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Urgent Print Question

Dec 19, 2012 11:43 AM

Tags: #print

Hello Everyone,


I need help, fast.

I am begining work on a file that is supose to be W-600cm x H-150cm.

My question is what DPI per cm must I choose ?


I have been working with business cards and other small designs on 250 DPI, but never on such a large file.

I want the quality of the design to be great, what is the best DPI for such a large size ?




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    Dec 19, 2012 11:47 AM   in reply to AuditoreDeFirenze

    Depends mostly on 2 factors


    1. the print process used
    2. How far away is the viewing distance


    Best to ask that question of your printer, they will glady give you an answer. Vinyl banners are about that size we have done at 100 dpi, but they hang high on a building.

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    Dec 19, 2012 11:57 AM   in reply to AuditoreDeFirenze

    I don't know if this will help, but HERE is a good article on resolution and viewing disatnce. Though it is aimed more at the high-end art print field.

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    Dec 19, 2012 12:07 PM   in reply to AuditoreDeFirenze

    Yep, billboards are usually at 30dpi or even lower when viewing distances are longer.  Look at a bllboard up close and you can't even resolve the image often the dots are so large.  If your design is for that kind of application you really don't need to be at 60dpi

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