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#1 katrina


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    Posted 23 February 2008 - 02:15 AM

    so i'm getting ready to get my invites together, but i have a few questions when it comes to printing the images.

    what's the best format?

    i've heard .tif files are best for printing.

    cmyk is better than rgb.

    what about resolution? is 200dpi okay?

    any help would be great.

    #2 rodent


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      Posted 23 February 2008 - 02:33 AM

      I know that .psd or .pdf are better than .jpgs, but I'm not sure about tiffs. (pdf=adobe reader & psd= photoshop)

      CMYK is better. If you don't have a converter, PM me & I'll convert it for you.

      300 dpi is ideal. I've printed photobooks with 200dpi & 175dpi & they looked fine. I would think with text it would be OK. If possible though, make them 300dpi.

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        Posted 23 February 2008 - 11:54 AM

        My only thought is that if you're having it printed at Kinko's or wherever, and you have any special fonts, definitely put it in a PDF. Otherwise everything gets all ooky when it is loaded on a different computer.

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        #4 Autumn

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          Posted 23 February 2008 - 12:53 PM

          300 dpi (or ppi) is optimal, but in terms of file type it depends on how they're being printed
          for invites my guess would be that they would use the four-color printing process (CMYK)

          but I would call your printer and ask for their specs just to be sure :)

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