Just thought I’d post a little on resolution as this is quite confusing for some people. I’ve typed some text in Photoshop similar to the size you would find on a logo. It’s actually been typed in 24 pt so is quite large and it has been saved as a .jpeg. We get lots of images coming in that are very small files. These are perfect for viewing on the web but not for turning into an 8’x4’ large format print.
The first image is sized at 6 x 2 cm. Image 2 shows the text doubled (12 x 4 cm) and Image 3 shows the text doubled again (24 x 8 cm).
The next example shows a photograph. The first image is sized at 21 x 22cm, this has been doubled in size and I’ve shown a cropped section to show how this would look printed at double the size 42x44cm. In the final image I’ve taken up the image size to 243 cm equivalent to our 8’ panel. You can clearly see the pixels in the cropped image and how distorted it now looks.
Every photo is different, some enlarge very well if they have been professionally taken. Most good photos will be 300 ppi and have a larger file size. If the file extension is .gif this is usually used for images viewed on the web and you can expect similar results to those above. We always recommend that you go to a professional photographer for your images or a stock image site for the largest file size possible or use a professional vector programme like Illustrator for logos and text.
We’re happy to look at your photos if you have a project in mind and the majority of images from stock sites are suitable for printing large scale.
If you’d like to look at our Acoustic Art Room for inspiration or would like to discuss your printing project, we have a great team who will help you. Please call us for more information on 01952 581340 or visit our website www.acoustafoam.com.