If you take a close look at the world around you, you will likely notice many different types of graphics. Billboards, vehicle wraps, and murals are some forms of graphic design that typically require large format printing to go from conceptualization to actual graphic. Working with large format print projects can be a challenge. To avoid some of the problems associated with these enormous graphics, here are three tips you can use in the future.
1. Design your graphic as a series of panels rather than one single image.
When it comes to printing out graphics on a large scale, it can be beneficial to think of your design as a series of small panels rather than one large image. By creating many different panels that fit together to form a single design, you will be able to gain more control over the design of your image.
Any resolution problems that might show up during printing can be addressed by reprinting a single panel, rather than the entire design. This will help you save money in the long run, and you'll end up with a design that has small sections you can easily repair or replace if damage occurs during display.
2. Use fonts that will be legible at a distance.
Legibility is essential when it comes to producing large-scale images that will be used as part of an advertising campaign. If your customers cannot read your signage, then your campaign will not be productive.
Selecting the right lettering for your large format print projects can help your signage be more appealing to the masses. Research shows that the width of the vertical stroke of each letter used on a large format print project should be about one-fifth of the letter's height. This ratio will help ensure that your finished product is legible from a distance.
3. Make sure your fonts are embedded in your file.
If you plan to have a professional, large format print service manufacture your finished product, it can be helpful to have your font selection embedded into your image. Saving the graphic and the font as a single embedded file will ensure that your finished design is to your exact specifications.
If a professional print service doesn't have a program that is compatible with the font you selecting, you could run into problems printing the document. Embedding your fonts allows for accurate and precise printing of your large format designs.
Using these three simple tips as you design your large format print projects will help you avoid potential problems during the print process.
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