Another way to make sure your image prints well is to make sure you understand different file types, and what works best for print. One of the best file types for print is PDF, or Portable Document Format. Many designs can easily be saved as a PDF, which is high quality and stays high quality.
For images, JPEG, or Joint Photographic Experts Group, can be a great file type. However, if not careful, it can lead to losing image resolution. JPEG images use lossy compression. This means that every time you save a JPEG image, you lose a little bit of image definition. This means that many JPEG images can become compressed, creating low quality images that print terribly. However, when careful to avoid too much compression, JPEG images work great. Lossless image file types, like PNG, or Portable Network Graphics, won’t have compression problem, but JPEG images can have more image definition.
While these are just some basic tips to knowing how to design for print, we hope this helped you get started. Keep designing and researching, and soon you’ll be a print design pro.