Designing Faqs

How big should my image be?

To get desired quality and clear image, we recommend users to create images with minimum resolution of 72 dpi. Users will need a minimum of 72 pixels for every inch of their final print dimension. For a image print size of 4" by 4", user will have to prepare the file at 288 by 288 pixels (4 inches x 72 pixels = 288).

  • For a image print size of 8” by 8" = 576 pixels
  • For a image print size of 12” by 12" =864 pixels
  • For a image print size of 18” by 18" = 1296 pixels
  • For a image print size of 21” by 21" = 1512 pixels
  • For a image print size of 24” by 24" = 1728 pixels
  • For a image print size of 27” by 27" = 1944 pixels
  • For a image print size of 36” by 36" = 2592 pixels
  • For a image print size of 54” by 54" = 3888 pixels
  • For a image print size of 58” by 58" = 4176 pixels

What if my design has a higher dpi than 72?

When the User uploads the image, DFW will show the preview at 72 DPI. If the image has been created at a higher DPI (say 150 pixels per inch), the preview will appear as double the size:

75DPI Preview150DPI preview

User can change the print dimension of the image by changing dpi ‘image dpi can be change by changing the print width’. Use the horizontal and vertical rulers as a guide for print size.

What settings should I use for digital photographs?

Capture your image using a high quality setting. This allows you to scale the image without compromising on the quality.

Here are some additional tips:

Digital photographs:

  • 3 megapixel camera is ideal to fill an 8"x8" swatch
  • 10 megapixel camera will capture an image to fill an 18"x21" fat quarter
  • Full yard will require a 40 megapixels camera (high-end professional cameras)