# Thread: Optimal Resolution for Printing?

1. ## Optimal Resolution for Printing?

Was told by a pro lab that for a 4R print from a digicam, there no diff if the file was 1024x768 pix or 3072x2048 pix, ie. about 180 dpi.

Similarly,
5R - 1200x800
6R - 1280x1024
8R - 1600x1200

True?

Was told by a pro lab that for a 4R print from a digicam, there no diff if the file was 1024x768 pix or 3072x2048 pix, ie. about 180 dpi.

Similarly,
5R - 1200x800
6R - 1280x1024
8R - 1600x1200

True?
Most machines print at 300dpi. So that means for a 4R you should have at least
(6x300 X 4x300) = 1800 x 1200. do the maths for the other sizes.

3. Originally Posted by coke21
Most machines print at 300dpi. So that means for a 4R you should have at least
(6x300 X 4x300) = 1800 x 1200. do the maths for the other sizes.
Though this is true, you don't need 300ppi to get a good print. I've printed good prints from 1600x1200 files up to 8R.

Regards
CK

4. Originally Posted by ckiang
Though this is true, you don't need 300ppi to get a good print. I've printed good prints from 1600x1200 files up to 8R.

Regards
CK
That works out to be ard 150dpi? Hmmm...so what is the lowest resolution that you have printed and the shots turn out to be okay? Thanks

5. Originally Posted by coke21
That works out to be ard 150dpi? Hmmm...so what is the lowest resolution that you have printed and the shots turn out to be okay? Thanks
That's the lowest I've gone so far.... don't think it's recommended to go lower.

Regards
CK

6. heard the fuji frontier machine is optimum at 192 dpi (or maybe due to the paper). anyone can verify? thanks.

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