Printing with a large format printers can every now and then be tricky and complex. These guidelines and suggestion should help circumvent some probable problems.
- Margins. Set aside for the non-printable area in the margins. Limit design space is 41.6 inches on 42-inch paper. Failing to take into account the non-printable area can cause adverse results (uneven, clipping, scaling, and others).
- Stay away from Long Documents. If not your design center on the need for a sole long document, map your document as a progression of panels. Bigger files take long time to process. Long documents are more expensive to re-print. With panels, only the tricky panels will need to be reprinted. The longest we suggest for a solo panel is 60 inches (by 41.6 inches).
- Utilize a Scanner to Enlarge. If you have a flatbed scanner, you could widen an image by scanning it. This is perfect for enlarging old photographs or digital pictures that are too low resolution. If you are enlarging a digital pictures, print it out first at the extreme resolution and at the greatest size on first class paper, and then scan it. You now have a higher-resolution picture that you can print outsized than the original.
- Save PDF files in the PDF/X format. Storing files as PDF for printing assures the picture and font information will be put together within your file. Screening the PDF at 100% may illustrate some likely problems prior to printing such as mislaid or low resolution imagery.
- Photoshop. It is the most excellent application for editing pictures and performs mostly with pixels. A drawback with pixels is that the pixel based pictures is not to be scaled since all you are doing is enlarging the squares/pixels which lose attribute and clearness. If you are a web designer you will work very closely with Photoshop for numerous elements and graphics. Photoshop should not be used to produce text for print.
- Optimize Documents. Document size promptly impacts handing out time. Optimizing your document will result in faster printing.
- File Names. Employ folder names that exclusively identify your document. Adding up your own name, as piece of your folder name, is a fine place to begin.
- Bring Your File With You. In particular the first few times you print. Bringing your file with you when you come to print will permit us to address any possible trouble right away.
- Stay Close by For a Quick look. You are expected to pay for documents you request to print. After getting estimation, your document should commence printing, be available to scrutiny the document as it begin so you can call off if it is not printing as intended.
- The best method to attain a desired result is to go trial and error then improve the process for your own needs.
Allow Plenty of Time. Large format printing takes a lot time Make time for the likelihood of a re-print.