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Discussion in 'Adobe' started by Mikeifg, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Mikeifg

    Mikeifg Active Member

    Jun 6, 2007
    I have a file in photoshop from a customer that ,s 1/10th scale and it's 520MB. I need to scale this image and run it thru flexi rip to print. It's basically going to be a 40' trailer wrap. How do I resize this so I don't lose the high resolution and not take over an hour to rip one panel.

  2. SignBurst PCs

    SignBurst PCs Very Active Member

    You can flatten it, if it is still in layers. That will decrease the size.

    If it is already flat, then hopefully it is at 720ppi resolution.

    If it is, you can just scale it to 1000% in Flexi, RIP, and print!

    As far as the time is takes to RIP, that depends on the computer and RIP software.
  3. Mikeifg

    Mikeifg Active Member

    Jun 6, 2007
    They have it scaled at 300ppi and it's a really high resolution photo. It just bogs down my rip when I'm only printing the layout at 30" x 8"
  4. SignBurst PCs

    SignBurst PCs Very Active Member

    They have it setup at 300ppi and it is at 1/10th scale?

    That is not going too look to hot. That's 30ppi at full scale.

    On the RIP-side, I would guess that you are over-taxing your RIP PC. I can't be positive as I don't know what the setup of your RIP PC is, but that is my gut feeling.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2009
  5. ZacCarter

    ZacCarter Member

    Nov 14, 2008
    knoxville, tn
    Use tiles, and Signburst is right 30dpi is going to look like crap.
  6. visualeyez

    visualeyez Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    I would split this into ten 4' wide by trailor height panels. Open the file in photoshop. Go to Image menu > Image size: Now resize the document size to 1000% with the "resample image" box UNCHECKED.
    This should give you your full image at scale with 30 Ppi. Now you want to use the ruler ( Ctrl + r to show/hide) and drag your guidelines out (click and drag from the left ruler area) and place them every 48" and every 48.25". Additional note: The Tab key will quickly show/hide all of your menus, and CTRL + or - will quickly zoom in and out. This will set up all of your panels with thier 1/4" overlap. This is where I save the file. I them crop the image down to each panel ONE at a time, and save it with name and number ( 1-10 ). Each file (saved as a medium quality jpeg with Adobe RGB color profile) is then upscaled 200%, which gives a final PPI of 70, which is acceptable for wrap standards. Print and Install.

    Your welcome.
  7. Checkers

    Checkers Very Active Member

    Jul 24, 2003
    Crop the image in photoshop or get a good RIP computer from Casey.

  8. luggnut

    luggnut Very Active Member

    what kind of file is it EPS, psd , jpg? there was a question on here yesterday or before about a wrap file built in flexi that was a combo of rasters and vectors and lens effects. most people do wraps entirely in PS the flatten the file to a tiff or jpg to send to the RIP. it results in a smaller file (i use JPG)

    i had a file sent to me from a national manufacturer for a 38' trailer wrap... it was saved as a eps. it had rasters and vectors combined. but even at the huge file size (both sides together totaled 800mb+) the rasters were of terrible quality. so i basically redid it PS at 72ppi and it came out great.
    saved them as jpgs about 20mb each

    Attached Files:

  9. DigitalBBQ

    DigitalBBQ Member

    Oct 11, 2008
    Englarge THIS!

    Do you photoshop in 1/10th scale, at 800 dpi.
    and us photozoom pro to enlarge, it has better enlargment engine than photoshop! Try it ! You will be glad you did.

    It can be install on photoshop as EXPORT tool, so you can alway output your hi resolution 1/10 into whatever size you need with sharper image.

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