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My pleasure, Keith. Let us know how you get on! PS Don't forget to view the test prints from a fair distance away to get an accurate idea of what normal viewers will see. John

Added: 20/12/2010 - 8:39 PM | Last Replied: 04/01/2011 - 1:40 PM
Forum: Printing

Let's hope that Chromagene do a better job on digi files than they did on my slides a few years ago. They sliced straight through all 36 of them from a foreign shoot making them unusable.They didn't want to know until I got the BFP involved. Phil.

Added: 14/06/2006 - 10:50 AM | Last Replied: 14/06/2006 - 12:32 PM
Forum: General Photography discussion

When enlarging have you used the `increse image size` in photoshop? for large prints you get better results than just printing larger(stretching) i enlarged a pic from my 20-d to about 60"*70" then printed out an A4 section and was amased with the results for big images i was advised to increase 20% at a time to get the best result

Added: 06/03/2006 - 1:02 AM | Last Replied: 06/03/2006 - 5:24 AM
Forum: Digital cameras
Replies: 14

print sizing

I agree that A3 is about as far as I would push that file size. I have printed at 2 meteres off 12m images with suprisingly good results for display stands - this does depend very much on the quality of the printers, (had terrible results back from cheaper printers with the same images).

Added: 02/03/2005 - 12:42 PM | Last Replied: 03/03/2005 - 10:21 AM
Forum: Taking photos

There is a lot of good feedback. Digressing to D3s (which I have) compared to D4, I bought the D3s within a month of release at 3,400. As an NPS member I could probably get aa D4 within a month - but at around 5,300. There is no doubt the D4 is a better camera - but for me not 50% better - and my D3s makes first class A3 prints :) Where the D800/e cames into my equation (not necessarily an...

Added: 22/04/2012 - 8:42 AM | Last Replied: 27/04/2012 - 10:09 PM
Forum: Nikon Cameras

As long as you view the 180cm x 80cm print from the appropriate distance i.e. several yards away, it should look pretty much the same as a 6" x 4" print up close. This is the key thing. Viewing distance. I used to own a 30D and while A3 was fine and dandy it started to get soft as the necessary interpolation required to get bigger images was applied and they simply wouldn't stand close scrut...

Added: 20/07/2010 - 10:04 PM | Last Replied: 24/07/2010 - 5:05 PM
Forum: General Photography discussion

I've owned a large format printing business in the past, and I call tell you that the minimum resolution you'll get away with is 100dpi at the size it's being printed at. Any less than that and it will start to pixelate, but even so that in itself depends on how far away from the print you intend to view it from. Generally, that larger the print the further away you want to stand = noticing the...

Added: 29/09/2013 - 9:30 PM | Last Replied: 07/10/2013 - 4:52 PM
Forum: Printing

Thanks for the responses. Guess all I have to do now is take a photo worthy of being a poster!

Added: 17/04/2007 - 1:08 PM | Last Replied: 18/04/2007 - 1:27 PM
Forum: Digital cameras

And so to bed! :-))

Added: 11/03/2006 - 8:44 AM | Last Replied: 11/03/2006 - 1:51 PM
Forum: General Photography discussion

I quite regularly print to A3+, both for myself and other people. I've an Epson R1800 that I'm delighted with. I still get a wow factor with an A3+ print that is somehow missing with A4. As already pointed out the size by it's nature limits wall space, so I tend to retire older prints into a large folio. This means that the house decor is constantly updated :O)

Added: 03/12/2005 - 6:56 AM | Last Replied: 04/12/2005 - 12:03 AM
Forum: General Photography discussion

Is it then best to resize after the conversion or lie about the size in that drop down menue (i.e. above 5mp). Have a printer but not of the photo printing variety. Will try out the website. Cheers.

Added: 11/07/2005 - 11:56 AM | Last Replied: 12/07/2005 - 10:16 AM
Forum: General Photography discussion
Replies: 9

Print sizes.

Why not get a cibachrome from BDP photech. they are the best quality and very well pricied. a 12x12 costs 12 and they go up to 60x40 inches.

Added: 12/05/2005 - 2:00 PM | Last Replied: 13/05/2005 - 8:13 AM
Forum: Film cameras

Not done Jessops printing so I may be wrong but this is what I'd do; Ignore the DPI/PPI. Just crop to the image you want printed being careful to avoid cropping in the printing stage. eg for the 6x6 prints, make sure that the crop is actually 1.5 times as wide as it is high so it prints right on 6x9. If you are really bothered, just calculate the number of pixels required at 200 PPI (so...

Added: 20/05/2005 - 10:29 AM | Last Replied: 22/05/2005 - 6:48 PM
Forum: Digital imaging

In terms of pure size and resolution, then idealy you would need 300ppi in a print. Having said that as Joe said 180dpi will give a great result. Just a quick point you can print larger from a good quality file, ie: one with smooth tones and very little noise. This gives a percieved higher quality image. For example a D30 image although having only 3.3mp will print a better image than a Son...

Added: 31/07/2004 - 11:59 PM | Last Replied: 04/08/2004 - 9:43 AM
Forum: Digital cameras
Replies: 4

Print size

Also depends on how it will be printed. If it's through a lab, it may be worth looking at Peak and seeing what file size is required and at what resolution. Professionally in client work I find travel brochures tend to print at 150dpi but something like a jewellry catalogue will use 300dpi. Practically all picture buyers seem to want 300dpi whatever! Ed B

Added: 16/08/2004 - 7:20 PM | Last Replied: 17/08/2004 - 9:27 AM
Forum: Taking photos