If you’re making photographic prints, you may believe that you have to print at 300 DPI in order to get photographic quality. While that MAY in some cases give you the BEST quality, it’s not required to get good or acceptable quality.
Large poster size prints at 150 DPI often look great (viewed from the proper viewing distance as opposed to gawked by a pixel peeper using an electron microscope.)
Many printers will do a good to great job at resolutions between 180 and 240 DPI.
I suggest you test your printer. Print at resolutions ranging from 150 to 300 DPI then ask a group of your peers to select their favorite. All other things being equal, I’ll bet you often find that the lower resolution prints score as well as the high resolution prints.
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