Is there an overkill with pixel size and max samples for printing ?

Ive been going up nowadays to print some of my work.

This morning i did a 3000 W by 4000 . Is too too much and sort of useless on lets say around 8 by 11 prints or at the most 11 x 14 ?

 

Merci bien.

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  • GordigGordig Posts: 6,289

    300 DPI (dots per inch) is a pretty standard resolution for printing, so multiply each dimension by 300 to determine what resolution you should render at. 11 x 300 is 3300, 14 x 300 is 4200, so you're not far off with the render you already did.

  • montrealfilmguymontrealfilmguy Posts: 71
    edited May 13

    Cool. Thanks Gordig.

     I was also trying to establish the overkill pixel size so that i it gets useless to wait a lot of hours more for nothing.

    I'll stick with around 3000 x 4000. 

     

    Gordig said:

    300 DPI (dots per inch) is a pretty standard resolution for printing, so multiply each dimension by 300 to determine what resolution you should render at. 11 x 300 is 3300, 14 x 300 is 4200, so you're not far off with the render you already did.

    Post edited by Richard Haseltine on
  • FishtalesFishtales Posts: 5,620

    To get a larger print drop the DPI. The farther away from the picture you have to be to view it all the lower you can set the DPI, it doesn't need to be 300dpi or even 600dpi. A roadside billboard can be as low as 4dpi as it is being viewed from a distance.

  • PaintboxPaintbox Posts: 1,475
    edited May 14

    With a really good printer, most people wouldn't be able to discern even 175dpi, if you are really in a pinch and people won't be treating it as an artwork they are gonna stare at for hours. Try it out. Below 150dpi is where it really gets noticeable.

    Post edited by Paintbox on
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