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File Setup

Several factors come into play when determining how large a digital file can be printed. For optimal printing please review the following, once these two steps have been taken, you will be able to determine how large you can print your file when you upload it here.

  1. Please size and crop your images to the final print size before uploading.

  2. Be sure your DPI (dots per inch) are a minimum of 240 dpi before uploading your file.  (How to find your DPI, click here)


  • USB Drives (thumb drives)

  • CD

  • DVD

  • Camera Memory Card’s

  • Dropbox Files (large files)

  • Smart Phones (please email the largest file possible from your smart phone)


Files in TIFF format can range from a minimum 180 to 480 DPI at size.

Files in JPEG format must be at least 300 DPI at size.


Set up file in “AdobeRGB” if you are working in 8 bit RGB

Set up file in “ProPhotoRGB” if you are working in 16 bit RGB 


Monitor calibration is important.  If your monitor is calibrated the 

chances are your image will match our monitors and can be printed out without adjusting or very little. We love monitor calibrators. Ask us and we can refer you to several.  We use X-Rite calibration equipment.


We can print from several types of files. (TIF / PSD/ PSB/Jpeg).  

We prefer TIF files and PSD files. 


“Lossy files”, JPEGS, are not a preferred file. They will lose image data each time the file is saved, and you cannot recover that data. (Clips color 

gamut and detail)  “Lossless”.


TIF and PSD files are best for working with fine art printing and do not lose data when saved repeatedly.  These files are large and will yield a higher quality image.  When possible, always start your image editing from a “RAW File” for your fine art printing.

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