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Render for large print size..
show user profile  ScotlandDave
I have a client who at first came to me and said we need you to provide images to be printed at A0 size.

Client then gets back and says btw here are the sizes - around 100x140 inches - which is wayy larger than A0..

I don`t have a huge amount of experience with printing - do i have to render at 300dpi ( pretty massive render )? Any other hints or relevant advise?

*mumbles something insulting about clients

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10/11/2011 4:09:39 PM (last edit: 10/11/2011 4:09:39 PM)
show user profile  Dave
Have you tried emailing them back and saying that 100x140" is not A0?

As for DPI... I'm certainly no expert... but yes, you'll want MOAR pixels on a giant print.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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10/11/2011 4:40:52 PM (last edit: 10/11/2011 4:40:52 PM)
show user profile  Westcoast13
I'd say you need to know what the print is being used for. 100in is 2.5m in terms i can visualise(!), which is massive, ie billboard size! You could get away with 30dpi for that kind of thing. Its dependant on viewing distance really.

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10/11/2011 4:48:05 PM (last edit: 10/11/2011 4:48:05 PM)
show user profile  zeefusion
Larger prints can get away with less DPI because you usually are not stood right up close to them.

For that size you could easily get away with 150 DPI or even lower. There was a guide somewhere on the net for DPI and viewing distance I will try and find it.

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10/11/2011 4:48:21 PM (last edit: 10/11/2011 4:48:53 PM)
show user profile  Westcoast13
See, what he said. ;)

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10/11/2011 4:48:46 PM (last edit: 10/11/2011 4:48:46 PM)
show user profile  zeefusion

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10/11/2011 4:52:26 PM (last edit: 10/11/2011 4:52:26 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Thanks chaps.

They`ll basically be going into an office ( the walls i think, posters in effect i *think* ).

I`ve just asked the chat operator on a printers website who said 100dpi is fine, which confirms what you guys have said. Only thing i`m thinking is if it`s in an office, it`s quite close proximity, so..

Still waiting on confirmation from client about sizes etc.

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10/11/2011 4:52:39 PM (last edit: 10/11/2011 4:52:39 PM)
show user profile  Westcoast13
Might be worth rendering an A4 section at 100dpi and printing it out yourself. I know that clients of mine have been quite happy with 100dpi res for prints when time is tight.

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10/11/2011 4:53:34 PM (last edit: 10/11/2011 4:53:44 PM)
show user profile  chillywilson
Ask them who is their printer. Call up the printer because when I do billboard for clients they don't understand that every printer has a different formula. Some are every 1/2 inch equals 1 foot at 24 dpi.
Always call the printer
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10/11/2011 5:07:38 PM (last edit: 10/11/2011 5:07:38 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Cheers guys - will update on how i get on :)

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10/11/2011 5:33:30 PM (last edit: 10/11/2011 5:33:30 PM)
show user profile  Kajico
Agreed, talk to the printer. You can also getaway with 100/125dpi render upsized to 150dpi if you want to save an extra couple of hours on render time.

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10/11/2011 5:40:46 PM (last edit: 10/11/2011 5:40:46 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
Chilly FTW.

I do duratrans and wallpaper for stations all the time, VARIES based on the actual printer (company doing printer)....medium,...etc.

In order to do the best job, MUST get specs from the company doing the printing.

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10/11/2011 10:58:21 PM (last edit: 10/11/2011 10:58:21 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Thanks Doctor.

As suggested i`ve got info from the printers - so printing A0 size @ 150dpi ( about 5kx7k pixels ).

Turns out the client made a `mistake` and put inches instead of centimetres! Clients, who needs them :/

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10/13/2011 8:15:35 PM (last edit: 10/13/2011 8:15:35 PM)
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