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The .jpg format was originally developed to minimise the size of photographic image files for transport at a time in the 1990s when the Internet had very low bandwidth, and not for production use.
If accepted, the full quality image was then shipped via a more traditional method, ensuring the best print result.
Never intended to be a format used with images destined for print, it was meant to be a thumbnail or reasonable representation of the higher quality original image that could be e-mailed through a slow Internet.
So, why is the .jpg format used often and widely today in all print industries, including screen-printing, when quality is lost?