The general consensus is printing in the range of 240-360dpi, and it will
depend on the paper - for a good explanation of why see
The best thing to do is to experiment on *your* printer and find the optimal
dpi for each type of paper you generally use. I did that for my HP
PhotoSmart just the other day on HP glossy, and found that 240dpi appeared
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Starr" <Richard.Starr@valley.net>
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2001 7:27 AM
Subject: filmscanners: Printdpi
| The dpi thread leads me to ask what the best dpi for printing on an Epson
| printer (Stylus 600 for example) would be.
| My habit is to correct an image at the scanned resolution then move it to
| default blank page for printing, using PhotoShop's free transformation for
| sizing. I save the 'print' version as well as the full resolution file.
| prints look good.
| I normally use a blank page set for 8.5 x11 inches and 110 dpi. I'm
| if I'd see better results at a higher dpi or faster results at a lower
| Lower dpi would result in a smaller file for storage too. There must be
| ideal maximum resolution beyond which the image doesn't print better and a
| minimum resolution below which it is noticeably degraded.