Image resolution

Our system can accept JPEG, PNG, and many other file types. No matter what file format you upload, for the best results, all images should have a resolution of at least 300 dpi (dots per inch). Anything below that threshold may look pixelated and not print well.

High resolution

What is considered ‘high resolution’? As a general rule, any image that’s 300 dpi or above is high resolution, making it ideal for printing.

As you can see in the example in this section, this creates a crisp and clear image that is perfect for a high quality print.

We recommend always printing images and art files with 300 dpi to ensure that the finished product looks high quality and professional. You can also print at higher resolution, but increased resolution only improves image quality up to a certain point. For example, anything above 400 dpi will just slow down the upload process without adding any visual benefit.

This is an example of a 300dpi, high resolution image
300dpi high resolution image

Medium resolution

We understand that it’s not always possible to find an image with a resolution as high as 300 dpi. Don’t worry; our system can handle it.

If you only have access to an image that’s between 100 and 300 dpi, you can still print it. It might look slightly less sharp than a higher-resolution image, but it’s nothing that your average person would necessarily notice.

This is an example of a 200dpi, medium resolution image
200dpi medium resolution image

Low resolution

We don’t recommend printing anything that falls under 100 dpi. If you do, the final product may look blurry and pixelated. You would get a better result finding a higher-resolution image instead.

Most images on the internet are only 72 dpi. Online this is no problem at all, as low-resolution images have a small file size and don’t look blurry on your computer screen. But most images taken from the web will not look good in print.

Once you have uploaded your files, our system will highlight any areas that are less than 100dpi so you can see for yourself. If you are happy with what you see - go ahead and print!

This is an example of a 72dpi, low resolution image
72dpi low resolution image

Upsampling

If you’re stuck with an image that’s under 100 dpi, it might be tempting to open it in Photoshop and manually increase the resolution setting. However, adjusting this setting won’t actually increase the resolution, it will just increase the size of the pixels themselves. This is called upsampling and it should never be done for the purposes of printing.

If you print an upsampled image, like the one below, it will still look pixelated on the page. Once again, the best solution is to find an image with higher resolution, to avoid compromising the quality and visual appeal of your product.

This is an example of an image upsampled from 200dpi to 300dpi
Image that has been upsampled from 200dpi to 300dpi
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