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Printing large posters


#1
I was hoping someone could help. I have to design some large posters for a supermarket. Is there a source where I can use large photos and not pay too much? I use Fotolia but it seems their largest images go up to 10inches and I need at least 1m x 1m. Some are up to £175!

Some help/advice would be greatly appreciated.
 

bigdave

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#4
Would it be out of the question to take your own photos? If you can shoot in RAW you'll get much better results than anything you download.
 
#5
It's also worth checking the resolution you actually need. A 30meg file will res up fine for a large poster - don't forget nobody's going to be standing right next to it. Often, large format stuff isn't printed at 300dpi, but more like 150. Sometimes, you set it up half size or a quarter size and they scale it at the printing stage. Check with the printers.
 

bigdave

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#6
It's also worth checking the resolution you actually need. A 30meg file will res up fine for a large poster - don't forget nobody's going to be standing right next to it. Often, large format stuff isn't printed at 300dpi, but more like 150. Sometimes, you set it up half size or a quarter size and they scale it at the printing stage. Check with the printers.
Find a Londis shop and look at the stuff in their windows.... If its even 150dpi I'd be amazed!!