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Old 10-19-2009, 04:00 AM   #4
Benwiggy
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There's nothing inherent in the TIFF file format that should cause poorer quality images than PDF or JPG.
So it may just be some quirk of the HP software. HP's response to you is clearly nonsense from someone reading off a card. TIFF was the original DTP format, and has been preferred in print production over JPEG for years.

The PDF is probably just a PDF "wrapper" around JPEG data.

Resaving the PDF or JPEG in Photoshop as a TIFF should yield a normal file with no degradation.
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