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    Default Best large print for exhibition?

    Hello guys, I'll be having my debut exhibition next Feb.
    I am however, clueless about the typical requirements of large format printings.

    Usually, what is the most optimal/standard size / paper quality etc to note?

    Considering that some of my works are square-cropped, i would like to know if such services are offered.

    I am also thinking of just having mountings instead of framings.

    Any directions on affordable and trusted services offered around would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by velasco View Post
    Hello guys, I'll be having my debut exhibition next Feb.
    I am however, clueless about the typical requirements of large format printings.

    Usually, what is the most optimal/standard size / paper quality etc to note?

    Considering that some of my works are square-cropped, i would like to know if such services are offered.

    I am also thinking of just having mountings instead of framings.

    Any directions on affordable and trusted services offered around would be appreciated.
    waaah grats on the exhibition. where is it at.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by velasco View Post
    Hello guys, I'll be having my debut exhibition next Feb.
    I am however, clueless about the typical requirements of large format printings.

    Usually, what is the most optimal/standard size / paper quality etc to note?

    Considering that some of my works are square-cropped, i would like to know if such services are offered.

    I am also thinking of just having mountings instead of framings.

    Any directions on affordable and trusted services offered around would be appreciated.
    Firstly Congratulation

    I may be of help in giving you some suggestions for your exhibition.

    Budget for Printing , Logistic required for displaying and promotional materials as hand outs for your visitors.

    The budget set aside for prints varies on output. While one could find affordable prints at shops which caters for art students, these prints are made affordable for student projects for a minimum sum due to the alternatives used as mediums. Resulting in a short shelf life ( Perfect for projects which do not require a long shelf life ) Slight tonal curve inaccuracies from your source.

    Gallery prints the latter would be made with original inks and papers ( mostly semi gloss and matte offered ) are made to last between 10 to 100 years or more.

    Mountings are my favorite subject. Go wild and create if the gallery and space allowed you to. Different galleries varies in restrictions and limitations , do check with the coordinator .

    Alternatively , you could choose arcylic sheets as frames to hold one ( if its a large print ) or a row of smaller prints . A thin wire cable would suffice to secure the frames from ceiling to ground with wire grips.

    Do drop me a pm if you need help in sourcing the vendors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eleveninth View Post
    waaah grats on the exhibition. where is it at.?
    thanks bro. It's at Asian Civilisatin Museum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Painting with light View Post
    Firstly Congratulation

    I may be of help in giving you some suggestions for your exhibition.

    Budget for Printing , Logistic required for displaying and promotional materials as hand outs for your visitors.

    The budget set aside for prints varies on output. While one could find affordable prints at shops which caters for art students, these prints are made affordable for student projects for a minimum sum due to the alternatives used as mediums. Resulting in a short shelf life ( Perfect for projects which do not require a long shelf life ) Slight tonal curve inaccuracies from your source.

    Gallery prints the latter would be made with original inks and papers ( mostly semi gloss and matte offered ) are made to last between 10 to 100 years or more.

    Mountings are my favorite subject. Go wild and create if the gallery and space allowed you to. Different galleries varies in restrictions and limitations , do check with the coordinator .

    Alternatively , you could choose arcylic sheets as frames to hold one ( if its a large print ) or a row of smaller prints . A thin wire cable would suffice to secure the frames from ceiling to ground with wire grips.

    Do drop me a pm if you need help in sourcing the vendors.

    wow i really appreciate your time and effort to spare me some pointers. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by velasco

    thanks bro. It's at Asian Civilisatin Museum.

    http://www.facebook.com/nooriskandar...52262124819482

    wow i really appreciate your time and effort to spare me some pointers. Thanks
    Cant see bro, only for friends?

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    Default Re: Best large print for exhibition?

    oh no,there is an urgent problem.

    the printing guys feel the images are too low-quality for large printing.

    Does anyone know of services provided that can do wonders with a 12.1mp photo to print to at least A3 sizes?

