I created a logo using Illustrator. Copy pasted it in Photoshop, saved as PNG. Opened the PNG file in Sketch and applied a gradient, so created final logo in Sketch.

Now I need to hand the logo to a client in PRINT quality. What do I need to do? Thanks a bunch in advance

  • What problem were you trying to solve with this workflow? I mean it must have been quite a problem since your willing to sacrifice so much functionality...
    – joojaa
    Jan 8, 2017 at 11:02
  • Do you gradients in AI and send the AI over. AI is print quality and a more commonly used format than Sketch.
    – Lucian
    Jan 9, 2017 at 9:46

3 Answers 3


Print quality means resolution at least 300dpi. Color mode cmyk is recommended. Vector formats are crisper than rasters.


You need to go back and apply the gradient on Ilustrator with the proper color combination and percentages (Most likely in CMYK format).

The moment you have a PNG to be used on a website (png) you loose totally any "print quality", except for very tiny, and I mean very tiny sizes.


Like Rafael and Webstarian already wrote you need to rework it on illustrator starting with the vector format, some tips to be sure to present a good file to the printer:

  • Expand fonts lines and everything that can be expanded just to have all filled shapes.

  • Well organize all shapes (trying to clean up overlapping shapes).

  • Renane and organize layers with friendly names (avoid duplicates).

  • Work with spot colors if the kind of print need it.

  • Trying to control gradients.

  • Check the black apparence, be sure to have it on Rich Black

Export as pdf version is the most common solution

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