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OK... I used to run a print shop so i think i qualify to answer this. Any print shop that can print 36x20 inhouse will be using a large format inkjet printer, id say Epson, HP or Canon. Assuming the printer is reasonably new (IE < 4 years) it will almost definitely use good inks - in Epson's case UltraChrome. IF the print shop uses a constant feed ink ...


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I would talk directly with the company you're using to produce the canvas prints. In general, I try to print at 300 ppi on photographic paper and 200 ppi on canvas. I've gone as low at 100 ppi on canvas with good results. Yours is just going to be slightly lower resolution. The closest I have to what you're doing is a 3600x2400 image printed on canvas at ...


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So, in this particular case, I think you have some options not necessarily always available. That's because your photo is really almost the required resolution — just the wrong shape. It looks like the rule behind the recommended sizes you've given is simply 150 pixels per inch. That is, 20" × 150 pixels = 3000 pixels per inch, and in the other dimension, ...


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When it comes to printing large, the native image size out of the camera doesn't mean much. A 60x20 inch print is very large, and print resolution is measured in PPI, or pixels per inch. Even the highest resolution cameras of today, such as 18mp-24mp sensors, do not produce enough native resolution to be printed that large...most top out around 17x20 native. ...


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It all depends on the distance you want to view the image from. A billboard(20'x60') might look completely fine with an 10MP image, that is as low as 5dpi. I personally have printed canvas prints from images as low as about 70dpi without issues. They look great. Before I send them off though, I use software to resize them to the desired output. Most if ...


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When I printed a big canvas the company said their canvas printer was 150dpi. I had to enlarge my 10Mp image slightly (from 100dpi to 150) and it still looks really good. you will be going from 79dpi to 150 dpi with your image and intended size. What you can do is measure your monitor and view it at a zoom level so it shows the right amount of pixels per ...


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The most important question: Where is the cough syrup? If they answer... leave. If they look at you as if you are an alien, you are in the right place.


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Talk to the printer. If this is a good shop, they'll not only have answers for you, but will also be able to give you other pointers or advice about things you might not have considered. One that leaps to mind for me: sharpening recommendations.


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If it has already started to crack/peel, there is probably nothing that you can do to save it im afraid. Some shops will spray a lacquer/sealant onto canvas prints - in the short term they look better as they make the colours "pop", however as the canvas stretches with time, the lacquer cant so it cracks. (this also depends on the quality of the original ...


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The Ink, Paper and Color Correction should all be on the printers calling card. They should have that process down so you dont have to think about... unless you really want to think about it and then they should involve you in the process. Just expect to pay for color revisions and proofing. What you need to do is provide the highest resolution .TIF or ...


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Imagine you have some grid paper and instead of filling in each square with a different color to make the image you want, you get four pieces of paper and use four squares where before you used one. You double the height and width, but the picture is now kind of blocky. This is essentially what happens when you attempt to increase resolution. There are some ...


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The key factor to making a good 11 by 15 print is having sufficient resolution. For 11 by 15, 300ppi (pixels per inch) is ideal. That means you need at least 3300 x 4500 pixel resolution. That is a 15 megapixel image. Any camera that produces decent quality images at 15 megapixels or better (and the correct aspect ratio) should work for producing an 11 ...


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There isn't a right or wrong answer for this. It really depends on the kind of finish you want. You probably don't want a glossy print, but just about any kind of luster, matte or canvas would probably work well.


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If the picture is meant to be viewed as a whole, 6mp is enough for every size of the printout. The human eye does not have a better resolution if the viewer is far enough away to see the whole image. However, if you print e.g. a landscape and viewers are expected to look at small details by getting close to the picture, then a higher resolution is required. ...



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