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A few top tips to QUALITY PRINT

Image size

Using an unsuitable image resolution is one of the most common reasons for us having to reject artwork. If we didn’t the result would be fuzzy print quality and nobody wants that!

We want you to be 100% happy with your print work so here’s a very simple guide on how to avoid us having to hit the reject button!

First ask where do your images come from?

  • Images from your phone
    Nearly all modern smartphones come with a high quality camera and generally we can produce artwork up to 20″
  • Digital cameras
    Modern digital cameras having settings that can adjust the size of your images. An average camera set at a medium quality size will be capable of outputting images up to 40″
  • The internet (Facebook, Instagram etc)
    An image on your computer screen can look great quality. However, this doesn’t mean that it will reproduce well in print because of the differences in resolution. Generally print needs to use 300dpi whereas screen is only 72dpi. Often checking the size of your image file is the easiest way to determine whether it is suitable for print. Please see the guide below.

Can you determine the file size and dimensions of your image?

The following table is a good guide to determine whether you artwork will reproduce to a good quality. If you don’t know the dimensions of you file then the file size is a good indicator.

Product size (Longest) Min number of pixels across
(Min megapixels)
5″ (Approx 12cm) 300 pixels ( 1mb )
7″ (Approx 18cm) 600 pixels ( 1mb )
12″ (Approx 30cm) 900 pixels ( 1mb )
A4 900 pixels ( 1mb )
15″ (Approx 38cm) 1000 pixels ( 1.3mb )
A3 1200 pixels ( 1.3mb )
A2 1500 pixels ( 2mb )
30″ (Approx 76cm) 1500 pixels ( 2mb )

Please contact us if you would like us to check your files first – 0191 4146751.

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