Help Center - How do I ensure good-quality photos from my inkjet printer?
How do I ensure good-quality photos from my inkjet printer?
With today's inkjet printing technology, you don't have to wait to print your vacation, wedding, and other special photos, but the quality of those photos will differ from printer to printer. Whether you're printing for business or for personal use, there are some things to consider:
Choose Photo Paper
Photo paper is heavy and specially coated with bright emulsion to make colors pop.
Inkjet photo paper's thickness prevents the ink from softening and wrinkling under ink. They also have a coating technology that prevents the ink from being runny.
Laser photo papers are designed to be thick to withstand the intense amount of heat to fuse multiple layers of toner colors.
If you don't want to use photo papers, a thick paper would have less chances of softening in high-resolution prints that demands a huge amount of ink.
Pigment Ink Printers
Pigment-based inks is made of solid colorant particles suspended in liquid. Due to these particles, pigment-based inks are more weather-resistant and water-resistant than dye-based inks. This makes them hold its solid color and vibrancy far longer.
Dye-based ink can resist fading for 25-30 years. Pigment-based ink can resist fading for 200 years.
The original file is its clearest because it has its most maximum image resolution.
An image file must be around 300 ppi (pixels per inch) for print-quality photos.
For your current printers, ensure the printer is set to use the highest quality for the type of paper you're using. You can do this from the printer properties menu on your computer. You should prioritize print quality over print speed.