January 25th, 2011, 12:26 PM
DPI for Print / Actual Inch
I currently have a psd file I created on a 24" lcd panel. The panel is an HP w2408h at 1920x1200. I need to make sure that the ruler is showing me an exact inch in real life. I currently have the image set to 24w inch x 16h inches and I have a dpi of 98.76.
However, when I upload it to staples it is coming out a little larger then 24 x 16 almost a 1/2 inch larger and that will not work. I need it to be exactly 24x16 when printed to use as a template on glass, so it needs to be exact.
I would appreciate any and all help finding the exact dimension that the image should be to be sure it is a true inch when printed.
Thanks everyone for your time and help
January 26th, 2011, 04:14 AM
your image/canavas size settings give the actual size, set what you want in there. the actual resolution of pixel you cram into those dimensions is up to you.
January 26th, 2011, 12:33 PM
I recently created a poster for someone that was only 72 dpi but made it a pdf and set the file size to 11x17 and they had it printed at a shop. turned out great.
print dpi is usually 300 I think but pdf may be the way to go if staples can print pdf files
hope this helps
January 29th, 2011, 02:48 AM
PDF's essentially create print-ready files. And your monitor has nothing to do with it. You have to be concerned with creating print-ready files from other file types.
February 2nd, 2011, 05:01 PM
Thanks for all the wisdom everyone. But a big thanks for these key words "creating print-ready files from other file types" this led me to a post ( that I damn well can't find again ) showing how to do this for a pdf properly. Once I did it the image size was perfect and I had it printed out at my local staples.
THANKS! You people are awesome! Helped me out perfectly!
February 10th, 2011, 11:26 AM
72dpi is ok, you got kind of lucky. If you start printing large prints (3'x4', etc) you're going to want to up that to 300 to keep it from looking pixelated.
Originally Posted by Nor_Cal
October 8th, 2011, 08:14 AM
hey thanks for the thread and thanks for all the member to guide and to properly advice on the topic, it has helped a lot
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