illustrator as vector shapes. You can not use any part of the Photoshop raster image. See here, here, and here It is generally a poor idea to ever create a "logo" with Photoshop. – Scott Jun 14 at 23:03
  • Scott's comment is correct but I just wanted to add that a commercial printer can print a PSD file, it's just that your graphic was designed smaller than you intended to print so enlarging the graphic which will pixelate it. – AndrewH Jun 14 at 23:17
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    @AndrewH signage is often different and can really make vector mandatory at times. It does depend upon the sign though. – Scott Jun 14 at 23:18
  • As @Scott says, some sign places cut vinyl and want sheer vectors: .eps, .ai, .dxf, .dwg, some even take .svg - so it depends upon the printer’s pipeline and production technology what they need - but clearly a pixel-painted business card design element will need to be redrawn as vector art prior to any use such as larger-scale signage or vinyl cutting - if they can print from raster files, designing in vector and then exporting to the size needed is the best practice anyway, and allows easy vector export as well as vari-sized raster exports. – GerardFalla Jun 15 at 0:40
  • "I made a business card for a family friend on Photoshop, went all gold" Except that it didn't. Please, do not "Design" in PhotoIShouldNotUseItForEverythingShop. – Rafael Jul 11 at 19:07
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As @Scott says, some sign places cut vinyl and want sheer vectors: .eps, .ai, .dxf, .dwg, some even take .svg - so it depends upon your specific printer’s pipeline and production technology what file format and graphic methods they need.

Clearly a small-format pixel-painted business card design element will need to be redrawn as vector art prior to any use such as larger-scale signage or vinyl cutting; even if they can print from raster files, designing in vector and then exporting to a raster file in the size needed is the best practice anyway, and allows easy vector export as well as vari-sized raster exports.

You need to redraw as vector art from the get-go.

Hope this helps.

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