A couple months ago I gave a detailed overview of “tagger” sized digital products. But, I get asked more questions about this topic than any other! Thus, I thought it might be a good idea to remind readers of that post and answer another question.
So, what does “tagger” size mean? What would happen if I use it on my full size 12×12 LO? Specifically, I just downloaded the cutest photo mask. Afterward, I saw that it was tagger size. What’s going happen to the photo I clip to it when I go to print it out? Will the resolution size of my photo change? Will it print nice or will it be ugly?
In general, its not a good idea to use tagger sized (72dpi) elements on your 12×12 layout, unless you’re scaling them super-small. You’ll just be disappointed with the end result – particularly if you print your pages.
However, shape templates (think bracket mattes and scalloped squares) and items like photo masks might turn out just fine. The lack of detail in these items often allows them to be scaled up with minimal pixelation. However, you’ll just have to try.