What PPI and DPI is needed for a photographic backdrop printed at 6×4 foot? I have a stock image which is 4000 px across and 300 dpi. Do I need to enlarge that with photoshop before sending to my backdrop printer?
I would use between 72-100 dpi if the image could handle it, although you could maybe drop it down a little further if necessary. .
The longer the distance you view something, the smaller the dpi, at longer distances a higher dpi is wasted. So general rules would be.
Magazine (close up) 300dpi
Banner (medium distance) 72 – 100dpi
Billboard (long distance) 30 dpi
My biggest piece of advice is always best to ask your printer, an experienced printer will always help you get the best possible results.
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