dots per inch


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dots per inch

[‚däts pər ′inch]
(graphic arts)
Abbreviated dpi.
The number of dots that can be printed, side by side, along a line one inch long; a measure of the resolution of a printing device, printed image or image on an electronic display screen such that a greater number of dots per inch represents higher image quality.
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The Toucan provides dependable, high-volume industrial print speeds up to 800-square-feet per hour, and true image quality print resolutions up to 720 dots per inch (dpi) for outdoor applications.
The Falcon II Outdoor is ideal for commercial outdoor printing applications, featuring throughput of up to 300-square-feet per hour at 360-by-360 dots per inch (dpi).
The Toucan provides dependable high-volume industrial print speeds up to 800-square-feet per hour and true image quality print resolutions up to 720 dots per inch (dpi) for outdoor applications.
The simple-to-use HP Deskjet 3320v color inkjet printer provides users with vibrant, photo-quality color and black text with up to 1,200 x 600 color dots per inch on photo papers.
The ColorgrafX X2 inkjet printer prints at either 360 or 720 dots per inch and can produce output up to 54 inches wide.
The units print documents at 600 by 600 dots per inch (DPI) resolution and support the PCL 5e and PCL 6 page description languages.
Cross Match was also the first company to commercially release a 1000 dots per inch (DPI) high resolution Live Scan Fingerprint System for law enforcement and forensic examiner applications.
The result is a combination of image quality and productivity unmatched by any wide-format inkjet printer available today, including output of up to 500 square feet per hour at 300 dots per inch with an "apparent resolution" that is three to four times higher.