Everyone likes to see their images in print, but what about printing them significantly bigger: what do you need to know?
I've had my commercial images printed billboard size, and I've had them printed at a fraction of a magazine page, but every time, I just provide a 300 DPI file and everyone else does the rest. The fact of the matter is, when it comes to printing, I don't know a great deal. I have a company that I always use and they always produce the results I'm happy with, and so are the clients. But when it comes down to explaining why those results look so good, you'd really have to ask the printer.
One area that appears to get a lot of misinformation about it, is DPI or PPI (dots per inch or pixels per inch). The industry standard is generally 300 DPI, but the bigger your print, the fewer dots or pixels you need per inch to attain a sharp and beautiful print. In this short video, David Bergman walks you through how DPI affects your images when you print.
What's your best tip for printing your work? Have you every printed on a large scale, and if so, how did the DPI or PPI affect the final product?