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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 '17 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 '17 at 9:46
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Print quality means resolution at least 300dpi. Color mode cmyk is recommended. Vector formats are crisper than rasters.

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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.

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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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