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Postby Karas » Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:25 pm

What you need to do is print at a particular DPI (dots per inch) value. MSPaint doesn't do this, but better image editors do. A good one is IfranView

So to set DPI in IfranView:
1. Open your picture.
2. Click the "Image" tab at the top.
3. Select "Information".
4. You'll see two boxes with "resolution" next to them. This is the DPI. Depending on your template, it'll probably be either 500 or 300.
5. Type in the DPI and print!

Post your decal at its orginal size and I'll tell you the DPI value.

Also a useful thing to note is that minifigs aren't measured in inches. They're designed in Europe, so they're metric.
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Postby IVhorseman » Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:54 am

uh. sounds like you have it resized correctly, but you're just fighting the printer's software.

open the program up in photoshop. from THERE, hit file print, and see if you can use photoshop's programmed printing options, and not the crap that came with the printer. go to "preferences" and play around with that till you figure it out.
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Postby Thyclaine » Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:42 am

IVhorseman wrote:uh. sounds like you have it resized correctly, but you're just fighting the printer's software.

open the program up in photoshop. from THERE, hit file print, and see if you can use photoshop's programmed printing options, and not the crap that came with the printer. go to "preferences" and play around with that till you figure it out.


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It worked!

I just need to buy some new printer ink, I'm a little dry.

Thanks for your help, guys!

Awesome decal.


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