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    Default Re: Best large print for exhibition?

    Quote Originally Posted by velasco View Post
    oh no,there is an urgent problem.

    the printing guys feel the images are too low-quality for large printing.

    Does anyone know of services provided that can do wonders with a 12.1mp photo to print to at least A3 sizes?
    it shldnt be a problem. i think i'm only a 100-150 dpi resolution. tell them to push it...

    i think i'm a 12 mp, 450d + cropped image. i pushed a 6 mp image to print a2 size also. the quality difference isnt too much until i cant differentiate lar. unless u peep...

    so yea. its possible. tell those guys to drop the dpi...

    but i'm just a normal guy, so quality doesnt exactly matter when i print for sch based exhibition.

    check with clown. he shld be more experienced

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    Hi,

    Dont mind if i hitch a ride on this thread? Mods if need be please help me to move this to an appropriate thread or adivise on which thread i should move to. Cheers.

    This is gonna be a long question.

    I need to print my photos to canvas and need some help on the resolution and dpi bit...

    Here is the info as follows...

    1) I use a 5d mkii so the Pixel Dimensions: 3744 x 5616, Document size: 52" x 78" and Res : 72 dpi
    2) I need to print onto a canvas with dimensions 24" x 36"

    So the question is:

    a) at 72 dpi with a 52" x 78" seems to more than enuf right?
    b) or should i change it to 300dpi? which if i dont resample gives me a 12" x 18" document size, which would it be able to print on the 24" x 36"??
    c) or should i resample, change dpi to 300 AND THEN change document size to 24" x 36"
    d) or should i change the dpi to 300 and dont do anything else.. but have a file size that is 1Gb plus...

    thanks for reading.. and much appreciated for any help...
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    Quote Originally Posted by biggorilla View Post
    Hi,

    Dont mind if i hitch a ride on this thread? Mods if need be please help me to move this to an appropriate thread or adivise on which thread i should move to. Cheers.

    This is gonna be a long question.

    I need to print my photos to canvas and need some help on the resolution and dpi bit...

    Here is the info as follows...

    1) I use a 5d mkii so the Pixel Dimensions: 3744 x 5616, Document size: 52" x 78" and Res : 72 dpi
    2) I need to print onto a canvas with dimensions 24" x 36"

    So the question is:

    a) at 72 dpi with a 52" x 78" seems to more than enuf right?
    b) or should i change it to 300dpi? which if i dont resample gives me a 12" x 18" document size, which would it be able to print on the 24" x 36"??
    c) or should i resample, change dpi to 300 AND THEN change document size to 24" x 36"
    d) or should i change the dpi to 300 and dont do anything else.. but have a file size that is 1Gb plus...

    thanks for reading.. and much appreciated for any help...
    don't bother about the 72ppi thingy, that is screen resolution, don't get confuse by that.

    AFAIK, canvas print only need 150ppi, but please check with your vendor to confirm this.

    you have a image size of 3744 pixel x 5616 pixel, if print at 150ppi, you can get 24.96" by 37.44" canvas print

    lab print need 300ppi, some places accept 240ppi, if you print the same image file at 300ppi you can get 12.48" by 18.72 lab print.

    you can interpolate the image file to a large size, it only preventing pixelation but will not adding in any details.

    one last thing, you don't really need to change the resolution to 300ppi to whatever ppi, that is for your calculation. as long you have the right pixel size you need for the printing resolution you need.

    So you only need to open up this image, do whatever editing you need, crop the image in to 3600 pixel by 5400 pixel, save a copy of highest quality jpg and send it out for a canvas print, don't need to bother whether it is in 72ppi, or 150ppi or 300ppi, cos you already have the right pixel size you need. just remember to tell them what canvas size you want.

    by the way, I not sure what types of canvas print you want, you need to check with your vendor do they need some extra bleeding space or any other type of requirements.

    hope this help.
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