How to choose the best logo size

The best logo size will depend on the digital platform in question or where the logo is being printed. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about logo dimensions, logo resolution and standard logo sizes.

Why is logo size important?

Your logo makes a statement about your brand and your corporate identity. While the oldest modern logo — that of Coca Cola — mainly appeared on bottles and billboards, today’s logos need to be suitable for a variety of media and image sizes. That includes your own website and social media as well as print formats such as business cards, posters and flyers.

Are you creating a logo and wondering what makes for a good logo? It’s not just about design and color. A good logo also needs to be designed so that it can take different dimensions and positions. That way it will be easily recognizable wherever it appears.


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What are the basics of logo sizing?

To get the best logo size for your purposes, you’ll need to take the following parameters into consideration:

  • Dimensions: For digital media, your logo’s dimensions will be in pixels. For print media, logo dimensions are given in millimeters or inches.
  • Resolution: Your logo’s resolution or image quality is indicated in ppi (pixels per inch). If a file is going to print, it should have a resolution of 300 ppi. You should also think about what dimensions the logo is being printed in.
  • File size: The dimensions and resolution of your logo will determine how big the file that contains it is. The bigger and higher-resolution the image is, the bigger the file. The compression properties of the logo’s file format will also play a role in the file size. For digital media, try to choose an image format that uses as little memory as possible.

Read our article to find out how to compress images using free tools.

Put into practice, you should think about the following when choosing your logo’s size:

  • Uniform, cross-platform dimensions: Whether your logo is horizontal, vertical or square, its orientation and dimensions should remain consistent and harmonious. This will help your logo be recognizable.
  • Correct file types: Your logo will need to be saved in a different file format depending on whether it will be used digitally or in print. SVG, PDF, PNG and JPG are all good choices for digital media, and EPS, PDF and JPG all work for print.
  • Flexible zooming in and out: If you want to be able to change the scale of a logo or reformat it without losing out on quality, you’ll want to opt for a vector file type like SVG, PDF or EPS. Whether the file gets enlarged as a poster or made smaller on a business card, vector files ensure the resolution stays the same.
  • Less is more: A logo should focus on the essentials rather than being cluttered with details. That way you can ensure that it looks good in any size and can adapt to its surroundings.
  • Better too big than too small: Choose an appropriate resolution for your logo from the start. Logos that are too small are difficult to make larger without sacrificing on quality and sharpness.

What are the best logo sizes for websites?

Your logo should always appear on your company or brand’s website. It welcomes visitors and fosters brand recognition. It will usually appear at the top of the navigation menu and as a favicon in the browser tab. As always, consistent corporate design with a harmonious color palette and balanced composition is essential. The logo should fit in with the rest of the site and be easy to recognize and read in any size.

The actual size will depend on where and how you integrate the logo on your site. Here are some standard logo sizes in pixels based on intended use:

Layout Size
Vertical orientation (Desktop) 160 x 160 pixels
Horizontal orientation (Mobile) 250 x 250 pixels
350 x 75 pixels
400 x 100 pixels
Full Banner 468 x 60 pixels

If you create a style guide for your website, include some rules for the use of your logo.

Logo sizes for favicons

If you want to use your logo to add a favicon to your site, consider the following logo dimensions:

Use Size
Browser (small) 16 x 16 pixels
Browser (big) 32 x 32 pixels
Google 48 x 48 pixels

If your logo is horizontally or vertically oriented, you’ll need to pay extra attention to the square dimensions for favicons.


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Logo sizes for apps

Apps use smaller dimensions than desktop displays. Here are some standard logo sizes in pixels in the context of app design:

Operating System Size
Android 192 x 192 pixels
Windows 62 x 62 pixels
iPad 152 x 152 pixels
iPhone 6S or higher 180 x 180 pixels
120 x 120 pixels (Spotlight Search)
87 x 87 pixels (Settings)

Note here as well that all dimensions are square.

Logo sizes for email signatures

If you are creating an email signature, you should include your logo in it. It’s important that you choose a small size, because the larger the size , the longer it will take to load. Here are some standard logo sizes for email signatures:

Use Size
Images and banners 300 to max. 500 pixels x 70 to max. 190 pixels

You can find more tips on how to optimize your email signature in our article on the topic.

