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Hi Okay, I gotta go and talk to this guy who makes posters in AO size (1189mm x 841mm) He is adamant about text having smooth edges when it is n up to that size. I did a few A4 pages and made text which I converted paths and they still have slightly jagged edges. Can anyone fill me in on the secret of non-jagged text? I'm not really a print person so would appreciate it if you spelt it out for me. Cheers Martin...

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    Default AO Poster size and jagged text

    Hi

    Okay, I gotta go and talk to this guy who makes posters in AO size (1189mm x
    841mm)

    He is adamant about text having smooth edges when it is n up to that
    size. I did a few A4 pages and made text which I converted paths and they
    still have slightly jagged edges.

    Can anyone fill me in on the secret of non-jagged text?

    I'm not really a print person so would appreciate it if you spelt it out for
    me.

    Cheers
    Martin



    Martin Guest

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    Default Re: AO Poster size and jagged text

    If the text is converted to paths, has no raster effects, and is never
    converted to pixels in anyway then the limitation is only on the output
    of the printer. If you are seeing jagged edges on the print from pure
    vector information then it is the best the printer can do with it's
    current settings.

    Rich

    Martin wrote:
    > Hi
    >
    > Okay, I gotta go and talk to this guy who makes posters in AO size (1189mm x
    > 841mm)
    >
    > He is adamant about text having smooth edges when it is n up to that
    > size. I did a few A4 pages and made text which I converted paths and they
    > still have slightly jagged edges.
    >
    > Can anyone fill me in on the secret of non-jagged text?
    >
    > I'm not really a print person so would appreciate it if you spelt it out for
    > me.
    >
    > Cheers
    > Martin
    >
    >
    >
    Rich Hudgins Guest

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    Default Re: AO Poster size and jagged text

    Are you using a Postscript printer?

    PostScript printers are more expensive but better.


    "Rich Hudgins" <richnospam-weiss-associates.com> wrote in message
    news:brsgmg$b0r$1forums.macromedia.com...
    > If the text is converted to paths, has no raster effects, and is never
    > converted to pixels in anyway then the limitation is only on the output
    > of the printer. If you are seeing jagged edges on the print from pure
    > vector information then it is the best the printer can do with it's
    > current settings.
    >
    > Rich
    >
    > Martin wrote:
    >
    > > Hi
    > >
    > > Okay, I gotta go and talk to this guy who makes posters in AO size
    (1189mm x
    > > 841mm)
    > >
    > > He is adamant about text having smooth edges when it is n up to that
    > > size. I did a few A4 pages and made text which I converted paths and
    they
    > > still have slightly jagged edges.
    > >
    > > Can anyone fill me in on the secret of non-jagged text?
    > >
    > > I'm not really a print person so would appreciate it if you spelt it out
    for
    > > me.
    > >
    > > Cheers
    > > Martin
    > >
    > >
    > >

    Maglez Guest

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