My logo is 96 dpi and 79x72 pixels

Hello Experts,
I want to have my logo printed on a reel and they mention that the art work/logo must be at least 300 pixels wide to print clearly, as stated below.

My question is how do I get my already existing logo to meet this 300 pixels wide, simply make it
bigger? And if so how, I did not make this logo.

Tip: You do NOT have to find smaller images or resize before uploading! At one inch printed at 300dpi, an image needs to be at least 300 pixels wide to print clearly. We get a lot of "thumbnail" art uploaded to the designer and have to contact customers for larger art, which causes production delay.

Thanks,
patentinv
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Sigurdur ArmannssonConnect With a Mentor DesignerCommented:
The original question was: My question is how do I get my already existing logo to meet this 300 pixels wide, simply make it
bigger? And if so how, I did not make this logo.

The answer though out my replies what you can't use your original logo and need to redo it. Or have someone do it for you. You say you have the pictures, I have sent you the type to save you some bothering.

What you need to do now is have someone who has these applications to put this together.

Placing into Illustrator means, let's say you have the type I sent to you. Then you go to File>Place in Illustrator and select the picture you are going to use. The picture then appears in Illustrator and you can resize it until everything fits and then give the logo to the printer.

Some printeries offer this service. There should not be need to call for a designer as you already know how the logo should look.

Please post further if this is not clear.
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Sigurdur ArmannssonDesignerCommented:
Photoshop and similar applications can raise the resolution up to the requested 300 ppi but the quality usually also gets worse.

The best thing would be to use the logo as it is as a template in Illustrator and draw a vector version, which then is resolution independent. Depending on the logo it may or may not be difficult.

Can we see it?
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patentinvAuthor Commented:
I did make it bigger and it got blurry looking, Yes I can upload it.

Thanks,
patentinv
Logo.jpg
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Sigurdur ArmannssonDesignerCommented:
This one is very difficult to turn over to vector. Almost impossible. Is this a photograph? Do you sell this belt? If you do I would suggest that you have it photographed again as close to this position as you can get.

The type is however easy to do in Illustrator. It really needs to be 300 ppi to be on printed fine.
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patentinvAuthor Commented:
Yes we sell the belts. What does illustrator do? 300 ppi? what does ppi stand for?

photographed again as close to this position as you can get. We have lots of photographs of the belt, but I'm not sure what to do with the photographs?

Thanks,
patentinv
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Sigurdur ArmannssonDesignerCommented:
300 dpi or ppi... more or less the same. dpi is dots per inch and ppi is pixel per inch and is more correct term. Sorry to confuse you about this.

Illustrator is a vector drawing program. Everything is vector strokes and filled shapes. It's drawings can be sized to any size without loosing quality. Typical program to make logos.

But in your case one would only use Illustrator to make the type on the circle and the photograph is "placed" inside.

If you have good quality pictures of a belt you want to use, it needs to be scanned to be placed into the type on the circle and you would have your logo. In this case people at some printeries would be able to help you out. For them this is not complicated. Just a good photo, they have a scanner and they probably have Illustrator to fix the type.
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patentinvAuthor Commented:
I have the pictures on my computer, they were placed there through my digital camera is this the same?
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Sigurdur ArmannssonDesignerCommented:
Yes, one step less if it's in digital format already. Do you know the size of the pictures in pixels?
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patentinvAuthor Commented:
I believe its 1280x960, but that might not be the same in the logo, cant remember
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Sigurdur ArmannssonDesignerCommented:
That should be fine.

Let's say the belt is pictured landscape and fits well into the picture. Then you should have a picture in 300 ppi about 4" wide.

If that is all fine you will need now to get rid of the background and make the type.
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patentinvAuthor Commented:
I'm printing on a 1" circle which is really small, how will 4" picture fit?
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patentinvAuthor Commented:
Looking really good please now make the circling text extend out to the end reels so the logo is the same width as the end reels. and adjsut the middle logo text accordingly. Much appreciated

Thanks
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Sigurdur ArmannssonDesignerCommented:
Here is an .ai file, Illustrator. Change the extension from .jpg to .ai

Text is on layers and a gray field 1" that will not print to help positioning. Now you need to get the picture in.
CircleLogo2.jpg
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patentinvAuthor Commented:
Hello Sigurarm,

I don't have illustrator or photoshop, so it won't open.

I'm not clear what this means am I trying to place my picture inside of a circle? What does illustrator do import pictures? Not clear of what were doing, sorry this new to me.

Thanks,
Chuck
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patentinvAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help!!

I see my options.

Patentinv
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patentinv
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