Minor Issues with Page Designer Block


#1

Today, we really dove into the Page Designer Block. And beyond our deep desire for traditional print layout metaphors, we have the following concerns/needs:

  1. Though PSDs preview within an Attachments field, they are not supported within the Page Designer Block.

  2. Though flattened TIFFs are supported by the Attachments field, layered TIFFs are not supported.

  3. When printing from the Page Designer Block, blank pages are inserted after every page of data. This requires manual clean-up in Acrobat or similar.

  4. Though PDFs are supported well when using Airtable online, they are rendered at a very low resolution when printed to PDF via the Page Designer Block. We require sharp PDFs, and are thus required to export our PDFs as images if we want them at usable fidelity once printed.


#2

AKA, SaaS platforms that rasterize PDFs hit a BRICK WALL at scale within graphic design teams. This is true of InVision as well.