Posted Thu May 30, 2013 5:02AM
I have had a request by one of my regular clients to display one of my yacht photos (not on iStock) in an exclusive show, and they are requesting I send my photo at between 300MB and 500MB in size??? The original image is only 2246x3370 px and they have stated the image will be printed approx 2000mm in width. If I try to enlarge to 2000mm wide in PS, the file looks horrible at 100%!? Any ideas and has anyone had a request like this in the past.
Footnote: I have done some personal printing of a file 5616x3744, and the printer was the one who enlarged the image to print on canvas 1000x1600 and it looks perfect.
Posted Thu May 30, 2013 5:36AM
^ That sounds right to me. Leave the job to the printer.
Posted Thu May 30, 2013 5:43AM
Leave it to the printer, but don't send them a jpeg, try and talk to the printer if you have any questions, and send a full res uncompressed TIFF or PSD. There have been huge advances in digital printing tech over the past few years that have revolutionised and the dark arts of printing.
Posted Sun Jun 2, 2013 11:06AM
I've always left the printer deal with it myself. I usually turn the psd file into a single layer tiff and just give it to them.
You might want to ask them to print a very small picture first, just to make sure you're ok with the colours.