A&P Preparing Photos for Online Printing Sites

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  1. Di0rdna

    Di0rdna New Member

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    If i want to ensure the best possible results when printing using an online printing service, what steps do i need to take? Whats the deal with resizing/resampling images prior to uploading? And what pixels per inch values should you use? The more im trying to understand it, the more confused im getting. If its of any use, THIS is the camera i'm using.
     
  2. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    talk to the online printer to see if they're using a RIP program, and what color space they use for printing.

    If they're going to do the resizing through the RIP, then you want to leave the image as large as you can, just in the crop ratio that you want it.
     
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    Di0rdna New Member

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    thanks, whats a RIP program? What does it stand for?
     
  4. ultimateappeal

    ultimateappeal Full Color Printer

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    RIP is a Raster Image Processor program that tells wide format printers where to place the ink droplets. :)
     
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    your av/post makes me think you sell ink.

    Any good deals on ink for Epson Stylus R200 printer? :x:
     
  6. ultimateappeal

    ultimateappeal Full Color Printer

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    Dang... I was just in the process of posting a new AV when you posted this! :rofl:

    Edit... buy the refill kits at walmart... dirt cheap ;)
     
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    QWIKSNK New Member

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    I noticed, link to sweet deals?
     
  8. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    :werd:

    I need business cards
     
  9. ultimateappeal

    ultimateappeal Full Color Printer

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    1000 16pt full color business cards $29.99 - link - those are double sided too :big grin:

    "mtkversion" is a member here that buys through us
     
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    QWIKSNK New Member

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    ahh so no ink sales :squint:

    might need to get some business cards eventually, once I set up a website
     
  11. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Good deal. I paid $40 for 1000 single side cards
     
  12. ///Mik3

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    I'm trying to put in an order for some business cards right now. I've uploaded my artwork, but where am i supposed to specify in the order what files to use for each side?

    Edit: WOW, one of your guys just gave me a phone call right now, i guess because he noticed i had started an order but haven't confirmed it. He explained the proof situation. great customer service! :h5:
     
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  13. jared_IRL

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    nice!

    I'm def. gonna go through these guys too...

    In communications now to have em make me a logo first though... :naughty:
     
  14. ultimateappeal

    ultimateappeal Full Color Printer

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    Yes, we are usually on top of things :)
     
  15. ///Mik3

    ///Mik3 New Member

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    got my cards today. Nice! Really quick too.

    The color of the text is a tinge darker than i was expecting, but otherwise they look and feel great! Thanks! I'm excited about them!

    Here's what they look like:
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    The rounded corners are my own personal doing :)


    I'm also looking to have some post cards printed. Any chance of an OT discount on those? Namely in either 5.5x8.5 or 5x7 16pt :x:
     
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  16. Enigma

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    I need to get in on some of these business cards but I'm not a 'member'. :squint:
     
  17. ultimateappeal

    ultimateappeal Full Color Printer

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    If you can post on OT then you are a member of the OT community. :big grin:

    Place your order. :) The url for the OT special is in my member services thread.
     
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    ultimateappeal Full Color Printer

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    I will email you sometime today with special pricing on the postcards. :)
     
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    :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:

    edit: Got your e-mail... THANK YOU!!! Man you're awesome!
     
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  20. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    I'll be ordering some business cards this weekend, and will need to get some postcards this fall. so far, you definitely have my business. :cool:
     

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