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Thanks for your input. I'm not sure exactly what you mean?I have Photoshop and can output images from my pro camera in fine detail HD in just about any DPI depending on the image. I pull up a head shot for a rack card, make it and then export it for Vista Print and it's blurry every time. I want to know if there is an ETA on when it will output with a higher DPI like one of the earlier versions...

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Actually, TC7 only outputs at 96 DPI. Not 300. Never has, probably never will. I'm not sure what the new on-line Graphics Creator will output. It may produce 300 DPI. I'm just not sure. TC7 was made to produce graphics for the web. Not print. Smaller graphics files make for faster load times on the net.

There are ways to increase DPI but you will lose resolution. I'm sure you know you can only stretch things so far, before they break. You can make your graphic as large as you can ( 2880 x 2880 is the largest TC7 will export at ) and it will make for fine printing. Business cards, even t-shirts, no problem.

But if your printer wants 300 DPI then you'll have to use a 3rd party program ( such as Photoscape, it's free ) to change the exported graphics DPI to 300. But as I said, you are simply stretching the image and resolution will suffer the higher you go.

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There use to be an option to change the DPI but that has changed. Make sure you don't send a thumbnail size file. And use your Photoshop to open an exported file and change the DPI there.

 

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Thanks for your reply,

For the rack cards I'm trying to do and some car magnets, I'm using a head shot photograph. I can change the DPI to whatever I want in Photoshop and resize it to fit the rack card I have made, put it back in the engine to finish my work and of course, it still changes it and outputs it to what I thought was 300 DPI. That is the lowest resolution vista print will take even for business cards. I make sure to export the main image and not a thumbnail. Doctor's offices LOVE rack cards and I'm a photographer. That's why I wanted this so bad. I edit photos and am not as well versed in graphics design. Would love it if someone knows what the new engine will be outputting in...

 

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I have used vistaprint several times. Mostly business cards. Yes, they want 300 DPI. But, if you make your card big enough, then use a 3rd party program to change the resolution to 300 DPI, it works fine. At least for me.

You have to remember. TC7 is not a full fledged graphics editing program. It was created to make 'web' graphics. 300 DPI is simply not required for that. As I said, it can do print, and do a fine job. It just takes a little work around.

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I have used the creator to create business card graphics and they worked just fine.  It wasnt at 300 dpi but it worked just fine!

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So if I'm in business card mode, I should have no problems with Vista print except for when doing rack cards which the photo would have to be high DPI and blown up bigger than a business card. Might as well do it all in Photoshop but I'm not that expert of a graphics designer. More photography work...

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