Basic Readers - Challenges with DPI and Clipart

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Hi guys!

I am formatting a children's book series that that teaches kids how to read. It's a 6x9 book and has clip art on every page, and a sentence or two at the bottom of the page. I already published the series through Amazon without a problem, but now I am looking to send it off to get printed (companies like Lulu), and am unexpectedly having issues with the image resolution! (They ask for 300 dpi and mine are not high enough). I really don't want to start over with all new images, especially since I published the books already on Amazon.

Anyone have any thoughts or advice?

Thanks!
 

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300 dpi is the minimum for printing because otherwise they'll probably come out blurry (even if they look fine on your computer). Printing companies don't want to print anything of lower resolution because they'll end up with angry customers demanding a refund. That is standard practice globally.

It may be possible for you to make the images much, much smaller to increase resolution, but that'll likely leave you with a whole heap of white space on the page.

You may be able to purchase, or even use fee-free, higher resolution versions of the same images; otherwise, you'll need to find different images that you can use (subject to copyright).
 
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