View Full Version : Graphics/printing help
05-20-2005, 09:14 AM
OK, all you designers out there -
What's the best way to print a graphic to an exact (non-standard) size?
I have a book cover that I want to make a copy of, but it's too big to print on standard paper (larger than 11x17). I have a big 'ol inkjet plotter that I can use (with 42" wide paper roll), but I want to be able to print it to be the same size as the original.
I have a high resolution scan (300dpi) that I'm working with - what's a good app to specify the exact print dimensions?
05-20-2005, 01:12 PM
let me get my gf to help ya...
05-20-2005, 04:03 PM
Photoshop. Go to Image Size under the Image menu. There you will see the option for document size.
05-20-2005, 07:58 PM
you can also scale to fit in photoshops print options. this may cause some text to be fuzzy, so preview it before you print it. is the text small? if its too small, it may blur up.
05-21-2005, 10:48 AM
yup photoshop. but if it has any text on it, i would recommend adding the text in illustrator to avoid it getting pixelated. that is, if you can modify the graphic. if its just a flattened image that you cant edit, then you might as well go straight from photoshop.
05-21-2005, 01:56 PM
At 300 dpi he should be ok with text and rasterized images, even if he goes a little larger.
05-22-2005, 12:56 AM
We'll it really dependson the size of your book. You shouldn't go any lower then 300dpi on the resolution of the image. Though you can go higher on the res if you want the size doesn't change when you put it through print. You can adjust them in tool bar when you click on IMAGE and under image size make the adjustment there. The higher the resolution the better quality the print willl be. If you're afraid that the text will not come out as crisp, what you can do is embedd the text or convert it to image. However, adobe photoshop are mainly used for image correction or manipulation, if you want crisp text then stick with Illustrator program. Hope that help.
05-23-2005, 04:30 AM
Great - thanks, everyone. I'll start playing around with it & see what I come up with.
05-23-2005, 08:32 AM
do what my gf says :gle: :eek3:
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