What are the best logo sizes for social media?

When it comes to your own website you can decide how big your logo will appear. But on social media, there are predetermined rules about that. How good your logo looks on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn will depend on the preset image sizes for different areas of the sites. Logo dimensions vary by platform. We’ve assembled some of the most important logo sizes in pixels for social media.

Logo sizes on Facebook

Type Size
Profile picture on business page 180 x 180 pixels
Cover photo (with logo) 820 x 310 or 312 pixels
Photos shared on timeline (with logo) 1200 x 628 or 630 pixels
Links 1200 x 628 pixels

Best file type: PNG


Profile photos on Facebook are shown on desktop in 170 x 170 pixels and on a smartphone in 128 x 128 pixels. Keep that in mind when choosing your logo resolution. You’ll find more information on Facebook image sizes in our digital guide.

Logo sizes on Instagram

Type Size
Profile picture on business page 110 x 110 pixels
Thumbnail 161 x 161 pixels
Horizontal photo 1080 x 566 pixels
Square photo 1080 x 1080 pixels
Vertical image 1080 x 1350 pixels

Best file type: JPEG


Instagram profile photos appear as circles. You might need to adjust the image file with your logo to ensure that it is fully visible. In addition, Instagram converts all photos you upload into JPEGs to save space. So, to avoid a downgrade in image quality, you should plan to save your Instagram photos in high resolution. Learn more about Instagram image sizes and video formats in our digital guide.

Logo sizes on LinkedIn

Type Size
Profile picture for business/career page 400 x 400 pixels
Cover photo 1128 x 191 pixels
Background image (with logo) 1584 x 396 pixels
Main image (with logo) 1128 x 376 pixels

Best file types: JPEG, PNG, GIF

Logo sizes on Twitter

Type Size
Profile picture 400 x 400 pixels
Cover photo 1500 x 500 pixels
Shared photos Min. 440 x 220 pixels
max. 1024 x 512 pixels

Logo sizes on YouTube

Type Size
Profile picture 800 x 800 pixels
Thumbnail 1280 x 720 pixels
Background/cover 2560 x 1440 pixels

Logo sizes on TikTok

Type Size
Profile picture Min. 20 x 20 pixels

Best file types: JPG or PNG

Logo sizes on Pinterest

Type Size
Profile picture 165 x 165 pixels
Board 222 x 150 pixels

Best file type: JPG or PNG

Logo sizes on Google business profiles

Type Size
Profile picture 720 x 720 pixels (Resolution min. 250 x 250 pixels)

Best file type: JPG or PNG


If you want to place ads on any of the above platforms, there might be other requirements for formatting.

What are the best logo sizes for print?

You can print your logo on all kinds of objects and surfaces for increased exposure — t-shirts, coffee mugs, bags and business cards are just a few options.

Your logo’s dimensions will depend on whether and how your logo will interact with other elements. A resolution around 300 ppi is recommended, though that will depend on the dimensions of the image as a whole. Here are some examples to give you an idea of the relevant dimensions:

Object Size
Business cards 85 x 55 mm (Total size, standard)
Mugs (11 oz) 230 x 90 mm
Hats Approx. 3-3.5 inches wide
T-Shirts max. 12 x 14 inches or 14 x 15 inches (print area)
5 x 2.5 inches or 4 x 5.5 inches (breast pocket)
Letterhead 8.5 x 11 inches (US letter)
Envelope 9.5 x 4.125 inches (Standard commercial)
Tote bags 15 x 16 inches

Your logo should also appear on flyers, brochures and billboards. The best logo size for these formats will depend on the layout as a whole and on the print substrate size. Ask your printer for advice on dimensions and resolutions.


Get inspiration for your logo color from our article on the topic!


The bigger the selection of digital platforms and print media gets, the more important an adaptable logo size is! That’s especially true when it comes to multichannel marketing and omnichannel marketing. If you already have these varying requirements in mind when designing your logo, you’ll ensure that it always looks its best, no matter where it appears.

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