What size should my image be

In the world of digital printing, resolution is often expressed as dots per inch (dpi) or pixael per inch (ppi) Pixalili produces a good quality print at our minimum resolution of 150 dpi. When creating your design, you will need a minimum of 150 pixels for every inch of your final print dimension. For example, if you'd like an image to print at 4" by 4", you'll want to prepare your file so that measures at least 600 by 600 pixels, since 4 inches x 150 pixels = 600. You can use this formula to size any image-- just multiply the print width and height in inches by 150 pixels. Here are some basic sizes:

  • 8” = 1200 pixels
  • 12" = 1800 pixels
  • 18” = 2700 pixels
  • 21” =3150 pixels
  • 24" = 3600 pixels
  • 27” = 4050 pixels
  • 28” = 4200 pixels
  • 29” = 4350 pixels
  • 36” = 5400 pixels
  • 42" = 6300 pixels
  • ​54” = 8100 pixels
  • 56” = 8400 pixels
  • 58” = 8700 pixels​

What If My Design Has A Higher DPI 

When you upload your image we show you a preview at actual size 

Enlarging an image causes loss of detail, resulting in a blurry or pixelated print - not good to print

The more pixels your image has, the more detailed it is in terms of data. You can't take a limited amount of information (a small number of pixels) and turn it into more information. Pixels have no physical size, but they do have a limitation: they are the smallest element of individual information about your digital image.

If you try to “stretch” the information available in a small file to fit a large printed dimension it will result in a blurry, pixelated print.

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