Prepare & Send Images for Printing
Below you'll find guidelines for preparing your images for printing. Depending on your needs we'll work with you to meet your print requirements, whether it's confirmation of colour on screen at the studio or by making a proof print (additional charges apply). Alternatively, you may provide your own proof print (eg A4 size) that we can check colour against before going ahead with a giclée print, canvas print or acrylic face mounted print.
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HOW DO I PREPARE DIGITAL ARTWORK AND PHOTOS?
Images files should be submitted in RGB colour and we can use JPEG, TIFF or PDF file types. If you're unsure how to save or export to these formats, you can also send Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop files. When saving TIFFs, please select 'LZW' file compression. Export PDF files to RGB colour (use Adobe RGB 1998 colour profile). When sending JPEGs, please use the high quality (i.e. '10-12' maximum quality setting) option to prevent compression problems.
- Send photos & artwork in RGB colour
- We print using JPEG & TIFF formats
- Export to or convert colours to Adobe RGB (1998) colour space
Digital file resolution for digital giclée printing is dependent on the final size of the print. We ask that you supply files at 240 ppi. For example if a print of 60x40cm (24x16inch) is required, the file should be resized or cropped to 60x40cm (24x16inch) at 240 ppi. To speed up your work flow, prints with a long edge greater than 120cm may be submitted at 200 ppi.
To maximise the colour and vibrancy of your prints, we recommend working with RGB colour in the Adobe RGB (1998) colour space. This maximises the vibrancy of prints for images containing bright colours. However, we are certainly able to work with CMYK images if these are part of your normal work flow. Black and white images can be sent in greyscale format if applicable.
HOW DO I EXPORT PHOTOS FROM LIGHTROOM FOR PRINT?
ACRYLIC FACE MOUNTS
When cropping/resizing images allow 5-10mm (0.15-0.4inches) of 'bleed' area on the edges. As an example, if you require a 610x400mm acrylic face mount, crop/resize the image to 620x410mm. For prints with a longest edge greater than 100cm, ensure that an additional 10mm is included on each edge of the cropped/resized image.
- Include 5-10mm bleed on each edge depending on print size
- Panoramic photos and large prints over 100cm on the long edge should include at least 10mm bleed on each edge.
Allow 4.5cm (1.75inch) on each side (top, bottom, left and right) to wrap around the stretcher frame. As an example, if you require a 60x40cm (24x16inch) stretched canvas print, crop the digital photo or artwork to 69x49cm or 27.5x19.5 inches. If there is no 'extra image' at the edges of the photo, we can add a stretched effect (pixel bleed), mirrored sides, or a single colour for the wrap around the frame. (additional fees apply).
This video explains further about how to prepare photos for canvas printing.
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Artist: Bec Crocket