Questions about the output resolution of a print device. `dpi` refers to dots of ink on a printed page and thus to a property of a printer or other printing device. The term is often used in error, in place of `ppi` (pixels per inch), which is a property of an image file or a display device.

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Specs and DPI on board 10'Hx16'W [duplicate]

Just trying to see what the best specs would be for a board that is 10'Hx16'W or better yet what is the equation to finding out this when the size is different. It will be for printing and I don't ...
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How can I set my document in Illustrator to 700dpi?

I am using Illustrator CC and I need to create a large image document 85cm X 200cm, but the printing guy is asking me this document to be in 700dpi. How can I set, emulate or create this within ...
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Difference between PSD paths and AI paths

Bit of a noob question, but I've only recently discovered Illustrator. I've always worked with Photoshop to edit images. Can anyone tell me the difference between paths created in PSD and paths ...
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Why are the terms DPI and PPI so misunderstood?

It seems the terms DPI and PPI are misunderstood by more people than actually understand them. I'm not just talking about average Joe trying to print a holiday snap, I'm talking about graphic ...
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How do I change the dpi in Properties of a jpeg from 96 to 300?

I need to change the dpi shown in the Properties of a printscreen jpeg image from 96 dpi to 300 dpi for text editing in Abbyy. How do I do this in Microsoft Paint or other freeware? I need to change ...
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Reducing Image Quality in GIMP without changing size [closed]

I use a design on a t-shirt, but the designs looks very clear, which may mislead the customer. So without changing the size of the design, I need to reduce it's quality. Reducing the contrast not ...
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Working to create large prints dpi and size? [duplicate]

I need to create a 11400mm X 3300mm size print in photoshop. What settings can I use that won't completely slow down my computer? For example I tried to create a doc 11400mm X 3300mm @ 300dpi but it ...
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Scaling art for a banner [duplicate]

I was asked to do a large banner with the size of 46in x 81in and the only other information I was given with this project is that it would be printed at 300dpi. What size and resolution document ...
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High res Laser Printer for home use

Im looking for a 2400 x 2400 DPI Color Laser Printer, I can't seem to find anything cheaper than the Xerox D560, but I want to use it at home... Is there anything like that? Thanks in advance! Edit: ...
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Illustrator: View -> Actual Size smaller than life size

I'm using Illustrator CS6 on OS X. When choosing View -> Actual Size, the displayed elements are smaller on the screen than their actual size, say in centimetres. How can I "calibrate" Illustrator ...
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Printing size for a bus design 1:1 100 dpi? [duplicate]

I don´t know anything about printing and have a huge question! My design is going on a bus (12 m x 1.13 m) and the printing company send me this instructions to follow: "resolution 1:1 scale 100 dpi ...
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What DPI to design at for small label on 4800 DPI printer

I have a printer that prints onto labels at supposedly up to 4800 DPI. https://www.primeralabel.com/lx900_features.html I'm guessing this is mostly marketing. I need to print onto 25mm by 51mm ...
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Will increasing the dpi of my image (without re-sampling) hurt print quality?

I'd like to start making prints, but all of my work is set at a resolution of 72. Are there any negative effects to increasing the resolution to 300? I'm very new to this, but from what I've read so ...
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Embedding a picture in Photoshop without super big size

I'm working on a 300 DPI (print) Photoshop document. I imported a medium quality .JPG file (~ 3 MB) into a layer of the Photoshop document. Problem: the size of the Photoshop file has now grown from ...
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In which DPI resolution should I design an app in Photoshop?

I am currently doing an app design. Which DPI I should start work in? I have worked on a project in 72 dpi but I want to know if this is the best size to work in.
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Any tips for creating huge banners? [duplicate]

Ok. So i started collaborating with a company that needs 300dpi photos for printing on walls ceilings floors etc. They are going to need huge stuff like 5 meters, i don't know maybe 8/10 meters. What ...
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exporting graphics for ios app - support for both retinna and older devices?

