Stupid printer (dpi) question, or maybe not so stupid.

Started Apr 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP Freeman-Jo Senior Member • Posts: 2,583
Re: Stupid printer (dpi) question, or maybe not so stupid.

jtoolman wrote:

You are totally confusing DPI with PPI.

in printing, each pixel of an image may end  up being composed of dozens of varying size ink droplets or "DOTS" The D in DPI!

A printer can lay down that resolution in order to be able to create truly smooth gradations of tones as well a minute details I am sure you would want and expect on your prints.

Since you are perfectly happy with your COSTO prints, it is probably best to just stick with their service. Unless you want to enter into a world you will become addicted to.

Just like a lot of us.  sixteen 13" and larger printers and counting ( yes all at once )


So, when you print something, you have no control of how each pixel translate into dot at all?  So how do you find the finite or the absolute minimun number of dot that will directly translate into pixel for specific printer to maintain the maximum detail?  What exactly will you benefit if you print it yourself or use some other well known but more expensive lab when all you need is big print on standard paper?

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If picture worth a thousand words, how many megapixel is it?

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