Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I know that is a funny question, but I'm beginner :-)

I need to design company logo for my car, actually I need the dimensions of the logo like that: Width=30 Cm Height=13 Cm, now the question => is the cm that given in the Photoshop as the actual cm? If I opened a new window with width=30 CM and Height = 13 Cm, and trying to print the file will give the same dimensions.

Thanks, Ramzy

share|improve this question
add comment

migrated from stackoverflow.com Jan 4 '13 at 6:30

This question came from our site for professional and enthusiast programmers.

1 Answer

up vote 0 down vote accepted

Not exactly :)

If you try to print a 35cm x 40cm image on an A4 sheet, it would actually print a subsection of the image or re-size it. What you do need to know is the pixel density, which should be 72 pixels/inch for standard printing work. This means in every inch of your paper 72 pixels will be printed.

Now as a novice you may ask will cranking this value to say 300 pixels/inch increase the image quality? The answer is NO as far as printing is concerned as the details won't be visible. However note that pixel density has zero effect on how your image appears on your screen, since your display has nothing to do with the printer you use. A few good links to clear your concepts:

How Image Resolution Affects Print Quality

Image Resolution, Pixel Dimensions and Document Size in Photoshop

Hope I helped.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.