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Why the Printing Size You Select Matters - The Stackhouse Printery

Why the Printing Size You Select Matters

Before ordering any type of print for your art, take a closer look at your sizing specifications. Print size might not seem that important at first, but it can play a significant role in the quality of your reproductions. Here are some reasons why the printing size you select matters for your reproductions.

Art Displays

One of the biggest reasons for carefully considering print size when ordering reproductions is how you plan to display your work. For example, if you want to offer accessible reproductions to your audience or simply display a small piece at home, choose a size featuring smaller dimensions. However, if you’re printing a gallery wrapped canvas for professional display purposes, you’ll want to choose a large-format print size for full visibility. Consider the purpose behind your prints before you size them to avoid ordering prints that are too large or small for your applications.

Print Quality

Print quality is another key component to keep in mind when choosing a size. Many digital artists and photographers know that file size and digital dimensions often factor into print size. For instance, if you want to print a digital painting or photograph with small dimensions, you’ll need to select a smaller paper or canvas size for reproduction. If you blow up a file that is too small and order large prints, the image quality of your reproductions will suffer, often looking blurry or pixelated. Ideally, you’ll want your file size to match the size of the prints you select.

Specialty Printing Services

Another reason the size you select matters is because some printing services can’t accommodate custom sizes. If you want to order large-scale reproductions for galleries, marketing, and other events, you need to choose a service that supports large-format printing. This type of printing can bring out the smallest details in your works and highlight them for display and other purposes. Choose the size that best fits your artwork and find a service that supports your custom sizing.

Now that you know why the printing size you select matters, you might be wondering how and where to get fine art prints made. Whether you’re looking for standard sizing or large-format printing, The Stackhouse can support a wide variety of sizes for your reproductions. Learn more about the printing sizes we offer and how we can highlight your art with our giclee printing techniques.

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