Image Resolution and DPI
Image resolution describes the detail an image holds. Higher resolution means more image detail per inch.
Image resolution can be measured in various ways and refers to the number of colored dots or pixels per inch. Basically, resolution quantifies how close lines can be to each other and still be visibly resolved
Tips for gathering your images and typesetting:
- When designing your project, keep in mind the higher the dpi, the better the final printed image quality will be.
- While you are designing your project, be aware that the best choice for image resolution is 300 dpi. Anything below 300 dpi will appear to be jagged and grainy; while everything above 300 dpi will increase the file size.
- 1 to 1: Images that are placed in a layout must be placed at 1 to 1. This means that your native link must be sized so that when placed in your layout, it is at 100%.
- Our printing presses use CMYK (4 color process); remember that any images gathered must be converted to CMYK before sending to Printlion.com for printing. There are different ways to convert files. Email or Live chat to discuss your options before uploading your file.
- Black text must be created as 100% black. For legibility, any text that is in your document should be set at a minimum of 8pt or greater.
- If you are using your own photos or camera for your design project, your camera must be set to the highest resolution setting possible (remember images with 300dpi print the best!).
- When viewing your design online make sure to view your project at full size and zoom in to the image to check that your resolution is appropriate for your purposes.
Last Updated : 11/30/-1 12:00 AM