[scribus] 600 dpi

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Tue Jun 7 14:34:46 UTC 2011

On Tue, 07 Jun 2011 09:24:58 -0400
Gregory Pittman <gregp_ky at yahoo.com> dijo:

>On 06/07/2011 09:03 AM, Tom Connolly wrote:
>> Someone recently posted he has his tiffs at 600 dpi. AFAIK, no
>> printer needs--indeed can use--more than 300 dpi. At 600 all you're
>> doing is making a bigger file, with no benefits of sharper images.
>I think this  is a bit of a distortion. For _most_ purposes, 300dpi 
>should be adequate.
>For high-resolution printing commercially, 600 or even greater may be 
>desired. I'm not sure that once you get to 1200+ that it gets so easy
>to see further improvement in the visible quality, unless you're
>talking about printing to a very large format.

I'm in a rush at the moment, but perhaps this would be a good time for
someone to explain the difference and relationships (formulas) for DPI
vs. linescreen. Also problems of dot gain with certain types of papers
on press. How much DPI you need is a complex issue.

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