Print vs. Web

I’ve got a quick infographic for you today, to help you when it comes to printing versus web tips. Enjoy!



23 Responses to Print vs. Web

  1. Rebecca says:

    Nice layout, Brandi! A real nice infographic.

    Cheers and Happy Wednesday!

  2. KJ says:

    Thanks Brandi. This is a great help.
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  3. Sue says:

    Great information!!!! You are so good at explaining things simply and concisely. Thanks, I really enjoy your blog.
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  4. Libby says:

    This is an awesome resource, I think I need to include it on my desktop. I’m sick of scratching my head when it comes to measurements, which is just what did today when I had to create a business card. I have a question though, what is 4 Bar? I use mostly A4 and A3 as we don’t have Letter in Australia.
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    • Brandi says:

      I hate having to Google what sizes are every single time I need them, so I had to include some standard sizes – I should have emailed you about standard sizes for Aussies.

      4 Bar is a set size here – it must be a US thing. I don’t know how common it is, since I don’t work with paper that often, but I’ve seen it and can never remember the dimensions.

  5. Hazel says:

    Thank you for this Brandi, it’s going to be a great quick reference for whenever I’m fussing with photos!
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  6. Francesca says:

    Wow. This is an awesome reference, Brandi – thank you so much!!

  7. tburdi says:

    can i use this for a lesson at school? and print it out?

  8. Tonia Meyer says:

    Is it possible to get a hi res version? We get image requests all the time and it would be great if I could post this as a large poster on my door so people can better understand what they need before asking us for an image.

  9. Masoud says:


    The picture very useful and informative thanks and I have a question. I work with Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign as a beginner and I love them but I don,t have a PMS guider or book, I saw this page but I don,t know which one of them suitable for a biginner for CMYK and RGB projects. could you help me to find a suitable PMS?


  10. This is a great reference! Thank you for sharing!

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  12. Deji Osinulu says:

    Great info Brandi! Just one thing that might need correction – when exporting in pixel dimensions, the “pixels per inch” resolution becomes irrelevant. 100×100 pixels is exactly the same file at either 72 or 300 ppi. When it matters is if you are exporting based on physical dimensions (e.g. in inches) then the number of pixels the program exports will vary based on the resolution settings.

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  13. Daniel says:

    Thanks. So useful. Just missing the metric conversions.

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  16. Great infographic!
    One thing I’m not absolutely sure about is if you didn’t choose a little bit too radiant colors to represent CMYK palette here.
    As it happens, I talked with a non-designer friend recently about the difference between RGB and CMYK. I tried really hard to explain to him how different is CMYK magenta from RGB magenta (#FF00FF) and why it’s a pet peeve of mine when they’re treated as interchangeable. Same for cyan, of course (and by extension, but not so much, with yellow).
    Secondary RBG colors just have this cold electric glow that is hard to emulate in print (without the use of specific pantones, at least), and it’s a small disappointment if a digital design (or even a graphics program) doesn’t try to distinguish the ‘non-glowy’ look of CMYK from RGB when discussing those systems.

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