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Tips & Techniques

This corner of our website is great for customer’s as well graphic enthusiasts. Our goal for this page is to appeal to a wide range of graphic experience levels. Some of our "Tips & Techniques" postings are targeted for graphic beginners while other postings are geared for the more advanced graphic designers. We are hoping that everyone may find something that they can use from our monthly postings.

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If you would like share one of your own graphic secrets to our page that you have been keeping locked up, please share your clever trick and we may post it.  If we do, we will give you credit for your great idea on our web site when we post it. Just be sure to let us know who you wish to be identified as if you prefer not to disclose your true identity.

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What’s wrong with using my web graphics to print from?

Many people don’t realize it, but graphics that look great on the web will usually look horrible when they are used to print from.

 

The Tip

This is because a typical 72 ppi jpeg is great for displaying on your web page, but for your printing to look equally pleasing, it takes a 200-300 ppi (pixels per inch) or in printing terms 200-300 dpi (dots per inch) image to look good. As a side note, jpegs (or jpgs) are great for web use because the file size is very small and great for a quick rendering on the web, but are actually the poorest image choice to print from. Ideally tiffs are a much better choice for printing to maintain the best quality for continuous tone images.