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Rant about Zazzle.com

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#1 prophet


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Posted 20 April 2005 - 11:46 PM

Well zazzle is total crap! I ordered a print from them, i supplyed them with a 410ppi image and look what they pumped out.

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it looks like crap..


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#2 Neupix


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Posted 21 April 2005 - 06:26 AM

from the zazzle website:

Apparel: 150ppi
The images that you upload will be converted to 150ppi (pixels per inch) if not already at this resolution. This means every 150 pixels in your image will become 1 inch when printed. For example, if you submit a 1200 pixel by 1500 pixel image for an apparel product, it will be printed at 8" by 10". This is because: 1200 pixels divided by 150 pixels/inch = 8 inches, 1500 pixels divided by 150 pixels/inch = 10 inches.

We recommend that you add images that are smaller than, or equal to, the maximum sizes:

pocket: 600 pixels x 600 pixels = 4" x 4"
horizontal: 2100 pixels x 1800 pixels = 14" x 12"
vertical: 1800 pixels x 2100 pixels = 12" x 14"

If what you are saying is true, and you did give them a 410ppi image (which by the way is an odd number... usually 150, 200, 250 or 300 are standards), then they were forced to shrink that image down.

When shrinking a jpeg (which is a highly compressed file with very little information in it) the image quality is decreased drastically.

edit: I just read your message again. If you orderd an actual print (like a poster) the required resolution is even less... 100ppi.
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