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Term: DPI

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Term: DPI

DPI stands for dots per inch, and was originally used specifially as a term in printing, providing a measure of how many dots of ink are placed on a print in distance of one inch. The terms DPI and PPI (pixels per inch) are used somewhat interchangeably today, with scanner manufacturers often providing specifications on resolution in DPI.
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