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Wall Graphic Resolution & Installation

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by TechnaPrint, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. TechnaPrint

    TechnaPrint New Member

    Apr 21, 2011
    Eugene, OR
    We're relatively new to the sign business and just landed our first wall graphics jobs. The first is a painted sheet rock wall with a medium sprayed texture, the other is a concrete beam that is relatively smooth except for some concrete form recesses that will need to be grouted. 2 Questions....

    #1. I've been told that on this type of image we'll want resolution set to 150dpi at actual size. Is this appropriate for a 13' x 7 1/2' graphic? Do you simply re-size (interpolate) this up in Photoshop to get to that resolution? Any tips on the artwork side of this?

    #2. I just went and tested the two different surfaces this morning at the site. It looks like 3M Controltac Graphic Film IJ180-10 will be a good fit. It will be printed on an Epson GS6000 and finished with their matte 8520 laminate. The other job in addition to the one above is a painted concrete beam. 34" x 40' x 2 sides. We are definitely going to have to panel the 13' x 7 1/2' job--I'm thinking one vertical right down the middle. On the other, I'm thinking of 4) 34" x 10' sections per side of the beam to make the material a bit easier to handle. Any thoughts on this strategy? Should these be butt-fit or should we allow for a little overlap?

    Any other words of wisdom to help this project along? Many thanks!

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