flyer : a4, A5, A6, Poster : A3, A2, A1
Business cards, letterheads A4
Banners, Exhibition pop up, Roller, Pvc,
What is Resolution?
Resolution is a reference to the number of dots or pixels per square inch. The higher the density of dots/pixels in each square inch, the higher the image quality should be.
That’s why when you come to set up artwork for print, you should always start with a resolution of 300dpi.
Why Does Resolution Affect the Image Quality?
When your artwork is on screen, it’s usually displayed at 72dpi. When your work is printed, however, it will be 300dpi. Dots per inch essentially means pixels per inch and it works the same way as televisions do.
If you imagine watching an old black and white film on a top of the range TV, it wouldn’t look at clear as the latest Hollywood blockbuster would.
How Do I Create a 300dpi Image?
To create a print ready-image with 300dpi in Photoshop, select the following: File > New, then in the resolution box type ‘300’. Note: Ensure that your canvas’ colour mode is set to CMYK.
If you’re using InDesign, there are lots of different bits of content that have no resolution – like vector-based logos. You’ll only be able to specify the dpi when you export your file to a different file format, like PDF or JPEG.
This is why, if you’re using images in your design, you should try and source the highest quality images. Check out my top tips below for how to do this.
Top Tips to Avoid Resolution Issues
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can GomiePrint improve the resolution of my design?
A: No, technically this is not possible, this will have to be done in the design software that you have used to create the design.
Q: I can’t improve the resolution of my design what can I do?
A: There are two main options. You could either pay to have a new design professionally made or or could print the document “as is”. We would not recommend printing a document below 300dpi for the reasons outlined in this document.
Do you still need help? You can ask our Personal Artworker team any questions about resolution. Email your artwork and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.