Photo Printing Tips: Five Simple Steps to Make Large Format Prints Efficient and Effective!

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For most of our large format print customers, it’s important to make sure they do everything they can to get their projects done the right way the first time. Being prepared, knowing your resources, utilizing those resources and having an execution plan are just a few ways to maximize efficiency. The following five tips go a long way to help you get the best quality large format photo prints, and be more efficient with your time.

Sourcing Imagery
Maybe you don’t have your own imagery to help tell your brand story. Luckily, there are many great web-based stock photography options like Shutterstock, Pond5, Adobe Stock that can help you source the perfect image for your needs. It’s important to use trusted stock imagery sources, so you don’t have to worry about copyright issues for borrowed imagery. Budgets, user friendliness and license types will help you decide on the service that is right for you.

Knowledge Is Power
Don’t let printing quality large format prints be a daunting task. Here’s the key: Make sure the images are high-resolution. Images are considered high resolution when you reach 300 DPI. Imagery found online is typically 72 DPI and can be copyrighted (which is why using stock photography websites as described above is important). If you do have a low-resolution image that you own, you will likely need to adjust it through an image editor like Adobe Photoshop for higher quality printing. Good news: that was the hardest part!

Raw Mode
Let’s say you are a small-business owner who is taking some product photos on your trusty camera. Be sure to take the images you plan to print in high resolution. Capture the perfect images by using your camera’s “raw mode.” Raw mode allows for the images to be easier to edit. This can save you from any potential headaches or, dare we say it, re-shoots.

Embrace the Digital Age
Keeping up with state-of-the-art printing technology is our business. FedEx Office has high-quality printing technology available to ensure clear large format prints. Bring in your raw files on a flash drive, or submit them through FedEx Office Print Online and our team can take it from there. They can easily edit or resize your files in our editing software and get your imagery printed properly. As always, you can call us if you want to learn more about our products and services!

Utilize the Experts
We hope you’ll be the expert after reading this article, but, if not, don’t worry! You can contact your nearby FedEx Office® location to speak to one of our helpful team members for more direction. Whether you need to make that small-business idea come to life or revamp the décor in your home office, we’ll make sure your large format prints are picture perfect and of professional quality.

Don’t forget that when you print more, you save more. Check out our current offers to take advantage of our affordable professional prints!