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  1. Hello all, I've encountered an issue which seems to be present on affinity designer and publisher. Is it user error or a bug? I made a business card using publisher which was all fine, I used the preset styles (cog shaped icons) and just changed the colour. I found when it came to exporting I did the usual CMYK pdf, 300dpi and the text came out very blurry and pixelated. I tried again as an eps and jpeg, then opened in adobe illustrator just to see, the same result. I then had a thought to export as a 600dpi file and the quality improved but not enough and finally exporting as a 1200 dpi pdf did the trick with the quality I was expecting for printing. In my experience, I've never had to export more than 300dpi, I've worked in a small print shop since 2014 and we print half our jobs in-house and the other half are trade supplied I'm attaching screenshots.
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    Mail Merge

    This is a feature I would want as well. I work in a small high street print shop that offers numbered tickets, wedding place cards with individual names or themes etc. I use data merging all the time for such tasks. I usually set up a .csv in excel or a notepad file generated from a website with suffixes and prefixes, as some tickets need to start with 001 - 200 as an example. We currently use Indesign for this.
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