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Printing 20x30
Old 04-07-2004, 06:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the workflow for printing this large? Do I need to upres with Genuine Fractals or is the 6.1Mpix image from a 10D large enough? How much should I be sharpening?

Normally, when I print 5x7 I do this (after all retouching etc):

- crop 5x7, 300-320dpi (depending on printer)
- zoom to 100% and sharpen to taste
- convert to printer color profile
- save as 8-bit tiff


Do printing labs supply a printer profile? Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
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Re: Printing 20x30
Old 04-08-2004, 08:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I've printed a number of 20x30's. The images from my 6.1MP Fuji S1 were OK. If you have Genuine Fractals and can upres -- do it. You have a 3000 x 2000 capture -- which when stretched over 30x20 inches gives you 100 ppi. You should double that for an effective print.

As far as profiles and such -- depending on the lab they can provide test files with matching prints or a profile for their lab process. However, here's a way to test the complete process cheaply. Figure out what a 5x7 section of the image would be. Pick an area that has detail, light, whatever's really important in the image. Crop it, size it it 5x7, and have them print it. Costs a buck and you get to see the exact product you'd have at 20x30. You can take a magnifying glass or a loupe and look real hard at the detail and see if you like what you see.

Best of luck
Bob

This is hanging on my studio wall in 20x30. Captured with a Fuji S2.

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Re: Printing 20x30
Old 04-09-2004, 12:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I am sending the basically untouched except maybe some minor PS worked, files to MPIX.com and having 20x30s made that are AWESOME...no up rez, no dpi changes....

MPIX is a division of Millers

if you really wanna sit in front of a computer and waste time in my opinion changing the dpi files go ahead...but if you are outsourcing your printing anyway...dont worry about it and send them to mpix or millers
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Re: Printing 20x30
Old 04-11-2004, 09:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have done several 20X30 and also use Genuine Fractals to up the DPI
to 200 at the print size. I have used www.creativetype.com, in Dallas and have had very good results. This picture was printed at 20X30 and looks great. I have
a Nikon D1X.

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