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AslanC
01-20-2013, 02:57 PM
So I need to know more and a Google search hasn't given me what I need.

If I wanted to print up at 36 x 36 inches, in full colour, how big should the original be for excellent resolution?

My gut would say 36 x 36 at 300dpi, but I see a lot of 150dpi on poster printer sites, etc...

I really need to know as much as I can before I shell out cash on a project.

Thanks in advance!

vorropohaiah
01-20-2013, 03:36 PM
id your pc can handle it id go for 300 dpi at least, though it depends on where you're printing it. generally (as far as i know, might be wrong...) proper YMCK printers generally work at a resolution of at least 300 dpi, if not more.

RobA
01-20-2013, 05:04 PM
It ultimately depends on how far away you intend to view the image.

Some previous discussion on this:

http://www.cartographersguild.com/general-miscellaneous-mapping/17360-making-elemnt-changes-less-abrupt-how-do-2.html#post176054
http://www.cartographersguild.com/general-discussion/10815-large-scale-map-printing.html#post116780
http://www.cartographersguild.com/general-discussion/7992-help-setting-dpi.html#post89805

-Rob A>

AslanC
01-20-2013, 05:12 PM
Thanks RobA, that is super appreciated :)