I am doing a modified version of SVG-edit 2.6 alpha, an online tool that allows the creation of graphics.

I intend to use the application to allow my university students to send files for cutting their project stickers through the web. However the measurements are in pixels and I am worried that the conversion on my side will produce wrong results since from what I understand DPI setting vary from computer to computer and also from browser to browser. In other words I am worried that I cannot ensure compatibility.

I am also worried about fonts. I want to install a number of fonts that my students can use, but I am also worried that font compatibility and measurements will vary from computer to computer and from browser to browser.

I know there is an option to use millimiters now in svg-edit however this option causes a number of bugs in the application and i dont want to use it.

Does anyone have any good expierience with the application and can give me any ideas on how to proceed with this?

  • When dealing with magazines, they provide me with a spec. which I must follow so that artwork matches requirements. It is offset press and they know the trim size of the magazine so dpi follows from that specification. For instance: the plates might be 150 line screens, which dictates a sampling rate of about 2x to avoid moire patterns, so 300dpi images are desirable. What are the production limitations for the creation and cutting of a project sticker? Are you using a particular piece of equipment? What are the largest and smallest sizes which can be created on your equipment?
    – horatio
    Commented Dec 4, 2012 at 20:51
  • thank you, my actual problem lies elsewhere, in coreldraw conversions, but i really appreciate your answer. Commented Dec 5, 2012 at 9:05
  • Is this actually a separate question to graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/13162/…? As it stands I can't see a real question here.
    – e100
    Commented Dec 5, 2012 at 12:36
  • let me say again clearer this time.. is there any way if my customers use a different dpi with me that i will get a different size shape in my end. only talking in pixels forget about millimiters.. Commented Dec 5, 2012 at 13:05
  • I don't see how the shape would change since the aspect ratio of a shape should remain the same in all screen resolutions/dpi values... Since you're coming from application development, I'd recommend that you ask at the Stackoverflow (about programming) or the User Experience site of Stackexchange. (Pretty nice application that SVG Edit, BTW.)
    – TehMacDawg
    Commented Dec 6, 2012 at 4:15


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