With ArtisanHD’s HP Latex 3000 printer, your photos and fine art prints can be as large as your imagination! Your piece can be printed on everything from fabric to vinyl, with latex-based ink that stays flexible and resists fading.
Large photo prints or graphics that pop
Get your message across with XL graphics and images
“Great, courteous service and quick response. I ordered something big printed and sent back across the country. It arrived in short order in perfect condition, and the printing is as precise as I hoped for.”
The preferred file type is an uncompressed. TIF for ANY of our prints, but especially important for giant-sized photos and graphics. It needs to be flattened (no layers) with a minimum resolution of 150DPI at full output/print size, 300DPI if possible. 8bit, with Adobe RGB98 as the color profile. (NO Gray scales) – However, JPG and sRGB are also acceptable.
Choose Your Material
Depending on your application the material you choose to make your massive masterpiece will vary. The biggest factor in choosing the material is whether it will be indoor or outdoor, with canvas and wallpapers being popular for indoor applications and adhesive vinyl and banners work best for outdoor use. Materials to choose from include:
Exterior Banner Materials
Trade Show Backdrops
Regardless of the material, the vibrancy and durability of latex-based inks are far superior to eco-solvent and UV-cured inks that are used for the largest applications. Latex-based inks also stay flexible to resist cracking and fading.
Choose Your Size
With segments up to 10′ wide and 150′ long, we can print graphics at any size and scale, however, the material you’ve chosen may impact your size considerations. If you’re unsure of the right size/material, our staff is experienced in consulting with customers to help them learn which would be preferred for their application.
Size & Material Considerations
For XL Rigid Boards, we can source 5’ x 10’ White DiBond Aluminum Composite panels (Great for exterior use) or 5’ x 10’ White Sintra (PVC) sheets which are great for interior or limited exterior use.
Also, wall-paper and self-adhesive vinyl prints all come in 54” Wide segments with a 1” overlap…no matter how big the wall, we can cover it!
Most Popular Extra-large Picture Prints
Extra-large wall art – perfect for rooms with vaulted ceilings or long, unbroken wall-space
Big photo prints – when you want to show the detail and splendor of a photo or photo collage
Oversized graphics – used for clear signage or just to add a flair to a room or display
Not Just Large Photo Prints: Unique Print Applications
Wallpaper – Cover just one wall or an entire room with graphics that you’ve chosen for the perfect fit.
Floor markings – With flat and durable vinyl prints and latex paint, you can put wayfinding or information markings on floors.
Signage – Extra large format printing has utility for your business needs too. Print all your business and event signage with our extra large format services.
Have a custom XL printing order in mind?
Contact our Custom Order Department for a quote on XL Printing.
The most common ratio in size for the art to take up is between 25% to 50% of the available wall space, however, there are no strict rules so you can print as big or small as you want. When you’re trying to decide how big you want your print, keep in mind interior design principles and how well a photo will look when it’s enlarged.
Interior Designers Best Practices With Extra-Large Format Prints
Balance Proportion Of Art & Space
You want your art to fill the space and be noticed but you don’t want to overwhelm the wall (unless that’s the look you’re going for) so find the correct balance between available wall space and your art print. A common interior design guideline is to balance the blank space with art by leaving about 50% to 75% of the wall as blank space and using the remaining 25% to 50% for the art.
How much of a visual impact do you want your art to have? The larger the print the more of a focal point it will be for the room whereas average size or small prints better blend into the wall and the surroundings together becoming part of the decor without dominating it.
Furniture Considerations For Prints
Every room has furniture in it and the larger the art piece the better it should blend in with the decor and not feel disconnected from the design. Keep in mind you’ll also want some space between the prints and the furniture in the room so if you want an extra-large print, make sure it matches the furniture and doesn’t butt up against it.
Consider the shape of the wall when figuring out the print size. For tall, narrow walls, you may want to use vertically oriented art to fill the space appropriately. Similarly, for wide, horizontal walls, horizontally oriented art can work well.
