Quick Tips: Dots Per Inch (DPI)
DPI stands for Dots Per Inch, and it is a measure of resolution used in printing. It is based on the number of individual dots that make up an image when printed on paper.
For example, if a printer is capable of producing 600 dots per inch, then it can generate 600 individual dots horizontally and vertically across each square inch of the paper. The higher the DPI setting, the sharper and more detailed the printout will be.
When selecting a printer for personal or professional use, one should look at its maximum DPI rating to get an idea of how much detail can be achieved with that model. Generally speaking, most print requires a DPI of at least 300.
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