I got a proposal this morning explaining a potential project, and part of the description regarding what they wanted for renders was written as such:
The visuals will be provided to [client] as high quality TIFF files (600dpi) and low resolution JPEG files (150dpi) via the FTP site.
I’ll give you a moment to assess what information is missing. What weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of lead? we’ve been told we want a densely printed render, and a less dense copy of the same render, but in digital format. What are they printing these on? How big will it be displayed? is this explicitly for digital viewing?
Everything is the same DPI (PPI) on your monitor, so unless we have a measurement for print or a hard number for resolution, there’s no actual size conveyed here
I had a teacher back in college who always requested we submit our renders via email, in 300dpi, but no indicated resolutions. After a half hour argument in front of the class about the lack of context to the requirement, I ended up sending him my homework formatted at 300dpi, but only 0.5x0.5”, or 150x150 pixels. I’m not sure he appreciated the point