I'm new in design & printing profession.

Please give your valuable suggestions on preparing a brochure for printing in an off-set printing press.

1) The brochure will contain around 20 pictures and the most problematic issue is - I have to use 20 jpeg's (raster image) collected from different websites. Average pixel sizes 1200x1000 pixels and 72 dpi resolution.

2) The jpeg's are of different sizes (dimensions) but I have to place the jpeg's in an specific size ( height: 1.7 inch and width: 2 inch ) in my brochure. All images of the brochure will be same size.

There is no other way to get better images and I have to extract the best output from these available resources (jpeg's).

Please give your valuable suggestion on how should I proceed to get best possible printed brochure from off-set press by using Illustrator.

  • Please don't use all caps in your body, it can come across as (angry) shouting. – WELZ Oct 28 '18 at 23:30

You seem to have fallen foul of The Myth of DPI/PPI. It's a typical beginners mistake.

The DPI/PPI is not the resolution of a digital image or a measure of its quality. It's only a number set in the image file's metadata.

If you print an image 1200px wide at a size 1.7" wide, the effective print resolution is 1200/1.7 = 705 DPI

So, as you can see, that's more than enough detail to print these images at that size, no matter what the PPI setting in the image file is set to.

The good news is you don't have to do anything. There's nothing to fix!

  • Thanks a lot dear Billy. What you said is really true. I followed it and found good result in a test shot. Other people misguided me saying resolution issues. You just give a simple calculation to let me realize everything clearly. Thanks again for your comment. – Masud Oct 31 '18 at 7:08

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