What is DPI or PPI when printing

DPI (dots per inch) or PPI (pixels per inch) refers to the resolution of a digital image or printed photograph. In printing, the higher the DPI, the more detailed and sharp the image will appear. A resolution of 300 DPI is generally considered the minimum requirement for high-quality printing. We have printed as low as 100 DPI with great results if the image is well lit and sharp.

What is the lowest DPI a fine art print should be printed at? The lowest DPI that a fine art print should be printed at depends on several factors, including the viewing distance and the size of the print. In general, a resolution of 300 DPI is considered the minimum requirement for high-quality fine art printing. However, in some cases, such as when the print is intended to be viewed from a distance, a lower DPI may be acceptable. It’s important to note that a higher DPI can result in a more detailed and sharper image, but it can also require more processing power and may result in larger file sizes. Therefore, the appropriate DPI for a fine art print will depend on the specific requirements of the print and the preferences of the artist or photographer.

When enlarging an image does the DPI of that image get lower? When you enlarge an image, the DPI of the image technically does not change. However, the number of pixels in the image stays the same, which means that when the image is enlarged, each pixel becomes larger and the space between pixels increases. This can result in a loss of detail and a decrease in image quality, which can make the image appear pixelated or blurry. Therefore, while the DPI remains the same, the image quality can be compromised when you enlarge an image beyond its original size.