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12/19/2016 09:29:17 AM · #1
Hi all, what would be a good online place to order poster size prints of a panoramic image? I am just interested in printing, not framing etc. Also how large a 6D image (20MP) cropped to 16:9 can be printed as a panorama before loosing quality. TIA
12/19/2016 09:58:48 AM · #2
It mostly depends on your printer. If you can get in touch with someone who uses a resizing program like Genuine Fractals, the sky's the limit.

I know you can get stuff online, but trust me, if you can find a local printer, as I did, it's much easier and more convenient.

To date, my printer has made me a 7'3" x 4' canvas print, and numerous large, but not that large pieces on various mediums including Lucite.

Quality comes with price, but I have found big printing to be more reasonable than I expected.
12/19/2016 12:18:44 PM · #3
Jeb, what printer did you get?
12/19/2016 12:40:11 PM · #4
Originally posted by tanguera:

Jeb, what printer did you get?

I'm pretty sure by "printer" he means "printing service" -- not buying/using a large-format printer at home.
12/19/2016 01:02:31 PM · #5
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by tanguera:

Jeb, what printer did you get?

I'm pretty sure by "printer" he means "printing service" -- not buying/using a large-format printer at home.


Correct
12/19/2016 01:16:42 PM · #6
What are the dimensions of your print in pixels?
12/19/2016 01:54:09 PM · #7
Originally posted by tanguera:

Jeb, what printer did you get?

I actually do have an Epson Stylus Pro 3880, but it "only" does 16x22.

I love it, and I do most of my own prints for our gallery now.

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12/19/2016 04:27:00 PM · #8
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by tanguera:

Jeb, what printer did you get?

I'm pretty sure by "printer" he means "printing service" -- not buying/using a large-format printer at home.


Ah
12/20/2016 02:51:53 AM · #9

I actually do have an Epson Stylus Pro 3880, but it "only" does 16x22.

I love it, and I do most of my own prints for our gallery now.

Hello Jeb,
What type of paper etc. do you use for your pro printing and do you do your own matting and framing? Your Prints are very nice. I have a friend who would like me to put some of my art in his studio and just wondering about papers versus canvas. He's had great success with his canvas but I'm not sure I want to go that route. What have you done best with?
Susie
12/20/2016 09:24:19 AM · #10
Originally posted by Cyrilda:

What type of paper etc. do you use for your pro printing and do you do your own matting and framing? Your Prints are very nice. I have a friend who would like me to put some of my art in his studio and just wondering about papers versus canvas. He's had great success with his canvas but I'm not sure I want to go that route. What have you done best with?
Susie

I use Epson Ultra Premium Luster Paper for my "regular" prinitng I do at home. I have a guy that does my matting and framing, though I'm looking to start doing that myself. It's a learning and evolving process having a gallery. The more I do in house, the less my actual cash outlay. I just found out that my "framer" actually orders in his frames already manufactured. The guy I used to use made his own frames. as which direction I go, it depends on the image and the end use. Obviously, the really large pieces, I go with canvas.

Canvas I have done for me. As far as cost effectiveness, canvas is cheaper than paper printing, matting, and framing. I have the images printed for a wrap-around via a process where my printer actually mirrors the edge of the image so that when you wrap it around the stretcher frame, it has the image on its sides as opposed to having a bare canvas edge. That negates the need for framing.

Things is......*ALL* of these processes are *much* more expensive than the cut-rate local craft shop (Think Michael's) work as I want seriously nice pieces in my gallery. And paying the extra for really nice printing and framing presents your work in a better light. It also weeds out the riff-raff who want to spend $89.95 for "Art for over the couch in the TV room".

I have a day job to pay my mortgage on my building, so I do have the luxury of NOT having to sell my work on a weekly basis to make ends meet. The sales have been doing a nice job of paying for the next offerings in the gallery, though.

Bottom line advice I have for you, especially if you don't want to get discouraged about getting into this in a more major way.....

Do *NOT* enlarge, mat, and frame *anything* you aren't willing to have on your wall in your own home, because if it doesn't sell, then it's just unwanted inventory.

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That bridge picture is $2500.....it's 7'3" x 4'. I've had it for a while and I don't care if I never sell it because I love it. But I do have a potential buyer I'm negotiating some work with for his office building along with other prints.

But if it doesn't work out, I still have a nice display. It's a balancing act to have money tied up larger work and you must be careful how you spend your presentation money as you find a system that works for you.

Good luck, and ask away if there's any more ramblings/musings from this old dreamer who's lucky enough to be realizing his dream that might help justify your own journey.
12/20/2016 12:57:31 PM · #11
Love your gallery!!
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