How Does The Image File Impact The Size Of the Art Print?
Image resolution refers to the amount of detail (data) an image holds, typically measured in pixels per inch (PPI) or dots per inch (DPI). Higher-resolution images have more pixels and can be enlarged without losing as much detail. For high-quality print, a resolution of 300 DPI is often recommended, but the specific DPI requirement may vary depending on the type of print and viewing distance.
Image formats like JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and RAW have different characteristics. While JPEG is a compressed format that can lead to some loss of quality, TIFF and RAW formats are uncompressed and offer higher image quality. PNG is lossless but may have larger file sizes. For extra-large prints, we suggest using TIFF, RAW, or PNG. JPEGs can work but the more they are compressed to save data space, the worse the quality of the image is when it’s enlarged.
The more complex or detailed an image is the harder it may be to enlarge. Photographs with lots of fine textures or subtle gradients can be challenging to enlarge without losing all that detail.
High-end commercial-grade printers are the best at printing extra-large format files. They allow for the use of better quality paper and have more advanced inks and cutting-edge technology that helps capture the grandeur of a large print.
How To Determine The Right Size
So you have this amazing image and you want to cover your walls with it. But how can you determine how big can you really print? At ArtisanHD, we make it easy. Check out our handy print sizing guide to get an idea of how your photo or artwork will look on your wall in your extra-large size. Below are some common print sizes, but you can make the size completely custom in our Configurator. It will also tell you if your file size is large enough to print big while maintaining a sharp, vibrant resolution.
What Defines A Custom Print As Large Format?ArtisanHD2023-09-22T10:47:42-07:00
Large format prints are reprints of digital photographs, graphics, or art produced on specially designed wide-format printers. Most printers consider anything over thirty-six inches as a “large format.”
What Art Mediums Are Best For Large Prints?
Advanced large format printers can print on a variety of mediums including:
The best for a given application depends on your budget, intended use, and personal taste. All of these mediums offer different advantages and aesthetics and will work great in most applications so it’s difficult to to say one is definitively better than the others.
Canvas and metal are the premium options with canvas being the preferred option for the home, whereas metal is used in public spaces. Acrylic, photo paper, and vinyl are more affordable options and can be used for similar applications. Acrylic, vinyl, and metal are considered more durable but for most applications, outside of heavily publically trafficked areas, all of these mediums are a durable option.
What Types Of Printers Are Used To Make Very Large Prints?
The best large format printing is done using cutting-edge inkjet printers. These printers not only accommodate larger sizes but also use advanced inks to render detailed and exact replicas of the original. The inks are specially formulated to provide the perfect color, the right amount of luster, fade resistance, and scratch resistance.
What Are The Most Common Large Format Print Applications?
You can order extra large format prints online for several residential or commercial applications. At ArtisanHD you can order prints anywhere from thirty-six inches in width to over one hundred inches in length. The most common applications include:
How Do High Definition Images Translate Into Large Format HD Prints?ArtisanHD2023-10-06T11:02:55-07:00
Whether or not you can turn a photo or graphic into a large format high-definition print depends on both the pixels per square inch (PPI) of the digital image and the dots per square inch (DPI) of the printed image. While these terms are often used interchangeably, it’s important to understand that you can’t have one without the other for large-format prints. A lower PPI becomes blurry when enlarged and a lower DPI has poor image fidelity.
In the world of digital photography and printing, resolution determines quality. In digital photography, itty-bitty squares called pixels make up the photo image we see (PPI). The more pixels a camera has, the more image information it can receive. Therefore, higher numbered pixel cameras produce higher resolution photographs (DPI), leading to a clear, crisp HD print.
What’s A Good PPI Resolution To Create Large HD Photos?
