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Printing services and image size

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Posted: 16-03-2014 11:34
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Outline of popular sizes and how your image will best suit a size for good repoduction.

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Printing Services

As of 2010 MyChoice has added new equipment for custom printing of flat substrates with UV Cured Pigmented ink

Colour printing on rigid and flexible materials
Timber, Acrylic, Glass, Stone, Tile, Boards, Metal, Fabric, Canvas,
Golf balls, Hockey balls, etc.

UV Cured Pigment based Colour ( CMYK ) printing with White ink option 

Being true pigment based inks in UV cured resin, the resulting images have excellent life both indoors and in exterior applications.

Any size up to 900 x 1200 mm ( Materials up to 100 mm thickness )

  • Quantites from 1 off to multiple
  • Serial numbering,
  • Tags, Signs, Instruction panels, Membranes for control panels,
  • Printed and laser cut to any design and shape.

Laser engraving and cutting with colour print

  • Shape cutouts of printed designs
  • colour printing in engraved areas

In case of colour printing most times you will upload an image or images to be printed
A guide to assist with how your photo or image will print to maximum size the following is guide

 Megapixels vs Ideal print size

 Megapixels Pixel Resolution  File Size 
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 Print size @ 300 ppi Print Size @ 200 ppi  Print Size @ 150 ppi Print Size @ 72 ppi 
 3  2048 x 1536  9mb 173 x 130 mm 
6.82" x 5.12"
260 x 195 mm
10.24" x 7.68"
346 x 260 mm
13.64" x 10.24"
723 x 542 mm
28.45" x 21.33"
 4  2464 x 1632  11.5mb  209 x 138 mm
8.21" x 5.44"
313 x 207 mm
12.32" x 8.16"
418 x 276 mm
16.24" x 10.88"
869 x 576 mm
34.22" x 22.67"
 6  3008 x 2000  17.2mb  255 x 169 mm
10.02" x 6.67"
382 x 254 mm
15.04" x 10"
510 x 338 mm
20.04 x 13.34"
1061 x 706 mm
41.78" x 27.78"
 8  3264 x 2448  22.9mb  276 x 207 mm
10.88" x 8.16"
415 x 311 mm
16.32" x 12.24"
552 x 414 mm
21.76" x 16.32"
1151 x 864 mm
45.33" x 34"
12 4256 x 2832 34.4 mb 362 mm x 240 mm
14.22" x 9.44"
540 x 360 mm
21.28" x  14.16"
724 x 480 mm
28.44" x 18.88"
1501 x 999 mm
59.11" x 39.33"

ppi = pixels per inch
Typical Resolution. Actual pixel dimensions vary from camera to camera.

How big can I go with this image?

You can go as big as you like, but the resolution (amount of information) will determine how far back from the print you need to view it for it to look as you expect. 
It is a difficult question to answer as the subject of the image can also affect how large you can print it before it starts to visibly deteriorate in quality. 
For prints around A2 (16"x24") or smaller, anything between 150 and 300dpi is best. The higher the better. 
For larger prints, 150dpi is recommended, but 72-80 dpi is usually more than adequate for large backgrounds.

 

Cropping of images

Cropping will often improve the subject matter,
keep in mind this will reduce pixels in photo thus reducing Ideal print size

 

Standard Paper sizes

A6
105 x 148 mm
4.1 x 5.8 in
A5
148 x 210 mm
5.8 x 8.3 in
A4
210 x 297 mm
8.3 x 11.7 in
A3
297 x 420 mm
11.7 x 16.5 in
A2
420 x 594 mm
16.5 x 23.4 in
A1
594 x 841 mm
23.4 x 33.5 in
A0
841 x 1189 mm
33.5 x 47.5 in

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