Any point to >300dpi printing?

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Any point to >300dpi printing?
Sep 7, 2012

Apologies for the newbie question, printing is a bit of a mystery to me...

If pro quality prints usually use 300dpi is there any point in using a higher resolution than this? Is it always best to just use the highest resolution you have when printing as a rule of thumb? Or does it get to a point where you get no discernible quality in the print after a certain resolution and start to sacrifice on other counts (e.g. using more ink?)

The max image size I get from my canon is 5616 x 3744 which means I could print out on A4 at around 450+dpi

Or is it better to set the resolution to 300dp prior to printing?

NB I am printing at home using a canon pro9500, directly from CS5

many thanks
T.

Canon EOS 300D (EOS Digital Rebel / EOS Kiss Digital)
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