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12/09/2008 02:38:23 PM · #1
So I had someone express interest in getting some of my work printed as a poster. My first advice was to have them just take the digital image somewhere professional....after that....is there anything I'd need to do to the photo before hand? Does anyone have a favorite place online for getting stuff printed? I finally broke down and bought a photo printer, so I never actually got around to trying online places out. Thanks.

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12/09/2008 02:40:16 PM · #2
By "printed" do you mean one (or several) photographic enlargements, or hundreds/thousands of copies printed by traditional offset or digital press methods?

You best bet is to get specifications directly from the facility where the actual printing takes place.

Message edited by author 2008-12-09 14:41:16.
12/09/2008 02:44:24 PM · #3
Sorry, I should have clarified, printed as a poster (as in just one or two). Since the person is in a different town and I am not familiar with the printers local to there I was just trying to make sure I'm not messing up something simple.
12/09/2008 02:47:43 PM · #4
for all my 4x6 prints I only use //www.snapfish.com I love them because you can get a bunch of free prints plus coupon codes you find on the net help out....

For my enlargements (posters) I used //www.elcocolor.com/poster_special.htm or //www.jumbogiant.com for my panoramas and then I can have them shipped to me or whom ever

if its something small like an 8x10 or just something I need fast I i use //www.adoramapix.com because I can just walk their and pick them up but they also do shipping

all above are great never had a problem

Message edited by author 2008-12-09 14:48:35.
12/09/2008 02:49:44 PM · #5
I would set up a Photoshop (or whatever) file at the desired output size at 300dpi, then place/import your image and adjust as desired. I usually put a moderate border and a title on mine, enough to bring them up to a standard print size without cropping. If someone chooses to frame it with a mat, they can easily cover the type if desired -- see (almost all of) my photos at my DPC Prints gallery for examples.
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