1 Reply Latest reply: Jun 12, 2012 5:40 AM by Matt Clifton
DMH12345 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Does Retina Display impact printing?  Will printers currently on the market work with the new Macbook Pro w/ Retina Display?  Is this a purchase I should wait on making until printer manufacturers catch up with Apple's new technology?

Macbook Pro w/Retina Display
  • Matt Clifton Level 7 Level 7 (29,740 points)

    Printers have always handled higher resolutions than computer screens. So displays are effectively catching up to printers, not the other way around. An image has always looked fine on a screen at 72dpi. To print, it has needed to be 300dpi to appear in good quality and the same size. Most high-end printers will handle much better resolutions than that.


    The Retina displays just give image professionals (eg, photographers) a way to better preview their work on screen before committing it to print. Really, it's software support that will be crucial (Adobe is already on board).