TM Cleland , May 06, 2008; 11:32 a.m.
On my 7160, it specs the best setting at 1200 x 1200 with the Max being 4800 x 1200. In the real world, even with my 3200 DPI 645 film scans, the "best" setting works...well...best. In addition to blasting through my ink cartridges at a VERY expensive rate, Max DPI dries funny. If there are different densities in the image (say dark trees against light sky), the print has (for lack of a better word) a texture to it, while the best setting is smoother (on Ilford Galerie Gloss, if that's helpful). Between the two settings, on film scans, there is some difference resolution wise, but only from about a "nose and a half" away. It's not enough to justify the heavy ink usage or the odd drying. With digital photos (10.1MP) I can't see a difference, probably because there simply isn't that much information to print.