I'm making a iOS app, it needs to target newer retina devices as well as the older 3GS and iPad 1. Usually I'd just export them at 72 PPI, but for retina is it 150 PPI or 300 PPDI (or another)? Am I ...
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Is Resolution Information Stored Within a PDF File?

I created a PDF and gave it to a company to print it for me. The resolution of their print turns out to be very low, and I am not satisfied with it. The company claims it is not their fault, because ...
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How can I ensure my photographic artwork is a high quality when printed

I make personalised story books for children. My books use a photo of the child's face inserted into the illustration to make them the main character in the story. When my customers send me the photo ...
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What PPI and DPI is needed for a photographic backdrop printed at 6x4 foot?

What PPI and DPI is needed for a photographic backdrop printed at 6x4 foot? I have a stock image which is 4000 px across and 300 dpi. Do I need to enlarge that with photoshop before sending to my ...
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xxxhdpi icons 192X192 made with 72 pixels/inch for android. Resolution?

i am trying to make an icon pack. I have already made 300+ 192X192 dimesions icons with resolution of 72 pixels/inch. But forgot about the resolution. Is the resolution correct or need to create them ...
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How to Force HP LaserJet Color M475 Printer to Print at Lower Than 600 DPI

I am printing stereograms (like in those Magic Eye books you've likely seen). I can generate them at DPIs ranging from 30 DPI to 300 DPI. My HP LaserJet Color M475 printer insists on printing them ...
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Changing resolution from 300 to 100 DPI

I have been designing graphics for years. I have gone through a dozen printers. I have not found any difference in the printing of my 300 resolution images, and the 100 resolution, I changed the 300 ...
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Usual DPI to PPI ratio

I know that DPI (dots per inch) refers to actual printed dots per inch. And PPI (pixels per inch) refers to RGB pixels per inch. One printed RGB pixel is composed of a large cloud of black, cyan, ...
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Inkscape, 300dpi image for printing, 2“x2” - export settings

It was requested of me to provide a 300dpi image for printing at a resolution of 2"x2". I have been scouring the forums and am more confused than ever. My image is easily scalable in Inkscape and will ...
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How can I increase my jpg from 72 dpi to 150 dpi and not have the printable size shrink?

I have to print some banners that will be 2'x3'. They will have different company logos on them sized as large as I can to fit on the banner, with 3 lines of text below. The problem is many of my ...
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Does printing an image at a high PPI consumes more ink?

I have an inkjet printer with a maximum resolution of 2880 x 1440 DPI and I was wondering two things: Does printing an image with a high PPI resolution makes the printer use more ink? For ...
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How can I save for web with 200dpi in Photoshop or Illustrator CS6?

could anyone please help me with this? I've created a design (for display on web and on mobile devices) and I need the pixel ratio to be let's say 500px by 500px, but the dpi to be 200dpi instead of ...
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Designing a HUGE Shop Window Wrap

I have been asked to design a huge shop window wrap. The exact dimensions are 16640mm x 2400mm (yes thats 16m!). As a spec the printers have recommended working at 300 DPI, but making the image 50% or ...
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Large printing project requires image size reduction?

I usually work with images for the web or pitch decks so printing images, especially large images, is kind of new to me. My company wants a banner printed that is going to be 24" X 63", and I ...
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Increasing DPI for image reduction

I have an image that is 66x50 inch and 72 dpi, which looks great on any monitor because it's huge, but I actually have to reduce the image size to print it on a 44 inch paper. I know that for print ...
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Resolution Photo for 2m by 3m advertisment [duplicate]

I want to place a board on the side of the road where people are about 5/10 meters away when viewing. The board is going to be 2 meters by 3 meters. I was wondering which resolution photo do I ...
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Designing for Retina display in PPI or DPI?

