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1 Advanced Graphic Design & Illustration Large Format Printing 1Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission.

2 What are your options when making large format presentations? Service bureau Investment in a large format color plotter 2Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission.

3 Do we need to print large format pieces for presentations? Large format printing is an important part of a professional presentation. Many presentation materials are now digital, but there are times when a large poster is the best option. 3Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission.

4 Service bureaus: Many online service bureaus take orders Short-run color printing Great solution for the short-term. Disadvantages: Costly – charges a minimum of about $10 for an 11 x 17 poster and it increases exponentially from there. At their mercy with regard to print timing. No way to hurry up a service bureau. They have limited turnaround times. 4Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission.

5 Large format printers run into the thousands of dollars to purchase. Best option if the funds are available: Allows the artist to understand the importance of resolution issues Allows the artist to see flaws in their work that may not be as apparent in smaller portfolio prints. 5Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission.

6 What are resolution issues that arise with large format printing? Simple rule when enlarging work: Maximum capability of most large format printers these days is 2400 x 1200 optimized dpi from a 1200 x 1200 dpi input. 6Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission.

7 What about the presentation itself? Matting or mounting? Computer-generated Output: Standard mount on foam core board. Laminated with a matte laminate to preserve color luminance. 7Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission.


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