Printing Tips – FAQ
We will try our very best to give it back to you!
Yes. It will be mounted on aluminium sheet and coated with a tough laminate, and fixed down with stainless steel security screws.
You have a problem. Fix it or seek help!
No problem. The printers can probably fix it.
No problem. It will be centralised, but on a horizontal print.
Any surrounding area will be white.
No problem. Both work well. We just hang them appropriately!
‘Get Info’ (Mac) or ‘Properties’ (PC) will tell you what it actually is.
These days, sRGB is fine, and again keeps the file size to a minimum.
You may need Photoshop, Affinity, Capture 1, or Lightroom etc. to change/save this.
Maximum, ideally – though reducing to 9-10MB from 12MB, or 80-90%, still looks excellent yet can reduce the file size dramatically, making it upload much faster.
No Photoshop, TIFFs, or other formats please!
Not at all.
Image size and resolution is a much better guide – but if your image is full of unintentional camera shake, poor exposure or contrast, lack of focus or awful composition, none of these will help!
No. It will just make the file bigger and harder to process. Though in some cases, it may be the only way to attain the required print dimension. Try it and see.
You will need some kind of image processing software.
From a long way off, it’s not. As you get closer to the print, it will look soft or ‘jaggy’ if its resolution is low.
A good indicator is PPI – Pixels per Inch.
A print resolution of 200ppi will show 200 pixels along every inch of print length, and usually the same for height.
Thus a 200ppi resolution print with a size of 11 x 8 inches will have an image size of 2200 x 1600 ppi.
Magazines often print at around 240ppi, so that would work well; anything between 200 – 300ppi is optimum.
An A1 print at 300ppi is 9933 x 7016
An A1 print at 200ppi is 6622 x 4677
Print: 590 x 840mm approx.
Border: 25mm on 3 sides, nominally 65mm on the bottom, depending on actual proportions of your image.