Printer Res.

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  1. Ccauceg

    Ccauceg TPF Noob!

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    I cant figure out what the printing resolution is on my printer (HP Photosmart Pro 8350) is. I cant find it on HP's site or on the box. Could someone please help me?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Why do you want or need to find that out?
     
  3. Ccauceg

    Ccauceg TPF Noob!

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    wouldn't you want to know what the resolution is of the printer before you print the image?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    No. The printer/computer has it's drivers and it does it's job.

    I am more concerned that I'm giving the printer a file that has enough resolution for the print size I'm making. The printer can do what it wants with that, as long as the results look good.

    The standard is that you want your images to have 300 pixels for every linear inch of print. So for an 8x10, your file should be 2400x3000 pixels (300 PPI).

    I don't know or care what DPI (dots per inch) the printer is laying onto the paper...as long as it looks good to me.
     
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    Thanks for the clarity
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    For photography terms it really shouldn't matter what the resolution in DPI of the printer is, providing it's cranked all the way up when you print a photo.
     

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