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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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the number of dots per inch, or more precisely the number of dots that can be produced and replicated in both a horizontal and vertical axis, that are used to transfer an image from the computer to paper.
With 1200 dpi print resolution, the printer has almost six times as many dots per inch as most thermal transfer bar code printers.
Like the 30.5-inch press to be sold next year, the 36.5 device has a maximum speed of 400 feet per minute at 600 x 600 dots per inch.
For most purposes, they should be 300 dots per inch. If you are purchasing stock photos most suppliers provide a large format, high-resolution option.
Priced at $299.99, the RC800 features 24-bit color scanning in addition to black and white and standard color, at resolutions up to 400 dpi (dots per inch).
Success checked with several manufacturers to find out which of their products are the most versatile, comparing the DPI ("Dots Per Inch," a measure of resolution; the higher the number, the more clear the image), pages per minute, and, of course, price of the following suggested laser printers--all of which come in under a thousand dollars.
Mostly they just want to know what resolution we need, and that is easy to answer: We require images that will have a resolution of 300-400 dpi (dots per inch, identical to pixels per inch) at the size published.
The Library of Congress scans cartographic materials at 300 dots per inch (dpi) with tonal resolution of 24-bit color and saves files in TIFF non-compressed file format.
The more pixels, the sharper the print will be and the bigger you'll be able to make it as it means there are more dots per inch so you capture more detail.
Access prints high-resolution labels with more dots per inch than previous systems, incorporating True Type fonts.
The company has successfully made tile murals as large as 5-1/2 x 11 ft., starting with an 8 x 10-in., 300 dpi (dots per inch) image.
Dots Per Inch (dpi)--is the number (quantity) of dots in a linear inch of an output device.