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300 DPI? Hi-resolution needed for printing? Honestly?

Snips

Always on
I had a surprise yesterday. I printed a couple of files sent to me. Both were 1280px x 853px with one being 193Kb and the other 197Kb. I said they'd probably be a little pixelated but I'd print them to see what happened.

These are phone pics of the 7" x 5" prints, the second being slightly out of focus but it doesn't really show in the print. Perhaps it's because I have a dye sublimation printer? I don't know but I'm amazed at how they've turned out.

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oldgeezer

Always on
Premium Member
I've been saying this for years but it always falls on deaf ears.

Modern print soft/hardware has come a long way but people still hark back to the old maths when printing out photos.
Obviously it helps to have a decent photo to begin with.
Canvas, you can get away with a lot more.
Glad to see someone has actually tried it themselves. A convert i hope Edward.
 

Snips

Always on
Thanks, Pete - definitely a convert.

Also worrying me a little as if more learn about it then they can download a cheap digital file off my website and have prints done themselves at probably much cheaper rates than mine :(
 

oldgeezer

Always on
Premium Member
Thanks, Pete - definitely a convert.

Also worrying me a little as if more learn about it then they can download a cheap digital file off my website and have prints done themselves at probably much cheaper rates than mine :(
The printers above my old garage business used to blow up small photos from the web up to 5-6 feet high.
Digital develops so fast.
 

Ozzie_Traveller

Old Hand
Premium Member
G'day mate

If you pop into your local print shop using Fuji processing machinery, you will see on the sides of the printer a logo saying [something like] "printing to 1440dpi via interpolation". I have printed 3mpx images into 20" x 30" posters and they look great

Phil
 

imagesBV

Well-Known Member
I think dye sublimation helps....as supposedly it doesn’t require the firing of blobs of ink for every pixel...the colour medium is built into the support as such. I tried a Canon dye sub at a show and it produced a much more film like result.....I’d like one myself but can’t justify it in addition to my ink gobbling Pro10!
 
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