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hania
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Jan 27, 2012 12:15 |  #1

I decided to have some canvases printed by a local firm. They usually stretch them also , but will discount by over 50% if they do the print only.

I send a print in, sized 19x15 in (includes 1.5 in per side for gallery wrap, so final canvas should be 16x12).

What I got back was a print 19.5 x 16 in. I had reflected the image on all 4 sides - the image printed was missing one of the added sides and was enlarged compared to the original.

The owner claims that the machine (epson) can't cope with cropped photos & gives unpredictable results unless it has the original dimensions.

I am inclined to think that he doesn't really know how his machine works ( he only produces prints 20x20 & 20x30) and prints them a lot larger than necessary & then adjusts when stretching.

I asked him for the ppi & printer profile & he didn't know what they were!

Any comments???


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Jan 27, 2012 13:02 |  #2

Hmm, the ppi and the profile don't have anything to do with the problem you're describing - it sounds like you need to find a place that knows what they are doing, and then you need to learn how to work with things from your end!


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Jan 27, 2012 13:35 |  #3

tonylong wrote in post #13778954 (external link)
Hmm, the ppi and the profile don't have anything to do with the problem you're describing - it sounds like you need to find a place that knows what they are doing, and then you need to learn how to work with things from your end!

I have worked happily for many years with a firm doing prints - (using their recommended ppi & supplied profile) and I know that the ppi & profile won't cause the resizing problem this canvas firm have.

I wanted this firms printer profile as I'm not too happy about their colours - I sent a photo to them and the same to another firm (online) also doing canvases, and the online firm had much more saturated colours - more like my original.

I have taken a lot of time to make sure my monitor is calibrated etc so I can be sure of consistent results. I would rather have a local firm do the work (I have an exhibition in a few months), but they don't seem good enough for what I want.
Shame.


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