any of you working in pre-press or service bureau? most people says Raw file gives flexibility because of its richness in color information. and then converting it to tiff format. between jpg and raw does it really shows the difference when being separated in 4 colors (CMYK) and printed on the actual paper finish. i barely notice the difference on the printed paper actually.

whats conflicting is that there are magazine firm that uses tiff, some eps and some even use jpg (a glossy fashion/lifetyle mag)! there is no standard to it. does it mean format doesnt matter as it produces the same output?