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Page size for a poster

Feb 7, 2007 4:26 AM

This is a very simple question.

I want to create a printable A4 & A3 poster. What document size should I set in Fireworks?

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    Feb 7, 2007 4:42 AM   in reply to hasanali00
    On Wed, 07 Feb 2007 15:26:44 +0300, hasanali00
    <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote:

    > This is a very simple question.
    >
    > I want to create a printable A4 & A3 poster. What document size should
    > I set in Fireworks?

    1) Specify image size as needed, in inches.

    2) Specify resolution like 200 pixels per inch. For A3, probably even
    smaller value (like 150 ppi) will do, since bigger posters are normally
    viewed from bigger distance.

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    Feb 7, 2007 4:58 AM   in reply to hasanali00
    hasanali00 wrote:
    > This is a very simple question.
    >
    > I want to create a printable A4 & A3 poster. What document size should I set in Fireworks?

    The very simple answer is don't use Fireworks for this. That's not the
    kind of work it was designed for. Fireworks is a screen graphics based
    application. It is not suitable for print work for a variety of reasons.


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    Feb 7, 2007 5:18 AM   in reply to hasanali00
    For commercial printing I agree, but I have recently had some excellent
    success creating photographic posters and sending them to a photo lab
    for reproduction. As photo labs accept jpg files without question, your
    only real limitations are the maximum enlargement size available from
    the lab, and the amount of resources you have for Fireworks to process
    the hi-res image. Even there, I have found a workaround by importing
    hi-res images into the a low-res document, converting them to symbols
    and then scaling the instances to work at the low-res size. This lets me
    work quickly. When my design is complete, I convert the file to a 300
    ppi image at the right dimensions (for one lab, that is 12x18 inches),
    and send the new jpeg file to the lab. Because the symbols are
    technically hi-res files, the upsampling does not affect the quality of
    the photos.

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    Stéphane Bergeron wrote:
    > hasanali00 wrote:
    >> This is a very simple question.
    >> I want to create a printable A4 & A3 poster. What document size
    >> should I set in Fireworks?
    >
    > The very simple answer is don't use Fireworks for this. That's not the
    > kind of work it was designed for. Fireworks is a screen graphics based
    > application. It is not suitable for print work for a variety of reasons.
    >
    >
     
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    Feb 7, 2007 6:56 AM   in reply to hasanali00
    I agree Jim and I read and enjoyed your tutorial in CMX. I don't use FWs for
    printing, because as you point out in the article, the cost of the ink and
    high quality paper just doesn't make it economic, but that doesn't mean you
    can't do it. I have successfully printed an A3 size photograph from FWs.

    My local photolab actually specifies that they require the image in an RGB
    format.

    Peter
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    "Jim Babbage" <jbabbage@newmediaservices.ca> wrote in message
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    | For commercial printing I agree, but I have recently had some excellent
    | success creating photographic posters and sending them to a photo lab
    | for reproduction. As photo labs accept jpg files without question, your
    | only real limitations are the maximum enlargement size available from
    | the lab, and the amount of resources you have for Fireworks to process
    | the hi-res image. Even there, I have found a workaround by importing
    | hi-res images into the a low-res document, converting them to symbols
    | and then scaling the instances to work at the low-res size. This lets me
    | work quickly. When my design is complete, I convert the file to a 300
    | ppi image at the right dimensions (for one lab, that is 12x18 inches),
    | and send the new jpeg file to the lab. Because the symbols are
    | technically hi-res files, the upsampling does not affect the quality of
    | the photos.
    |
    | --
    | Jim Babbage - .:Community MX:. & .:Adobe Community Expert:.
    | Extending Knowledge, Daily
    | http://www.communityMX.com/
    | CommunityMX - Free Resources:
    | http://www.communitymx.com/free.cfm
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    | .:Adobe Community Expert for Fireworks:.
    | news://forums.macromedia.com/macromedia.fireworks
    | news://forums.macromedia.com/macromedia.dreamweaver
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    | Stéphane Bergeron wrote:
    | > hasanali00 wrote:
    | >> This is a very simple question.
    | >> I want to create a printable A4 & A3 poster. What document size
    | >> should I set in Fireworks?
    | >
    | > The very simple answer is don't use Fireworks for this. That's not the
    | > kind of work it was designed for. Fireworks is a screen graphics based
    | > application. It is not suitable for print work for a variety of reasons.
    | >
    | >


     
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    Feb 7, 2007 7:13 AM   in reply to hasanali00
    On Wed, 07 Feb 2007 16:18:44 +0300, Jim Babbage
    <jbabbage@newmediaservices.ca> wrote:

    > For commercial printing I agree, but I have recently had some excellent
    > success creating photographic posters and sending them to a photo lab
    > for reproduction.

    I must admit one of my friends did "commercial printing" with FW once. It
    was ketchup labels where clients wanted colors all red and saturated, and
    bevels within ketchup spots :-) The print wasn't supposed to be fine art,
    and FW document drawn within a couple of minutes appeared to be good
    enough :-)

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    Feb 7, 2007 8:59 AM   in reply to hasanali00
    Thanks Peter! It was a fun article to write. ALwasy neat to see how one
    can bend the rules. :-)

    Jim

    PJR wrote:
    > I agree Jim and I read and enjoyed your tutorial in CMX. I don't use FWs for
    > printing, because as you point out in the article, the cost of the ink and
    > high quality paper just doesn't make it economic, but that doesn't mean you
    > can't do it. I have successfully printed an A3 size photograph from FWs.
    >
    > My local photolab actually specifies that they require the image in an RGB
    > format.
    >
    > Peter
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    > "Jim Babbage" <jbabbage@newmediaservices.ca> wrote in message
    > news:eqcjjl$rgu$1@forums.macromedia.com...
    > | For commercial printing I agree, but I have recently had some excellent
    > | success creating photographic posters and sending them to a photo lab
    > | for reproduction. As photo labs accept jpg files without question, your
    > | only real limitations are the maximum enlargement size available from
    > | the lab, and the amount of resources you have for Fireworks to process
    > | the hi-res image. Even there, I have found a workaround by importing
    > | hi-res images into the a low-res document, converting them to symbols
    > | and then scaling the instances to work at the low-res size. This lets me
    > | work quickly. When my design is complete, I convert the file to a 300
    > | ppi image at the right dimensions (for one lab, that is 12x18 inches),
    > | and send the new jpeg file to the lab. Because the symbols are
    > | technically hi-res files, the upsampling does not affect the quality of
    > | the photos.
    > |
    > | --
    > | Jim Babbage - .:Community MX:. & .:Adobe Community Expert:.
    > | Extending Knowledge, Daily
    > | http://www.communityMX.com/
    > | CommunityMX - Free Resources:
    > | http://www.communitymx.com/free.cfm
    > | ---
    > | .:Adobe Community Expert for Fireworks:.
    > | news://forums.macromedia.com/macromedia.fireworks
    > | news://forums.macromedia.com/macromedia.dreamweaver
    > |
    > | Stéphane Bergeron wrote:
    > | > hasanali00 wrote:
    > | >> This is a very simple question.
    > | >> I want to create a printable A4 & A3 poster. What document size
    > | >> should I set in Fireworks?
    > | >
    > | > The very simple answer is don't use Fireworks for this. That's not the
    > | > kind of work it was designed for. Fireworks is a screen graphics based
    > | > application. It is not suitable for print work for a variety of reasons.
    > | >
    > | >
    >
    >
     
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