Hi all, I am relatively new to CorelDraw. My first major project using the software was designing a new brochure for the museum where I work. (I am not a graphic designer/artists...it is just a many hat organization.) We have CorelDraw and I've been slowly learning how to use it. I seem to be having a problem upon exporting the file to a PDF, which is very image heavy. All of the images in the file are at least 300 DPI if not much, much larger. However, when I export to PDF the image resolutions are very low. When I sent it to the printer (who does not accept CorelDraw files so it has to be PDF) they remarked upon the low resolution and you can tell the quality is terrible on the proof. When I print a copy of the brochure on just our color printer at work (same size as the brochure...it is not larger) the images are completely fine. What am I doing incorrectly?
Foster and Steve,
Thank you so much for your very quick replies. I was out of the office and just received them today. :-) I tried the PDF/X-3 preset and that did seem to make the resolution much higher. I sent it off to the printer that way and I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks for your advice. I checked out your training DVDs Foster and I've added them to my Christmas list. Fingers crossed! :-)
It seems as if using the PDF/X-3 preset did not work. I just received the online proof from our printer. The images are still coming back in the online proof as "very low resolution." It is particularly noticeable in the online proof for one of the images. However, when I print off the PDF file on our color printer everything looks fine.
Here is how I have designed most of the images - I don't know if this makes a difference.
1. All of the images are placed into shapes (boxes and rectangles) so they all retain the same shape.
2. I've double, triple, and quadruple checked the files using CorelPhoto Paint. Most of the images are showing up as between 1000-1600 DPI in the image "resampling." However, in the preflight printing check it does say that one or more image is below 96 DPI. However, I've checked every single image in PhotoPaint to see the resolution. In addition, they were all taken at a high resolution on a good SLR camera. I don't know why this issue keeps coming up i nthe preflight check. Does putting the images in boxes using the powerclip somehow change the resolution of the images?
Thanks for your help/advice. I have to get this project off ASAP!
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