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"Is there another way or setting I could use to yeild a high res image without the huge file size?" You could try Tiff with LZW compression. I would check with the printer to make sure that wont be a problem. Also with large prints that size, you could get away with less resolution, say 150ppi....

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    "Is there another way or setting I could use to yeild a high res image without the huge file size?"

    You could try Tiff with LZW compression. I would check with the printer to make sure that wont be a problem.

    Also with large prints that size, you could get away with less resolution, say 150ppi.
    JasonSmith Guest

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    Thanks Jason....I'll give it a try.
    Tom Walace Guest

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    Tom,

    You don't really need the banner to be high res. Most large format posters are printed in low resolution.

    Try my 3:1 ratio.

    Build your file 1/3 it's original size (ie. if you want a 30" x 30" image - build your file at 10" x 10") and set the resolution at 300ppi.

    When the poster is being printed, the printer can resample the image to 100ppi and your poster would then be the proper size at low res.

    Zip
    =}
    zippy2000 Guest

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    Hey Tom,
    Using this formula, there is some pixelation but you can only see it if you get right up to the banner. Otherwise it looks great (I have done many posters for trade shows using this method - funny little bit: the people coming to our booth thought we where featuring high end digital printing - LOL). In the end, the images look good, the type appears crisp and the color is bright - the only pixelation you will see is when you get right up to the banner. From say 5-10 feet away - it will look great.

    If you want higher resolution, you will have to play with the ratio. I think 2:1 would work too. Instead of 100ppi, you would be printing at about 150ppi.

    Alot of the forum regulars will tell you not worry to much about resolution because most professional large format posters are low resolution anyway. I think if the banner is going some place like the ceiling or up high - no worries. But if it will be placed at eye level then try to get a higher resolution.

    NOTE: If you are going to use this method, make sure the printer understands he will need to resample the image when printing - if he doesn't then there is chance the banner could be printed 1/2 or 1/3 the original size - no good.

    ZIP =}
    zippy2000 Guest

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    The Genuine Fractals plug-in does a pretty decent job, also, if you have access to a copy.
    Scott D Lindley Guest

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