Tips for Displaying Your Logo in Jim2 Reports
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30/08/2012 1:54 PM

By Ann Tran

Having a good quality company logo in reports is very important. But how do you get that professional look in Jim2 Report Designer?

Report Designer in Jim2 Business Engine


Some of our clients have asked about how to display their company logos nicely in the dedicated area of 27 x 84.4mm allowed in Jim2 reports. If the height and width ratio of your logo is not close to 27:84.4 it will be disproportionately stretched and will add white space on both sides.

For a good quality logo image in Jim2 reports, here are my top tips:

  • Start with a good quality image of the logo: resolution of a good quality image is 300px/in (DPI)
  • Save the image file in PNG file format
  • The height and width ratio should be as close to 27:84.4 as possible

Ideally, you just create a logo at 27 x 84.4mm exactly at 300DPI in image editing software. Otherwise Happen staff will be happy to redo the logo for you if you're stuck or unsure.

Another thing to consider...

Even if the logo looks great when previewing in Jim2, please be aware it may not look quite as good after converting to PDF. We are constantly looking at the compression offered by PDF conversion and there is a point where we need to balance image performance against document size. These issues are universal with all PDF documents – PDFs often sacrifice image quality to make sure the file size is as small as possible.

This makes troubleshooting Logo PDF conversion quality issues a little tricky. Some of our recommendations to help you work it out are:

  • Make sure the logo is the correct size for the space following our notes above, where you aim for good preview logo quality in Jim2
  • Where possible, produce the logo at 300 DPI as we've also noted above (this helps dramatically when compressing!)
  • Never resize a logo up in size or resolution as it will result in a very poor quality image
  • Test the logo by inserting it into a Word document and saving it as a PDF. The quality of how Word does it is similar to how Jim2 outputs a PDF. If you can make it look good in a PDF from Word, it will look good in a PDF from Jim2.

If you have any questions about your company logo quality in Jim2 Reports, please contact Happen Support on 02 9570 4696 or email support@happen.biz

About Ann

Ann Tran is a Software Developer at Happen and loves reading books.

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