Tips on Large Format Printing
A good large-scale design can lead to many fabulous dividends for a firm and get the brand noticed so the business owner may want to design a huge poster, sign, or banner that makes the brand stand out from the crowd. Many business owners are always eager to begin designing a new product without any delays but before commencing the design the process it helps to get some basic design skills at least, and the person needs to take time and consider these tips carefully so that they can save some time in the process and later on.
The individual needs to select their image carefully and remember that most designers are used to working with bitmaps which are the most common types of files and the most common types of bitmap images include the following: Graphics Interchange format (GIF), standard format (BMP), Portable Network Graphics (PNG), Joint Photograph Expert Group (JPEG) and Tag Image File Format (TIFF). Each of these formats has its own unique qualities that make it better for uses like JPEGs are used for digital photos due to its compression scheme, but it has issues when it is used when working on a larger scale.
Bitmaps are based on the use of pixels, that work using a fixed location and color designation and most of us have seen images that become pixelated or jagged and blocked when they are enlarged, and this can only be worsened in large formats. It is hard to find software that lets the person work on a small scale to avoid pixelating when the graphics are greatly enlarged.
Vector formats utilize mathematical equations instead thus the relationship between the various elements always remains the same no matter the size of the image and the design always remains the same, and it remains sharp, and their file size is usually smaller than bitmaps which allow faster spooling to the printer.
The client needs to handle their color palate well thus they need to select colors that work well together in a complementary palette and a simple tip to remember is to keep the theme simply by may be only using two or three colors which will make a better impact and enhance the brand identity well. There is an exception to this rule for products that where details are critical such as event posters when they can broaden their range successfully and in as much as it may be tempting to go for a triple color combination but there are other printers that will alter the colors to select suitably thus it is better to design using such colours.