A&P How to print really large images?

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  1. rlmjr1976

    rlmjr1976 OT Supporter

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    Has anybody had any experience with this? I'm working on a project where they want to blow up a picture to 8ft x 8ft. My camera only shoots 15mp max, so I'm gonna have to get creative. Would taking several shots and stitching them together work? Given that people will have to stand back to see the photo anyway, I assume it doesn't have to be super sharp?
     
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    With a really big printer.
     
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    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

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    Genuine Fractals = supersized photos w/ minimal quality loss. :bowdown: As a general rule, the larger the image, the further back it's meant to be viewed. Up too close, and it's a mess of pixels, too far back, you lose all the detail. Ideally, even a 40'x40' image is meant to be viewed at a distance to have the same perspective as when it was shot.
     
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    wow, thats huge. talk to a printing lab and see what they're capable of... I know WHCC does some sq. ft. stuff, but I don't know how big they get.

    Jared_IRL is another good person on here that would be able to answer that question. :o
     
  5. Drunken Karnie Midget

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    he can only go up to 44" max on the short side though... and he uses Genuine Fractals as well :o
     
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    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    :rofl: this was my first thought when i read the title
     
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    fucking :werd: i was gonna type the same shit :eek3:

    great minds
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I'm trying to be more civil... God knows we don't need to run off any good talent around here. Specially if they're new to the scene. :mamoru:
     
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    I can go up to 60" dammit!!!

    Largest print i've done has been 60"x90".

    I use a combo of genuine fractals and ImagePrint RIP.

    Shit, off the top of my head, I don't know of an inkjet printer that can do 8' on the short side. Nor have I ever seen a roll of paper that big...
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Clint, you're have a plethora of useless knowledge. I love you for this. :bowdown:
     
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    You mean like grammar and shit? Hellz yeah I does has!
     
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    typed something else first, blame Obama. :rofl:
     

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