Any point to >300dpi printing?

Started Sep 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
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print settings determine dpi

BlueTrain wrote:

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?

The quality setting in your printer driver determines the size of the drop of ink that will be laid down whether it will be 4 pl (pico liter), 2 pl, 1.5 or 1 pl. The printer will lay down the same amount of ink for photo printing for all print quality settings. What changes with print quality settings is the size of the drop as well as then how long it will take to print. The smaller the ink drop the longer it will take to print.

I think manufacturers confuse buyers claiming 5700x1400 resolution prints.

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