Frequently Asked Questions

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Below you will find a collection of frequently asked questions related to Zee Designs, websites and print topics. If you have a question that is not answered here, please contact us.

Why can't I use website files for print projects?

In the printing business we use the terms "dpi" which means "dots per inch" and "resolution" which means "the fineness of detail that can be distinguished in an image." These are aspects of photo images that a printer relies on to print with detailed quality. Images we see in a magazine are usually printed at 300 dpi, which means there are 300 dots that make up each square inch of image. Television and computer screens only need 72 dpi, so if you take an image with that resolution to the printer, it cannot be used because the dots are too big, making the image look "patchy."

If you are considering using material both on your website and in print media such as a business card, brochure, advertising, catalog, etc., be sure to tell your designers this so they will have two versions of every image-one for your website and one for your print media.