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So you just multiply your dimensions in inches by 300, then you can convert it to feet.

(4' by 8') = (48 inches by 96 inches) = (14400px by 28800)

Alternatively, just create the file using actual dimensions in feet and inches and at 300ppi and you should be set.

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Ok, cool thank you for your replies!

So you just multiply your dimensions in inches by 300, then you can convert it to feet.

(4' by 8') = (48 inches by 96 inches) = (14400px by 28800)

Alternatively, just create the file using actual dimensions in feet and inches and at 300ppi and you should be set.

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Paul, do you know how to set bleed in Inkscape by any chance?

I would just add 3mm to each edge, though at that size you might not even need to bother with a bleed. If it doesn't do CMYK colours then I doubt it will support bleed since they're not used for digital work. As for exporting to CMYK, your artwork will be converted before it's printed. The main drawback is the colours won't accurately match so you'll basically be guessing how it's going to come out when printed. I'm happy to convert your PDF to CMYK if needs be.Paul, do you know how to set bleed in Inkscape by any chance?

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Here's a formula I work with regularly for large format - but it only really applies to raster elements (like photos etc)

When working with large format - it's a viewing distance that will determine the DPI/PPI (interchanged them there but doesn't matter for the below)

1/((distance x 0.000291) / 2) = ppi

Seen as you're viewing from

1/((

(You can copy the formula into google to get the equation results.)

In your example it's 8 feet height (96 inches).

You can start a new document at 1/10 that size, that's 9.6 inches.

Your actual document size is now 9.6inches x 4 inches.

The resolution of all your

This is because all your doing is

In a modern day printing workflow flattening is an archaic workflow.

That being said - a lot of large format printers are using older software/rips and hardware - so probably no harm in flattening.

Flattening will depend on the PDF settings applied.

A PDF of settings being PDF 1.4 will flatten - anything above PDF 1.5 will be live transparency.

I've never used Inkscape so not familar with the output settings for PDF.

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I really appreciate all of your help and knowledge. I've been stressing on all of this trying to get somewhere and no answers. So this helps out a bunch!

Here's a formula I work with regularly for large format - but it only really applies to raster elements (like photos etc)

When working with large format - it's a viewing distance that will determine the DPI/PPI (interchanged them there but doesn't matter for the below)

The formula is (working in inches)

If you were to view from 4 feet away

1/((distance x 0.000291) / 2) = ppi

Seen as you're viewing from4 feet away(48 inches)

1/((48x 0.000291) / 2) = 143 ppi for final size

(You can copy the formula into google to get the equation results.)

In your example it's 8 feet height (96 inches).

You can start a new document at 1/10 that size, that's 9.6 inches.

Your actual document size is now 9.6inches x 4 inches.

The resolution of all yourrasterimages that you're using should be placed @ 1430 ppi minimum; at that scale.

This is because all your doing isreducingthedesignsize by 1/10th- and your minimum res for final output is 143 - therefore you should use raster images that are effective ppi of 1430 - when this is increased by a factor of 10 then it will be 143 ppi on final output.

But this is all based on being 4 feet away at viewing distance.

https://books.google.ie/books?id=dRacCgAAQBAJ&pg=PA175&lpg=PA175&dq=0.000291&source=bl&ots=R-pJ_rxfcY&sig=VTc9PSqzZ61tQVtMYqvcUpT02YM&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiOjLmd9N_cAhWSCuwKHe64CEQQ6AEwBnoECAUQAQ#v=onepage&q=0.000291&f=false

It's all very rivetting.

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In a modern day printing workflow flattening is an archaic workflow.

That being said - a lot of large format printers are using older software/rips and hardware - so probably no harm in flattening.

Flattening will depend on the PDF settings applied.

A PDF of settings being PDF 1.4 will flatten - anything above PDF 1.5 will be live transparency.

I've never used Inkscape so not familar with the output settings for PDF.

Thanks for the resources. I'm still kind of confused on it all because I haven't gone to school for any of this but I'll keep reading and working on it.

https://books.google.ie/books?id=dRacCgAAQBAJ&pg=PA175&lpg=PA175&dq=0.000291&source=bl&ots=R-pJ_rxfcY&sig=VTc9PSqzZ61tQVtMYqvcUpT02YM&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiOjLmd9N_cAhWSCuwKHe64CEQQ6AEwBnoECAUQAQ#v=onepage&q=0.000291&f=false

It's all very rivetting.

https://www.amazon.com/Real-World-Adobe-Photoshop-CS/dp/0321245784

http://www.peachpit.com/store/real-world-adobe-illustrator-cs5-9780321713063

https://www.amazon.com/Real-World-Adobe-InDesign-CC/dp/0321930711

These were invaluable to me when starting out.

Lynda.com also has a massive range of online resources.

https://www.lynda.com/Print-Design-training-tutorials/1349-0.html

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Thank you!!!

https://www.amazon.com/Real-World-Adobe-Photoshop-CS/dp/0321245784

http://www.peachpit.com/store/real-world-adobe-illustrator-cs5-9780321713063

https://www.amazon.com/Real-World-Adobe-InDesign-CC/dp/0321930711

These were invaluable to me when starting out.

Lynda.com also has a massive range of online resources.

https://www.lynda.com/Print-Design-training-tutorials/1349-0.html

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