Designing Faqs

Why can't I make my image bigger on DFW?

Enlarging an image resulting in a blurry or pixelated print. More pixels means more detailed data.

The more pixels your image has, the more detailed it is in terms of data. You can't take a limited amount of information (a small number of pixels) and turn it into more information. Pixels have no physical size, but they do have a limitation: they are the smallest element of individual information about your digital image.

If you try to “stretch” the information available in a small file to fit a large printed dimension it will result in a blurry, pixelated print like the one below:

Small image preview stretch image preview

Set the resolution of 72 ppi and design at whichever size you’d like it to print.