For reference, the typical PPI of an image you see on the internet is about 72 PPI and would look terrible if it was blown up to a large size when printed. For an image that needs to be enlarged and keep its details, a 300 PPI is best. However, depending on the image and final size you can use between 150 – 300 PPI and still get good results.
That’s why the preferred photo formats are uncompressed and typically larger in size. When files are uncompressed you can determine the PPI when demosaicing and rasterizing the image in processing. The best file formats include:
When converting a physical photo into a larger format the same holds true while scanning a photo. Uncompressed file formats that allow for the highest PPI will produce the best enlargements. Photographs with higher resolution can more easily be reprinted into large-format high-definition prints. That’s why we include a scanning service as part of what we offer. When you order custom HD prints online, our scanners turn your photos into high-resolution images.
What’s The Best DPI Available For HD Printing Of Large Format Photos?
HD printers at commercial print shops, such as Artisan HD, can print between 300 DPI and 600 DPI. 300 DPI prints are fine for most applications, even large format, while 600 DPI prints are for museum quality prints or large format prints with an extreme amount of detail. The printers at Artisan HD are advanced enough to accommodate between 300 – 600 DPI and we can consult with you on what would be best for your particular application.
Our printing company is able to produce customized large-format prints in HD because of our printers’ capacities. Whereas cameras and images are made up of pixels, the printer creates high-definition canvas prints (also high-definition plexi and acrylic prints) on three different machines using a measurement called DPI (dots per inch). The higher the DPI, the higher the definition of the reprint.
Our printers boast the highest DPI available. In plain language, that means the high definition giclée prints, wall murals, and the custom HD prints online that you order from us are crystal clear in color and incredibly sharp in their appearance. When you take advantage of our printing service, you feel you are living in the moment of the photo. It’s an extraordinary experience!
Why Use Vinyl For Extra Large Format Signage?ArtisanHD2023-11-02T11:28:15-07:00
Vinyl combines the affordability of photo paper with the durability of metal and acrylic prints, making it the most popular option for extra-large prints. Vinyl prints can be used indoors or outdoors, and come with a variety of hanging options so they can be used for almost any signage application.
What Are The Finishing Options For Vinyl Signage?
Depending on your application you may want different finishing options to make it easier to hang or display your vinyl sign. Options include:
Grommets – Perfect for hanging your sign with a string tied through the metal grommet holes in the corner.
Hemming – Folds the edges of the banner back on itself to add an extra stiffness to the edge – can use tape or thread for sewn edges.
Pole Pockets – Similar to hemming but with a larger fold to create a space for a pole to slide through.
You can also choose no finishing options and opt for an adhesive back for car wraps, wallpaper, and window clings.
Why Is Vinyl A Durable Option For Signage?
The most commonly used type of vinyl material for signage is a heavy-weight vinyl known as PVC (polyvinyl chloride). Additionally, ArtisanHD’s custom large format banners use a PVC material with an interwoven core. This material is waterproof, fade-resistant, and is very strong and durable.
What Are The Most Popular Uses For Vinyl Banners & Signage?
Although vinyl banners have long been used commercially, they can also be used in your home or office. Some great ways to use full-color banners are:
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Size: Width (in) Height (in)
Aspect Ratio Note: We want to ensure your experience is seamless and transparent. Please be aware that our Price Calculator provides you with estimated costs based on the width and height you enter here. The actual print size may vary due to the aspect ratio of the image you upload.
Understanding Aspect Ratio: Aspect ratio is the proportional relationship between an image's width and height. Think of it as the "shape" of your image. For instance, a common aspect ratio for HD content is 16:9, meaning the width is 16 units for every 9 units of height.
Quality Matters: Rest assured, we make adjustments to your image according to the aspect ratio to ensure a high-quality print. These adjustments are made with precision and care to deliver the best possible result.
A Minor Difference: Any variation in print size due to aspect ratio is typically small and should not lead to confusion or frustration. We want you to have a great quality print that matches your expectations.
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