For Crisper Images
What looks good on the screen may not print
well. Avoid using graphics with a resolution less than 300 dpi.
Images copied from web pages or from an email are
generally not meant to be printed and will appear fuzzy or have
For best results, scan images at 300 dpi or above.
If you plan to print photos taken with a digital
camera, be sure your camera settings are for between 255 and 300
For Cleaner Lines and Shapes
Avoid using “hairline” as the line width in a
line drawing (these tend to disappear when printed in higher
resolution). For best results, define the specific width of the line
(at least .5 points) in the page layout file.
Use geometric tools in your graphics program to draw
boxes and frames rather than to build them from individual lines.
The corners may look fine on-screen and print fine on your laser
printer but may overlap crookedly when printed in high resolution.
A Final Artwork Tip
Avoid putting an EPS inside another EPS in
your design. This often causes problems when the file is sent to the
digital copier or platemaker for interpretation.
See Also: Layout
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