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Designing for large format


Jordan

Active Member
#1
Hi everyone

I am currently working with a company designing all their advertising. One thing they have requested is a design for a trailer which is 12ft x 8ft having never designed for large format before just looking for some advice.

I am assuming that the design would be done scaled down and the blown up by the printing company? just wondering about the images, the ones I have are 300 dpi and could be blown up without losing too much detail?

Any advice on best practices and experience would be greatly appreciated.
 
#2
From past experience most large format printers will ask for it quarter size

So if you set up the artwork 3ft x 2ft at 300dpi for quarter. once its blown up to full size it will be fine.

Bare in mind finished print quality on large formats vary from between 75 - 150dpi i would check with the printer.

Keep all text as vector and outline, and probably embed any images.


Think thats it. :nod:
 
#3
As a guideline for resizing upwards, You're safe at a threshold of 150% the size of the image, once you start to go beyond that point the loss of quality is going to be easier to spot.