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  • What file format for images

    Posted by Lee Harris on August 17, 2004 at 2:57 pm

    Hi All

    Need some info as we are new to this printing lark 😕 . Getting printer in about 3 weeks time – VersaCamm :2thumbs: – and would like some idea as to what is the best file format and size to use.

    Have got to print a company logo for a customer. The final print size will be about 476mm x 246mm and they are going to supply the image.

    So what format is the best for them to supply it as.

    Any help would be appreciated.


    PS Does the above make sense (?)

    autosign replied 19 years, 9 months ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Chris Wool

    August 17, 2004 at 3:13 pm

    hi your printer with colourrip will except eps pdf tiff jpeg from there disc it can be sized within the rip colour reproduction is down to the profile and resolutions used to put a cut path on you will need to import it in to a vector programme to generate the cut path.
    thats the easy answer.
    ask them for a eps file that should be the easyer to start with.


  • Rodney Gold

    August 17, 2004 at 3:44 pm

    Most anything will do , 1st prize is a vector as it can be scaled.
    A Jpeg/bitmap will do , so long as you have 50-60 pixels per cm of print , so if your file is to be 48 cm long on the longest side x 25cm , you need a file that is at least 48×50(2400) pixels by 25 x 50 (1250) , IE 2400 x 1250 pixels , the file size should be 2400x1250x3 (9 megs) when expanded – it might be a lot less with compression.

  • Lee Harris

    August 17, 2004 at 3:55 pm

    Thanks for that information guy’s. When I’ve done the van I’ll put a post on the group.

    Once again, thanks for that.

    Lee :lol1:

  • autosign

    August 17, 2004 at 9:56 pm

    If your customers are anything like ours they will probably give you a 150 x 200 pixel 72dpi jpeg.

    You’ll have to get used to telling cutomers they can’t have a 2 metre sq print on the side of their van from the low res image they used on their business card or website.

    To be honest, you should clue yourself up on this sort of thing before getting a printer. It’s a whole new world and sign software is a breeze compared to Photoshop.

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