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How can I better improve my digital prints?

by neese91 / January 23, 2012 2:01 PM PST

Hello there. This is my first post so I hope I've come to the right place. I recently have been experimenting with printing my artwork. All of the artwork is hand drawn. Sometimes I take a picture in daylight using my Nikon Coolpix 14MP and sometimes I scan my images using an Epson 610. I like to compare the pictures and make any corrections I see fit. Now this is where the tricky part comes in. I choose to have my prints made at Office Depot. When they scan and print the images they come out very close to the original yet when I share my files from home they come out very blurry. Why is this? I have looked into my settings on both devices and found I am only able to save in JPEG format. Will converting these images to TIFF then giving them to the clerk at Office Depot make a difference? I know Office Depot isn't the most professional business to go through in order to make art prints but that is my preference. I know I am rambling so I will stop while I am ahead. Thanks.

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What color control system are you using?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 23, 2012 2:26 PM PST
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How can I better improve my digital prints?
by neese91 / January 23, 2012 4:01 PM PST

Honestly I'm not sure but I will say that its not the color that's the problem, is the picture quality/resolution when printed. 3k x 3k resolution, 300 dpi. Yet between me saving the file on my USB and the Office Depot clerk printing the photos something is going wrong. Yet when their scanner is used everything is fine. I think the problem may be the format in which the file is printed but I am unsure. Thanks again.

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Let's say you're right.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2012 2:46 AM PST

Change the format and test it. For example, grey haired DTP folk will only work with TIF images. Also they tend to go 600 DPI and beyond. For them it's not a matter of image size. QUALITY is the goal.
Bob

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