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Does anyone know what printing resolution (DPI) is used by various publishers? I'm curious, because I want to know what the optimal scanning resolution would be. I get the impression people aren't scanning at high-enough resolutions, or are using filters rather carelessly, because in many RAWs, and consequently in scanlations, I can see aliasing.
The only info I've ever seen for a publisher was for DC.
Here's an excerpt from "The DC Comics guide to Coloring and Lettering Comics"
I think 300dpi for B&W pages is perfectly adequate even for high resolution releases.Quote:
Last edited by Phaedris; June 23, 2012 at 01:00 PM.
300 dpi is what we use as hq raws for likes of jump ect, if you go higher have fun with the image size, scanners can easily do 1200 dpi, first the scanning time increases and then the image size too (MB wise) for color you can go up to 600,
just be sure that you debind them before scanning else u get fu**** annoying shadows that lower the quality by ages
Instead of scanning at higher resolutions, perhaps a better way to avoid aliasing is to use a sophisticated descreening filter. I was reading this and was impressed by the results. I'm guessing it does more than simply attenuate the high-frequency components (i.e. blur), down-scale and then sharpen, which is what I tried in Photoshop and failed. Then again, maybe working with line art makes things worse. I might change the topic slightly to "what scanners offer decent descreening filters" .
The online readers (vizmanga etc) use 72dpi