To use the full capabilities of large format printing, it is vital that you correctly understand print formats, resolutions, and what they mean.

What Do I Need to Know When Printing?

When talking about format and resolution for large format printing, all three terms refer to the same thing: the physical size of your image. When you order a large format print, the “format” will indicate the aspect ratio (width to height), and the “resolution” will indicate how many pixels per inch it contains.

What is the Best Resolution for My Branding Materials?

That largely depends on what you intend to use it for and the size of the materials. For instance, a print 8 feet wide might be too big to show much detail at 240 pixels per inch (a shallow resolution), but if you printed it 4 feet wide, it would require 480 pixels per inch (a relatively high resolution).

But in general, aim for the highest resolution possible (ideally above 300 pixels per inch) to produce the best quality prints. It’s better to have a large print with high detail than one that is small and blurry.

Work With a Designer for the Best Results

Do you have an idea for a sign? Have you been developing it for a while but haven’t even started creating a large format print version of it?

Graphic designers can turn your idea into a 3D realization of a sign or graphic. We will work with you to make sure that your finished product not only turns out exactly how you envisioned it but is also one of the best quality images you will find.

Together, we find the right colors, textures, styles, and materials to make the perfect sign. With our unique training and skills, we can work with you every step of the way.

Contact us today for anything related to format and resolution for large format printing! Whether you work from home or office, we can guide you on using suitable printing as marketing materials to grow your business.