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Checking File Resolutions

Proper image file resolution is the first and most important aspect of making a quality print. Image file resolution can be measured in many ways on Mac or PC.

PPI, "pixels per inch", and DPI, "dots per inch", are the standard way of reffering to how many pixels or dots are in one square inch of a digital image, these terms can be used interchangeably.

XeikonPrints.com recommends a minimum of 200DPI for a quality printed image.

Measuring resolution in DPI or PPI can be a bit confusing, you need to also know the physical dimensions of the printed image to find the pixel dimensions. For example, an 8"x10" image at 50DPI would have a pixel dimension of 400 x 500 pixels, but that same image at 200 DPI would have a pixel dimension of 1600 x 2000 and therefore many more dots, or resolution, per inch.

XeikonPrints prefers to measure resolution in pixel dimensions.

We suggest a minimum of 200DPI, 3600 x 4800 pixels for 18 x 24 posters and 3600 x 7200 pixels for 18 x 36 posters for example.

Please see "Setting Up Files", for more information and a size chart of minimum suggessted pixel dimensions for our products.

 

Pixel dimensions of an image file on a Mac 

Select the image file that you want to find the pixel dimension of.  With a two-button mouse, "right-click" on the image file - a menu box will appear.  With a single button mouse, "control-click" on the image file for the menu box to appear.

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From the menu select "Get Info".  This will open the Info box for your selected file.

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In the section labeled "More Info", the "Dimensions" line will tell you the image file pixel dimensions.

 

Pixel dimensions of an image file on a PC

Select the image file that you want to find the pixel dimension of.  "Right-click" on the image and select "Open with" from the menu and then choose "Paint".

 

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Within Paint, select "File" from the menu bar and then choose "Properties.  Find the "Details" tab and you will find the pixel dimensions in the image file properties.

 

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There are numerous ways to find pixel dimensions or other information from either Mac or PC, Please Contact Us with any questions you may have before placing your order.