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Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Tony Rome, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. Tony Rome

    Tony Rome Active Member

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    I wanted to cover a wall in my living room and it measures 114" x 87" it is very difficult to find the graphic I want, that big. If I bought a design from a vendor online that was...
    3345 x 2675 (8.9 MP)
    11.2 '' x 8.9 '' (300 dpi)

    Would that look terrible to increase to my wall size?
    Thanks.
    Printing on versacamm SP540V thinking of going two horizontal pcs.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. 2CT Media

    2CT Media Very Active Member

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    That becomes 30dpi at your full size... its not going to have any close viewing definition which you would need for a living room wall.
     
  3. Tony Rome

    Tony Rome Active Member

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    OK, I figured I was screwed.
    Thanks.
     
  4. Tony Rome

    Tony Rome Active Member

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    door.jpg

    This was the pic if anyone has a site that may have something close.
    thanks.
     
  5. Bly

    Bly Very Active Member

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    You can never get stock art 150dpi at wall size.
    Depends on the image. That one has little detail anyway.
    Res it up to 72 or 100dpi in photoshop then view at print size.
    I think you'll be surprised.
     
  6. Tony Rome

    Tony Rome Active Member

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    Thanks, I just purchased it, I blew it up (leaving it at 300 DPI) and checked it out in PS and at print size I think it looks pretty great. I am going to crop a portion and test print at actual size.
    Thanks!
     
  7. CES020

    CES020 Very Active Member

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    Many of the software packages that handle things like this (making it larger and not destroying it too bad) have free trials. You could always download the free trial, resize your photo and move on.
     
  8. Tony Rome

    Tony Rome Active Member

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    I am debating, should I laminate? It is for my living room?
    Also, horizontal is the way to go, right? I mean I won't be able to hide the seam(s) either way I just thought horizontal (1 seam) is better than vertical (so close to 2 pcs, but it is 3) not sure which way seam would look less worse on a LR wall.

    Thanks.

    Thanks for the opinions and help!
     
  9. signcrafters london

    signcrafters london Very Active Member

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    Your image reminded me of this one. Maybe you could talk the lady that restored it to come and paint your living room.
     

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  10. bob

    bob Major Contributor

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    11.2 '' x 8.9 '' (300 dpi) should be sufficient for something like PhotoZoom Pro or other good spline fit packages to make it sufficiently large without any pixelization or intolerable edge bloom. Just jacking it up in Adobe isn't close to what these proprietary packages can do.
     
  11. JoshLoring

    JoshLoring Very Active Member

    I print mine at 100dpi full size onto phototex, liquid lam and done. Wall wraps are great!
     
  12. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    :ROFLMAO:

    I think she may be booked doing a restoration of the 08 HOPE poster for 2012....


    wayne k
    guam usa
     
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