In printing and graphic design, aliasing refers to the jagged, stair-step effect you see on the edges of curves and diagonal lines when an image's resolution is too low. This can make designs look pixelated and less polished.




  1. Low-Resolution Logos: When you print a logo with low resolution, the edges can appear jagged and unprofessional, detracting from your brand’s image.
  2. Small Text: Printing small text from a low-resolution file can make the letters look pixelated and hard to read, causing aliasing.
  3. Online Images: When images on websites are resized without proper techniques, aliasing can make them look less sharp and clear.


  • Use High Resolution: Always use high-resolution images and graphics for printing to avoid the jagged edges caused by aliasing.
  • Apply Anti-Aliasing: Use anti-aliasing techniques in your graphic design software to smooth out the edges of curves and lines.
  • Proof Carefully: Check your digital files for aliasing before printing, especially for important graphics and text.
  • Opt for Vectors: Whenever possible, use vector graphics instead of raster images, as vectors can be scaled without any aliasing.

By understanding and addressing aliasing, you can ensure your printed materials look clean, professional, and high-quality. Reach out to AP&B to learn more!