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Image Selection

 

Choosing the best images to use in your printed piece will help to ensure you get the best quality product possible. Resolution is an important part of image selection.  Image resolution is the measurement of the number of pixels (squares of color information) per inch.  For clear and crisp printing, images at their final size should be at least 300 dpi (dots per inch).
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Image size and image resolution have an inverse relationship. As the image increases, the resolution decreases. For example, an image that is 2 x 2 and 300 dpi will have a resolution of 150 dpi if the image size is increased to 4 x 4. 

Beware of upsampling.  Upsampling is saving a low resolution image to a higher resolution with no changes in image dimensions.  The process adds pixels, but creates a blurry image.  Upsampling will not result in good quality print reproduction of images.

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              Image at 300 DPI

Image that has been upsampled to fit the deminsions.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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