Thursday, 01 August 2019

Getting the best photos with your Calgary business printer

Photo development in stores is decreasing in its prevalence as technology grows and advances. Though there are still some people who enjoy going in to a store to get their photos printed, it is just as simple to complete the task in your Calgary business or own home by knowing some essential tips and tricks.

1. What is the right printer?

It may be overwhelming at first to select a printer that works best for you, but do not worry! The best thing to start with is figuring out how good you would like your printer to perform. Every printer differs in the quality of its output. For best results, look for printer models that administer a 48-bit support and a 2400 DPI optical scan. By going through a selection of models, you are able to narrow down and compare the DPI in order to make the best selection for your own personal needs. There is also the option for purchasing a photo printer which is designed to selectively print photos, therefore the quality tends to be higher.

2. Is my image high resolution?

The resolution of the image file you want to print is just as important as the model of printer. When you are taking your photos make sure you are capturing images that are taken with your camera’s highest settings. This will ensure that the image is in its clearest possible form. It is also important when you move the file onto your computer that it was not converted into a poorer quality version of itself. As a general rule, your pictures should usually have a width of around 4016 pixels and a height of 6016 pixels. If you are unsure how to check these particular numbers, they will be located under the ‘properties’ tab on the dropdown menu.

3. What settings should I use?

Every printer is designed a certain way and there will be a type of photo grade paper that promotes its best performance. If you are to use a non-recommended type, there is a possibility that the quality of the final product will be reduced.

Also, make sure to follow the recommended settings that are directed by the printer manufacturer. These directions are usually located in the instruction manual and include information on how to adjust print speed and resolution level. Both settings should be set to their highest capacity to guarantee the best results!

Printerworks West can help your Calgary-based business determine the best printer your printing needs. We can establish and maintain your printer fleet and also provide troubleshooting support. Partnering with an established MPS provider, such as Printerworks West, can help your business increase its productivity while decreasing the overall ongoing costs of business operations.

If you would like to learn more about Managed Print Services in the Calgary area, please feel free to contact us.