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[filmscanners] RE: Pixels and Prints

> Based on the discussion, an interesting question is raised. Since
> 720 ppi is
> needed by the printer driver for a desktop printer and 360 ppi for a wide
> format printer, is it better to send the printer files with less
> than 320 or
> 720 ppi and let it upsample the image or to send it files  with more than
> 320 or 720 ppi and let the printer driver downsample them - leaving aside
> the option of doing such resampling prior to sending the file to the
> printer?

I don't see how you'd be faced with this choice unless you had decided to
explicitly resample before printing. In this case, it would make sense to
choose the next highest resolution that divides evenly into the printer's
natural resolution, to avoid aliasing.


Ciao,               Paul D. DeRocco
Paul                mailto:pderocco@ix.netcom.com

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