Can I use images from my digital camera in my printed piece?
The answer is yes, if you follow these basic guidelines.
- Images must be converted to either CMYK or Grayscale, no RGB.
- Images must be 300 PPI effective resolution or better for print reproduction.
- If the images contain text, 400 PPI is recommended. It is always better to set type in your layout program if possible.
To determine the largest size your photo may be reproduced at, you have to look at the resolution. Please see the CMYK Color and Image Resolution pages in our Help section for a detailed explanation of resolution, CMYK color, and how to get the best results when using your digital photographs for print reproduction.
You will also find a handy reference table there that shows the proper reproduction size for a variety of common digital photo sizes and their corresponding approximate CMYK Tiff file size.