!) Don't use FW for large, high res print work 9or arguably, print work in general). Use Photoshop.
2)You're way outside the limits for canvas size/resolution in Fireworks. Those measurements produce a file containing over 30,000 pixels - over 2 GB in file size. FW is meant for screen work, not high res print work such as this. Even PS coughed up a warning message when I tried to create this dimension.
3)FIreworks has a canvas limit for new documents of 6000 x 6000 pixels. This file you are trying to create is 54000 x 15000 pixels
Thank you for your reply.
Unfortunately, I don't have Photoshop, and I'm a student, so I can't really afford to buy it either.
Is there absolutely no way what-so-ever that this can be done in Fireworks? Is there anything I can save it as that the print people would then be able to upscale themselves?
Nope. FIreworks is a screen graphics application, not a print graphics application. It's not designed or optimized to handle files that large.
Not to mention the fact that Fireworks does not work with color profiles or four color separations.
If you're a student, why not just go to a lab in your school and do this?
I'm at University, and only people on particular related courses are allowed access to and to use the graphic design equipment and programs unfortunately.
Do you know of anyone, or any service, that might upscale this for me to a printable resolution? I have all the artwork ready, I just need it upscaled to a printable resolution.
You might check out Inkscape (http://inkscape.org/). It's a freeware vector drawing program. Because it's vector-, rather than pixel-based, it shouldn't complain about the dimensions. You can save to .eps, which I expect most print shops can handle. It's worth a try, anyway, as the price is within budget.