As for designing for retina do I.... set up the image canvas to be the true size to my display device, say iPad screen size (not resolution size) Dimension size. Then set my dpi to 72....? Is DPI 72 ...
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How would you print extremely small words (microprinting)

The Problem: I am working on a project and I wanted to add super fine print (words and graphics). When I say small I am not referring to 7pt type at 300dpi business card small. I am referring to ...
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Designing in proprotion for Flex Printing [duplicate]

I want to design a flex banner of (90 Feet X 4 Feet) @ 72dpi. But i cant open a work book of such size in Illustrator. Can you please guide me on how to design the banner using the idea of a sizing ...
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If I need to create a large format poster @ 120 dpi can the image on the poster be @ 120 dpi as well? [duplicate]

If I need to create a large format poster that's supposed to be printed at 120 dpi can the image on the poster have an effective DPI of 120 dpi as well?
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Why do they use “dp square” unit for measurements of baseline grid in relation to “icons”, but “dp” unit in relation to “type”?

In this specification document for Material Design in Android, it is written, All components align to an 8dp square baseline grid. Type aligns to a 4dp baseline grid. Iconography in toolbars ...
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What resolution to use for large aluminum print?

There seems to be a fair amount of controversy on this topic, however, I am planning on printing a 30x30" 3D design on aluminum, and I can't decide if 300 or 600dpi would work best. Or even higher. ...
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Decreasing the page size when saving to PDF

I created an SVG image in InkScpae. It is 1328 pixels wide. Then I did "Save as PDF". The resulting PDF was 15 inch wide. I need the PDF to be in the width of an A4 paper - about 8 inch. I tried to ...
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How can I stop Outlook from screwing up images inserted into an HTML email? [closed]

(using: Windows 8.1 [running at 125% DPI], Outlook 2013, Exchange 2007 ) Hi I have a problem getting my graphic designs which I am creating on Outlook emails to come out correctly if I have changed ...
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Inept knowledge about dpi and ppi,please help?

I have designed a web header 1000x98 at 72 ppi using Macromedia Fireworks for our website and we are planning to print a billboard using that header? The printer has told us that he needs the image ...
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How can I decide on a size of my Android drawables?

I understand how big should my drawable be when it's displayed in a certain size, e.g. 24dp, 48dp etc. But what if the size was dynamic, for example, it takes up the half of the screen? In that case, ...
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Resolution for a PSD document of 10x4 cm?

I need to print out a small tag of 10cm x 4cm (w x h) but I'm not sure what to put in the resolution. I set the width and height to 'centimeters' as measurement but not sure what to put as resolution. ...
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Why does Photoshop call ppi “resolution”?

There are some things in Photoshop's "new" dialog window that I find troubling: Assume an image of 1000 pixels by 1000 pixels. How can there be an input box for ppi? Ppi a property of the result of ...
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What is the highest possible print resolution in book publishing?

I want to publish an art book with a major publisher. I need to finish my artwork and then approach publishers, so I cannot ask for printer specifications beforehand. My art is digital, and I want to ...
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Scaling image to suit 480dpi Android screen(xxhdpi)

I am newbie designer. Have designed the screens for an android app using illustrator and measurements are in pixels. My developers have asked me to provide the images @480DPI. My online research did ...
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How can a print have a resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi?

While reading about the CANON PIXMA MG5150 printer (http://www.canon.de/printers/inkjet/pixma/pixma_mg5150/), there was a stated print resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi. How is this value meant here, ...
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How to change Adobe Illustrator CC's pixel to inch ratio?

We all know today the devices have different ppi. Traditionally a pixel is a point, which is 1/72 an inch. But today, iPhones have 326 pixel per inch why the point should remain the same for ...
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What is the difference between DPI (dots per inch) and PPI (pixels per inch)?

There are lots of other questions on Graphic Design which partly cover this, e.g. What DPI should be used for what situations?. However, I have become frustrated at the number of questions and ...
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PPI in the Wild: implications of setting or providing a PPI flag in an image file

Apropos the perennial retina vs PPI questions: We have an answer to a recent question about setting up an image which, in my opinion, correctly states: "pixels are all that matter." But I have dealt, ...