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OK, I left so many comments in here that I thought I better provide my own answer. The "300dpi" rule-of-thumb comes from the world of offset printing. 4 color offset printing uses something called a line screen to create a halftone pattern of evenly spaced, but different sized dots. Offset printing can typically print up to 2400 dpi or even much higher. ...


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Printed medium works differently form screens. Screens have 3 color elements very close to each other. Each element is capable of different color intensities. Printers on the other hand produce dots of limited number of colors usually 4 colors, but can be more and have 3-4 mid tones or so. To show mid tones it has to spread the dots around. The end result is ...


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You can print at higher than 300 DPI. Usually people will suggest you print at 300 DPI but that doesn't mean you have to. Printer resolution is expressed in DPI. 9600 X 2400 DPI is the printer resolution. The first term (9600) is very important when looking at resolution, whereas the second number (2400) is critical for highest quality as it refers ...


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Nop, nop. You are confusing dots (tiny droplets of ink) with pixels. Dots per inch = how many tiny droplets of ink are in a linear inch. Pixels per inch = The amount pixels of information you will send in a specific phisical print. I always thought even professional printers only print 300 dpi. This should be: 300ppi. But that is not entirley true. ...


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End-user printers use the term "resolution" to mean width and weight. So in that example, it means the printer will print 9,600 pixels wide and 2,400 pixels tall. Yes.. it's not standard if you actually work in professional design production. The figured are dumbed-down for mom and pop Smith trying to print the photos of their grandkids from their digital ...


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You can easily create a large canvas print provided that your photo has a high resolution and that its pixel do not go hayware.


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Ryan is correct about enlargements. All enlargements will lose quality but one common way to enlarge a print is using the "Photoshop enlarge 10% trick". There are also proprietary enlarge photo software out there like Perfect Resize by OnOne or like Scott has said, Photoshop has increased their enlargement algorithms. For the size you want to print is up to ...


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Here's what I would do. Create a new document in InDesign of the size of the final product you are going to have printed (3x4m). Place the image that you have in its original "RAW" format into InDesign and adjust it (add crop marks, adjust centering, text, anything else you might want...). When this is done, create a new A4-sized document and copy and ...


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For artwork this simple you don't really need to do anything at all apart from crop the image so it fits a 4:3 ratio format, and then tell the printer what the finished size should be. The image data doesn't really have an intrinsic resolution. You say it's 500dpi, but all that means is that it's nominally set up to print at that output resolution - which ...



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