Highering the res in Photoshop

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I'm designing a front to be printed on the CD of my bands new EP. I contacted the company who do a CD duplication and asked for a template etc. Then I made the design and sent it back to them. I've just recieved an email asking me to increase the res to 300, because I'll get a much better finnish. However, when I increase the res to 300, it also increases the size (as in dimensions) or the image by quite a lot.

Can anyone help me here? I need to increase the res to make it better quality without adjusting the size of the image.

Thanks in advance.
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I'm assuming you are referring to pixel resolution, and the short answer is you can't.

DPI stands for Dots per inch.
If you have an image that prints 2 inches by 2 inches, at 72 DPI, then your image is 144 pixels by 144 pixels. If you want to increase the resolution to 300 DPI, your image will still print 2 inches by 2 inches, but it will now be 600 pixels by 600 pixels. You can't increase print quality without increasing the size of the image.
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Right, ok. Thanks.

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