Image Resolution

8.5x11 Pixels Per Inch • Dots Per Inch

Resolution, also known as DPI (Dots Per Inch) in print or PPI (Pixels Per Inch) on screens, is the number of dots that fit horizontally and vertically into a one-inch space.

Generally, the more pixels per inch in your design, the more detail captured and the sharper the resulting image.

Image resolution is one of the most important things to understand when beginning a print project. Most online printing services have similar recommendations and requirements for quality print production. But not all will warn you if your files are low resolution! Make sure your files are high quality to avoid any expensive disappointments.

How many pixels in an inch?

 

300 Pixels Per Inch (PPI)

is recommended for high quality printing.

 

This resolution is industry standard for print quality output because it produces a good image while keeping file sizes manageable. For very detailed graphics, you may want to increase your file resolution to 600 PPI. Higher resolutions increase the file size with very little quality increase, so 300 PPI is recommended.

How many pixels is 8.5 x 11?

Print resolution for good quality 8.5×11 printing is 2550px W x 3300px H. For excellent print quality, set the resolution of your 8.5×11 artwork at 3400px x 4400px.

How many pixels is 11 x 17?

Good quality resolution for 11×17 printing is 3300px x 5100px. Excellent quality 11×17 prints at 4400px x 6800px.

Print Resolution Size Chart

 MINIMUM REQUIRED IMAGE DIMENSIONS FOR QUALITY
SIZEGOODVERY GOODEXCELLENT
2″ x 6″600+ x 1800+ pixels800 x 2400 pixels
4.25″ x 5.5″1275+ x 1650+ pixels1700 x 2200 pixels
8.5″ x 3.67″2550+ x 1101+ pixels3400 x 1468 pixels
8.5″ x 5.5″2550+ x 1650+ pixels3400 x 2200 pixels
4.25″ x 11″1275+ x 3300+ pixels1700 x 4400 pixels
8.5″ x 11″2550+ x 3300+ pixels3400 x 4400 pixels
8.5″ x 11″2550+ x 3300+ pixels3400 x 4400 pixels
8.5″ x 14″2550+ x 4200+ pixels3400 x 5600 pixels
11″ x 17″3300+ x 5100+ pixels4400 x 6800 pixels
12″ x 18″3600+ x 5400+ pixels4800 x 7200 pixels
18″ x 24″1800+ x 2400+ pixels3600+ x 4800+ pixels5400 x 7200 pixels
24″ x 24″2400+ x 2400+ pixels4800+ x 4800+ pixels7200 x 7200 pixels
24″ x 36″2400+ x 3600+ pixels4800+ x 7200+ pixels7200 x 10800 pixels
24″ x 48″2400+ x 4800+ pixels4800+ x 9600+ pixels7200 x 14400 pixels
24″ x 60″2400+ x 6000+ pixels4800+ x 12000+ pixels7200 x 18000 pixels
36″ x 36″3600+ x 3600+ pixels7200+ x 7200+ pixels10800 x 10800 pixels
36″ x 48″3600+ x 4800+ pixels7200+ x 9600+ pixels10800 x 14400 pixels
36″ x 60″3600+ x 6000+ pixels7200+ x 12000+ pixels10800 x 18000 pixels