HOW IT WORKS
Get started with your print order today! Learn how to prepare your file and what the next steps are in your journey to high-quality prints of your artwork! We will guide you through each step.
PHOTOGRAPH OR SCAN YOUR ARTWORK
PROPERLY PREPARE YOUR ARTWORK FILE
CALL OR EMAIL OPUS CREATIVE SERVICES
WE CREATE A HIGH-QUALITY PRINT OF YOUR ARTWORK
To get started, connect with us at Opus Print Space or find the nearest Printing Outpost. There, one of our friendly staff with meet with you to discuss your print and walk you through all the available options. We’ll guide you through file setup and provide all the support you need. We’ll send your files to our digital printing and frame production facility where our technicians and color experts will produce your print. We’ll alert you when your job is complete, and you can pick it up from the same location.
HOW TO PREPARE YOUR FILE
The preferred file types for digital canvas printing are: • JPEG (.jpeg, .jpg) • TIFF (.tif, .tiff) Most digital cameras will allow you to set the type and quality of your final output. If you know your image is destined for print, you should always use the highest possible quality available from your device. Many cameras will allow you to save right to JPEG or TIFF. If you are working primarily with camera generated images you should be able to specify the output type for your images in you camera’s settings. Most will capture to JPEG or TIFF.
Digital images are measured in “pixels”, also known simply as “dots.” Acceptable quality prints generally require a resolution of 150 to 300DPI (dots per inch). The best way to ensure this is to know the overall pixel dimensions of your file. e.g. If you want a 300DPI print and your digital image is 2400 pixels wide by 1600 pixels high (2400×1600), you must divide the width and height by the resolution to find the print dimensions in inches (2400÷300=8 inches wide, by 1600÷300=5⅓ inches high).
Unfortunately, you may not be able to control this without access to an image editor. For the most part, if your camera is producing JPEG or TIFF images, you can be confident that they are being encoded in RGB. You should check your camera manufacturer’s documentation if you want to be sure, or open up your image in an editor like Photoshop.
We cannot accept files that are over 1GB (gigabyte, or about 1000MB) in size. This should not be a problem unless you are printing exceptionally large format prints. Please call us if you have any concerns about the size of your file.
We accept files on CD, DVD, USB Key, Flash Drives and some types of camera cards. You can also send your image file directly via email, and for larger files through online services such as WeTransfer, Dropbox, and Google Drive. Call your preferred Opus to learn more.
A: On a Mac, CMD+click (or right-click) the image file and select “Get Info”, then look for the “Dimensions” information. On a PC, right-click your image file and select “properties” and look for the width by height pixel display (e.g. 500×750)
A: Once your file has been written, scanned, saved, etc., the only way to change its type is through image editing software (do not try to change it by renaming the file extension).
A: Exactly the same way you find the file type: right-click and select “Properties” on a PC, or CMD+click and select “Get Info” on a Mac. This will give the dimensions to you in width by height, e.g. “2400×1600” If you are primarily working with a camera, your image quality settings should tell you what overall pixel dimensions you are shooting at.
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