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printing a 30 foot wrap

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Zambookajoe, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. Zambookajoe

    Zambookajoe Member

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    Ok this is my first big run with my new jv33, im printing a 10foot by 30foot full print, my problem is I have my design made at half scale 300dpi when I want to save it as a tiff file it says some tiif viewers might have a problem with this file and when I try to put it in Rasterlink there is no image.

    what should I do, tried saving it as an other format but it will only let me save as a PSB, Raw or Tiff but Tiff wont work

    the file as 2.8gigs, should I go down on the dpi

    the trailer is all striping no images and one logo

    Mitch
     
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  2. Ski Sign

    Ski Sign New Member

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    Are you using photoshop? Save it as a jpg, 150 dpi, max, setting '10' in the jpg save dialog box that pops up. That setting is visually indistinguiashable from the max setting. This works well enough for 4'x8' photo panels that we do all the time, it ought to work work equally as well for stripes and a logo, even at that size. Better yet, save at a few different resolutions, and test print a strip of the final print that includes stripes and part of the logo to see if it is acceptable resolution. You may even be able to go lower res than 150. Hope that helps. We have the JV33-130, but RIP through Wasatch, so I don't know the deal w Rasterlink. Also it seems to me that something that is only stripes and a logo could be done and saved as vector artwork. Is this a possibility? This will make a vastly smaller file than what you have w your tiff image.
     
  3. Cmind335

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    It all boils down to what software you're using to create the artwork. I use Corel (mostly) nad I've printed wraps that big at 60dpi JPEG and look great. I also agree with "Ski Sign", if you can go vector that's the way to go.
     
  4. thewood

    thewood Very Active Member

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    Keep the design vector if possible. Also, it sounds like you need to flatten your image prior to saving. Then you should have more export choices.

    Half scale at 300 ppi is probably overkill. 72ppi at full size should be fine.
     
  5. Zambookajoe

    Zambookajoe Member

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    I down sized the file at 1.1 gigs or so and exported as a tiff, and its printing right now seems fine, I guess Ive been printing other stuff at too high resolution. Lol oh well
     
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