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    Requirerments to print 24x36 inch canvas prints

    How do I know if the file I have will print a 24x36 inch print and come out good. What are the requirements for this size pint? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Jeff
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    Re: Requirerments to print 24x36 inch canvas prints

    The printing trade's general requirement is 300 dots per inch. That would mean an image 7200x10800 pixels for a 24 x 36 inch print.

    However with inkjet printers you don't really get any benefit from going beyond 233 dots per inch, which is what I usually work with. That would mean 5592 x 8388 pixels for a 24 x 36 print.

    These are the maximum requirements. There are other factors that allow you to get away with less:

    - Canvas is rough and can't show as much detail as a glossy paper
    - The bigger the print the further away you stand to view it. Comes a moment where you can't even see the finest detail even if it's on the print

    If I were you I would give an unsharpened TIFF file in original pixel size to your lab and let them sort it out.
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    Re: Requirerments to print 24x36 inch canvas prints

    Quote Originally Posted by Franglais View Post
    The printing trade's general requirement is 300 dots per inch. That would mean an image 7200x10800 pixels for a 24 x 36 inch print.

    However with inkjet printers you don't really get any benefit from going beyond 233 dots per inch, which is what I usually work with. That would mean 5592 x 8388 pixels for a 24 x 36 print.

    These are the maximum requirements. There are other factors that allow you to get away with less:

    - Canvas is rough and can't show as much detail as a glossy paper
    - The bigger the print the further away you stand to view it. Comes a moment where you can't even see the finest detail even if it's on the print

    If I were you I would give an unsharpened TIFF file in original pixel size to your lab and let them sort it out.
    Thanks Charles, I have a customer that wants fourteen 24x36 inch prints, seven 16x20 inch pints and a few smaller ones that will all be on canvas. They are for a credit union that is opening up a new branch. We are doing a walk through Wednesday to make sure we have everything right before I order. Thanks again, Jeff
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