Prints resolution guide

Recommended resolution guide


When ordering a print you should pick a print size that is appropriate to the resolution of your image. If you are seeing a warning for one of your images, try ordering a smaller print size. If you wish, contact us for advice.

The following table shows the minimum acceptable image size in pixels for each print size (based on the longest edge).

 

Product/longest side

Minimum no. of pixels across
(minimum megapixels)

Preferred no. of pixels across
(preferred megapixels)

Passport print mini-prints

200 pixels ( < 1m )

400+ pixels ( < 1m )

5″

300 pixels ( < 1m )

800+ pixels ( < 1m )

6″ cards, coasters, mug, mousemat, t-shirts

600 pixels ( < 1m )

1200+ pixels ( 2m + )

7″

600 pixels ( 1m )

1200+ pixels ( 2m + )

Large and medium calendars

800 pixels ( 1m )

1600+ pixels ( 3m + )

8″ bags, cushions

900 pixels ( 1m )

1600+ pixels ( 3m + )

10″ placemats

900 pixels ( 1m )

1600+ pixels ( 3m + )

A4 12″

900 pixels ( 1m )

1600+ pixels ( 3m + )

15″

1000 pixels ( 1.3m )

2000+ pixels ( 4m + )

A3 poster

1200 pixels ( 1.3m )

2000+ pixels ( 4m + )

40x30cm and 40cm square canvases

1250 pixels ( 1.5m )

2000+ pixels ( 4m + )

A2 poster

1500 pixels ( 2m )

2400+ pixels ( 4m + )

30″

1500 pixels ( 2m )

3000+ pixels ( 4m + )

60x40cm canvas

1500 pixels ( 2m )

3000+ pixels ( 4m + )

70cm square canvas

2000 pixels ( 2.5m )

3000+ pixels ( 4m + )

80×53.5cm canvas

2250 pixels ( 2.5m )

3000+ pixels ( 4m + )

110x47cm canvas

2500 pixels ( 3m )

3000+ pixels ( 4m + )