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RE: filmscanners: Pixels per inch vs DPI
> The process used a type
> of overprinting - laying down more than one ink drop per location,
If true, that would be interesting. My understanding is the inks used in
these types of inkjet printers can't do that, simply because the (I believe
it's because they are pigmented?) inks don't mix. I know that is true with
the Epson inks. Perhaps that particular printer used special inks?
Perhaps at the time, this printer (HP PhotoSmart) looked good, but I doubt
it would hold a candle to today's technology. I also believe printer
technology is independent of input PPI to the printer driver in the quality
of image you will get out of it. That's not to say that different printer
technologies don't give different levels of quality output, but that 100 ppi
to any technology isn't going to give a very good 8x10...