PPI stands for “pixels per inch” and represents the resolution of your artwork. Although DPI is a more than commonly used term, when it comes to your artwork’due south resolution PPI or Pixels Per Inch is most important.
Your artwork should exist at least 300 PPI at the size you need. Watch the video and follow the steps to check your artwork’south PPI. If you even so aren’t sure, please contact the states and nosotros’ll be happy to assist.
You lot can utilize the PPI (Pixels Per Inch) calculator below to determine the maximum sticker size based on your artwork.
- Open file in Photoshop
- Click “OK” on prompts (if any)
- If there is extra infinite effectually the artwork that y’all want printed, remove it by using the Crop tool or Epitome > Trim. By removing the unwanted space, y’all’ll exist able to accurately tell the DPI of your artwork.
- Go to Prototype > Epitome Size
- Uncheck “Resample”
- Change the Width and Summit units to Inches
- Prepare the Width and/or Height to the size you lot demand
- The Resolution box will update to brandish your file’s DPI
- Open up your image in Preview.
- Up at the pinnacle, click “Tools” > “Adapt Size”
- Uncheck the box labeled “Resample Prototype”
- Next, using inches, change the size of your artwork to your desired print size.
- The resolution should be at least 300 pixels per inch.
- Right-click on the paradigm file; then select “Properties.”
- Click on the tab “Details” in the epitome properties window.
- Note the image dimensions such as 1200 x 600.
Your PPI should be at least 300 for your artwork to be sufficient quality for printing. If your image is at a lower resolution, it will not help to increase the pixels/inch or enlarge the prototype. This will but stretch the image to a larger size and it will still print fuzzy and pixelated. In that case, we recommend contacting the original designer to become a ameliorate version of your artwork.
You tin also use Upscale to automatically increase your artwork resolution, or upgrade your artwork to vector format using our Redraw service.
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