What are my options for gallery-quality prints of digital artwork?

I have some traditional media artwork that I’d like to scan and then have printed to be shown in an art show. I’ll be doing the scanning.

  1. Where do I go to get this done? (What is the generic name for the type of business that does this?)

    Is there a online company that will let me just upload the files and will do a good job?

  2. What are the different types of printing technologies? I.e., what kind of print should I ask for?

    Many years ago we used to send out for a “Fiery” but I’m sure it’s different now.

  3. For a poster-sized print, say 22 by 34 inches, what resolution does the file need to be? 300 DPI? Can I get away with less?

(The reason I’m going to scan and then print is because I want to blow the pieces up and alter them digitally.)


If you Google “gallery quality prints” you’ll get pages of answers, so it’s hard to make an informed choice. Probably the commonest gallery print format is giclée, accepted by all galleries that handle photography. Here is an excellent article from Shutterbug magazine’s website that will give you what you need to know.

Source : Link , Question Author : Ethan , Answer Author : Alan Gilbertson

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