lightroom blurry picture from print module

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My goal was to create a custom print-package of 2 vertical pictures, so that they can be uploaded to the blog as 1 picture. But the picture on the left is clearly blurry compared to the one on the right.

I'm using lightroom 4.1, and settings were as follows:
Adjust selected cell. Height: 7.74 Width: 5.16 (inches)
dpi 72
Package has 2 cells (2 vertical pictures), resulting in one picture of 750 pixels wide.

Resulting image:
10.417 inches at 72dpi in the lightroom print module
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sebastien auger

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The problem is even more obvious in this picture:


Also note, that I found instances of the same issue being reported in 2010 by another photographer.
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You don't say what output sharpening you are using. Generating a print rendition for displaying on a screen is not going to give you the best results. The best results will be to make a test print on the right paper with the right output sharpening for print.
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Generating a print rendition for screen viewing may not be the best approach, however the problem remains. The picture on the left is blurry compared to the one on the right. This remains true regardless of the sharpening output. Clearly there is a bigger problem here.
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I didn't quite get it... how did you obtain each of the two pictures - left and right? Why are they sharpened differently?
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That is the very mystery we're trying to resolve here... This is an output from the print module printed to jpg. Same picture side by side, as detailed above. It should definitely not look different, but it does.
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I'm hitting this exact same problem, no matter what level of sharping I'm using. I can add examples if needed. Any ideas?
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Also - I just did a test with the book module, and same result.