I'm searching for a printer that will give me the highest quality print out for a press-n-peel / etching project I'm playing around with and I just realized that I seem to be having a blonde moment..
I don't understand the thought process of why printers describe the maximum print resolution as a formula (e.g. 2400 x 600 dpi.. or 600 x 2400 dpi).. so..
Question 1: Does that mean I get 2400 dots horizontally and 600 dots vertically? But isn't the printer printing the page line by line horizontally? The printer is printing the page in 1 dimensions so why is the resolution in 2 dimensions?
Question 2: And is there a difference between 2400 x 600 vs 600 x 2400 I assume so but just have to check because I know I'm stupid right now.
Question 3: Ultimately I want to purchase a monochrome laser printer to print the highest possible resolution press-n-peel templates for artistic etching project. Within a reasonable budget of maybe $500... finding a comparison on printer resolutions seems to be very hard to find so.. which printer will meet my needs?
I just don't understand and I'm sure this is a stupid question but please explain it to me like I'm 5.