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Guaranteed Quality - How We do It - Part 2
Even a "2 megapixel" digital camera has the capacity to make at least a 20" x 27" poster size print IF done properly, with our expertise and our advanced software. The 3 megapixels digital cameras can easily produce a 24" x 32" poster size print. The 5 and 6 megapixel digital cameras can easily produce a 30" x 40" poster size print! Keep in mind that these enlargements will not be as sharp as a standard 4" x 6" print, when viewed at the same distances (i.e. 12 to 18 inches), but when viewed at normal viewing distances, they are remarkably clear and very exciting to most viewers.

A 2 megapixel digital camera has a resolution of only 1600 x 1200 pixels. That's really only 1.83 megapixels or 1.83 million pixels ("pixels" is an acronym for the square "picture elements" than make up a digital image). A digital image with this resolution would usually be able to produce a sharp print that is only about 6" x 8", or a little larger than a 5" x 7". That's because most photo lab image-setters need about 200 pixels per inch to produce a sharp image.

Using individual care and special software, our technicians at Big Digital Prints can increase the effective size of our enlargements on even a 2 megapixel image to at least 20" x 27". Here's how it looks (remember that each computer screen or monitor has varying degrees of sharpness and clarity -- for a better demonstration, come to our office and see our printed displays):

Here is the standard 4" x 6" print:

4x6 digital print

Here is an enlarged section of the flower, taken from a 20" x 27" poster size print:

Detailed view of enlarged digital print

For an even greater detail comparison, click here.


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