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Why is my image blurry or pixelated?
Why is my image blurry or pixelated?
Updated over a week ago

If you are uploading your files as print-ready PDFs, please review our design guidelines to get the best print results. Alternatively, you can simply upload images using our design editor to create your file from scratch (using a PNG/JPG file and/or adding text boxes).

We always recommend uploading high-resolution files with a resolution of at least 300 dpi. Read more about image quality here.

Blurry image

If the uploaded file is printed as blurry then it is likely due to the original file being blurry. Blurriness is not always easy to notice. You can check it by zooming the image. If the image becomes exceedingly fuzzy then it means it is not sharp enough.

The best option, in this case, would be to replace the image with a different one.

Pixelated image

To ensure the best printing result we recommend using a design file with a resolution between 150 to 300 DPI. While images above 300 DPI are still accepted and marked as "Good DPI" in the design editor, the optimal resolution for most printing processes is 300 DPI. Staying within this range ensures your prints will be of the highest quality.

Always ensure that you select the highest resolution versions of an image you have.

It is possible that the preview looks pixelated, even though your original file is good/sharp. This can happen when an image is zoomed in. In this case, please use a different image or make sure that the image looks good even after you zoom it in 3x.

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