Large Format Printing Tips

2010-11-15 10:15:21

Published on 2010-11-15 10:15:21

If you're interested in printing large format photos, perhaps of your family at Christmas time, you will be pleased to know it is no longer something that should only be undertaken by a professional.

According to printer ink maker Epson, more and more people are now able to print large format documents, thanks to a range of devices available. The firm has also offered a few tips to those new to large format photo printing.

First, consider the digital image size. Your file needs to match what will be your final print size, with at least 180 pixels per inch. In terms of colour, look at your printer's production tools for enhancement – many printers will have advanced colour modes that will make your photos stand out.

Also, factor in framing and matting of the print. If, for example, you want to get a family photo professionally framed, you'll need to set the print down for at least a day. This will allow it to cure, ensuring maximum durability.

Also, print with at least a half-inch margin around the edge of the photo – this will give the person framing it more space to work with. You should also thinking about providing two prints, just in case!

"Giving one of your photos in the form of a large format print with stunning image quality that will last for decades is as unique and personal a gift as there is," said Richard Day, product manager, Epson America.

The firm is currently hosting its Red Sea competition, which invites photographers to submit images of marine life.

Posted by Johnny McMaster.

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