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Printing Resolutions

Digital printing resolution schematic from devianart

As a general rule, it is recommended to work with a minimum of 150 PPI (Pixel Per Inch) if you plan to print your work.

330 PPI gives excellent results but the file size will be much larger.


Size(in.) Size(cm.) Image Size(pixels) Aspect Ratio
 
Prints
Recommended Minimum Excellent
3.5x5 9x13 525x750 1050x1500 1.43:1
4x5 10x13 600x750 1200x1500 1.25:1
4x6 10x15 600x900 1200x1800 1.50:1
4x8 10x20 600x1200 1200x2400 2.00:1
5x5 13x13 750x750 1500x1500 1.00:1
5x7 13x18 750x1050 1500x2100 1.40:1
8x8 20x20 1200x1200 2400x2400 1.00:1
8x10 20x25 1200x1500 2400x3000 1.25:1
8x12 20x30 1200x1800 2400x3600 1.50:1
8.5x11 22x28 1275x1650 2550x3300 1.29:1
9x12 23x30 1350x1800 2700x3600 1.33:1
10x10 25x25 1500x1500 3000x3000 1.00:1
10x12 25x30 1500x1800 3000x3600 1.20:1
10x15 25x38 1500x2250 3000x4500 1.50:1
10x25 25x64 1500x3750 3000x7500 2.50:1
11x14 28x36 1650x2100 3300x4200 1.27:1
12x18 30x46 1800x2700 3600x5400 1.50:1
16x16 41x41 2400x2400 4800x4800 1.00:1
16x20 41x51 2400x3000 4800x6000 1.25:1
16x24 41x61 2400x3600 4800x7200 1.50:1
16x40 41x102 2400x6000 4800x12000 2.50:1
18x24 46x61 2700x3600 5400x7200 1.33:1
20x20 51x51 3000x3000 6000x6000 1.00:1
20x24 51x61 3000x3600 6000x7200 1.20:1
20x30 51x76 3000x4500 6000x9000 1.50:1
22x55 56x140 3300x8250 6600x16500 2.50:1
24x24 61x61 3600x3600 7200x7200 1.00:1
24x36 61x91 3600x5400 7200x10800 1.50:1
24x60 61x152 3600x9000 7200x18000 2.50:1
30x30 76x76 4500x4500 9000x9000 1.00:1
30x40 76x102 4500x6000 9000x12000 1.33:1
30x45 76x114 4500x6750 9000x13500 1.50:1
36x36 91x91 5400x5400 10800x10800 1.00:1
 
 
Puzzle
Minimum Excellent
10x14 25.5x35.5 1500x2100 3000x4200 1.40:1
 
Calendar
Minimum Excellent
11x8.5 28x22 1650x1275 3300x2550 1:29:1

 
Coaster
Minimum Excellent
3.75x3.75 9.5x9.5 750x750 1130x1130 1.00:1

Note: Coasters have 3/8" round corners. It is recommended to not place any text, borders and other important elements in these areas or else said elements might get cropped off in the production process.
 
Postcard
Recommended Minimum Excellent
4x6 10x15 600x900 1200x1800 1.50:1
 
Greeting Card
Minimum Excellent
5x7 13x18 750x1050 1500x2100 1.40:1
 
Magnet
Minimum Excellent
Small (2.38x3.38) 6x8.5 355x505 710x1010 1.42:1
Large (3.38x4.88) 8.5x12 505x710 1010x1420 1.41:1

Note: Magnets have 1/4" round corners. It is recommended to not place any text, borders and other important elements in these areas or else said elements might get cropped off in the production process.
 
Mug
Minimum Excellent
Small (11oz) 8.25x3.25 20x8 1240x490 2480x980 2.53:1
Large (15oz) 8.25x3.25 20x8 1240x490 2480x980 2.53:1
 
Mouse Pad
Minimum Excellent
9.25x7.75 23.5x20 1390x1165 2775x2325 1.19:1

Note: Mouse Pads have 1" round corners. It is recommended to not place any text, borders and other important elements in these areas or else said elements might get cropped off in the production process.

 

 


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