Best Options For Image Resolution In Printing

When you need to print some image, you should know what is the best resolution to get a good product. Here you can find some tips to get a great printing and a table according to what you want to print.

DPI & PPI

So, first of all, you should learn about the kind of measure we use in printing business: DPI (Dots per Inch) or PPI (Pixels per Inch) which means the number of dots (the smallest printing unit) present in an inch. More dots means better quality. But as you should upload the file there is a limit when your file is great to print and not so heavy to upload.

Megapixels

Now it's time to take a look to your digital camera or mobile phone. There you have your images in "Megapixels". So what is a Megapixel? Mega means million and pixel means.... pixel. We said mega means million, but as we are talking about bits (powers of 2) a mega is 1,048,576 pixels. Close enough.

Resolution

Resolution is tied to the quality of the image. Higher resolution means sharpness, detail, definition on the photo. But resolution sor screens is different than resolution for printing. In a screen typically you have 72 dpi, but if you need to get that image in paper you will need at least 300 or more.

Print Size Megapixels Resolution
4" x 6" 3 megapixels 1700 x 2200 pixels
5" x 7" 4 megapixels 3400 x 2200 pixels
8" x 10" 5 megapixels 3400 x 4400 pixels
11" x 14" 6 megapixels 4400 x 6800 pixels
16" x 20" 8 megapixels 4800 x 7200 pixels
16" x 24" 12 megapixels 5400 x 7200 pixels
24" x 36" 20 megapixels 7200 x 10800 pixels

Order your printing through our Color Copies order page. We can help you to find the right resolution por your image.

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