Illustrator - Document Raster Effect Settings - no effect to PDF file size
I had a little research, but I can't explain this little anomaly I have here.
When I save a PDF with Document Raster Effect turned to 72 dpi it will have the same size as the file when I switch these settings to 700 dpi.
The printer shop wants the pdf to be 300 dpi and saved as pdf. But where is the value when it's the same file size?
Can someone explain?
For an Illustrator file, that seems perfectly normal.
Illustrator mainly draws resolution-independent vectors: images built up with curves and anchor points rather than pixels. Since
So, provided you haven't been using any of Illustrator's bitmap/pixel capabilities (shadows or blurs, for example) and haven't placed any bitmap images into the Illustrator file, the
Then why would a printer ask for a high-resolution
Document Raster Effect setting you mention is only to determine the resolution of any raster effect you choose to use. If you don't, the setting is moot.