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eric & others thx for the response on digital printing. 200-260 dpi seems to be working well. i'm happy with the results at 5 x7 printed on epson card stock (soft). the quality is much better than my bathroom/darkroom technique. i still scan high, with multisampling (16x); adjust the histogram, sharpness & contrast in photoshop, reduce the file and let the printer print with its best quality setting. thx again fritz Eric Welch wrote: > You would be right. We find on our dye-sub printer, which is > pretty much the equal of all but the best custom prints in > technical quality (grain, tonal modulation and sharpness but > Photoshop makes it better in many ways than even the best > custom labs), that making the picture 10 inches (60 > picas) on the long end at 200 dpi is good enough. And 300 > dpi is overkill. That means, depending on the crop, that the > file size is about 4-9 megs. > Anything bigger than that is just wasting processor time > printing it.