Can you check the effective ppi of the said image in the links panel? Also see if adjusting the display performance(you can access the option it by right clicking on the image) have any effect
Links panel says the effective ppi is 212. Why would that be and what can
I do about it?
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If you decrease the height and width of the placed image in InDesign the effective ppi will increase. How the image will look on printing depends upon effective ppi and 300 is a good number for it. Regarding the display performance, it is just related to how you see the image on screen and will have no bearing on the printing output.
P.S.:- I don't have much practical knowledge with printing/printers. Someone more experienced on this front might add relevant bits or information
If you are referring to the image looking pixelated in InDesign, it could just be your preview mode. As a test, use the View menu and turn on Overprint Preview or set your display to High Quality view.
I just adjusted the display performance and it looks far better. Bu will it also print better?
If you want valuate the resolution, export a PDF as you would do at the end anyway. Check the images with 100% and 400% zoom factor. If this is ok, it will probably print well.
212 ppi would be enough for a "distribute-and-print" PDF printed on laserprinters.
I've used 225 ppi for years printing at 150 lpi using standard offset printing.
Thanks for all the great suggestions.