This is taken from the following thread: Company Logo in Template: Poor Image Quality
but this is what I've used and gotten the best results with.
"Hi Paul, below my workflow to insert a company logo in template:
1) edit sheet format
2) insert -> object -> microsoft word document
3) insert ( from the word document menu) - picture - select your logo .jpeg (I tested only with jpeg)
4) move and scale
The template should be close to 1MB and the quality of the logo should be good enough."
let me know if that works for you as well.
Just got done doing a new logo here and pixelation is a big issue in SW. Don't try to save it as a pdf, it kind of works saving the file as .ai which is an adobe file, but still looks crapy
Here is the steps I needed to do.
1. Draw the logo 10 times bigger than what you want it to, (the only part I don't make one to one), especially if you need to trace anything with a polyline.
2. Add your color and appearances
3. Insert the logo in a drawing scale to fit, use shaded view
4. Zoom out that only the logo saves
5. Save as a tif file, increase your dpi, as high as you can if possible, some computers go to a crawl if the dpi is too high
6. Open the tif file with paint and reduce the picture and save the resized one a different name, that way you still have the original
Try different stuff.
Thx, for your answers.
Well the solution was actually more obvious, than I thought to be.
When exporting to PDF, in the options, the DPI was set to 96!!!
- Increased the DPI to 600, problem solved!