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Posted 13 January 2016 - 10:33 AM
Posted 14 January 2016 - 07:30 PM
That is some size of image ! A quick crank of the calculator says that is 10,200 x 14,400 pixcels scanning it at 600 dpi. I gather you want to reduce it to 2.5 x 3.5". Has the brewery company told you what resolution they print their labels at, this is a fairly basic piece of information ?
If they print at 300dpi, equivalent roughly to images in a glossy magazine, the required image size would be 750 x 1050 pixcels; if they print at a more likely 100dpi, then the image would be 250 x 350 pixcels.
Once you have established what size of image they want, in terms of pixcels or dpi, then, yes, just use the 'Image size' tools in Photoshop (or equivalent) to reduce the size of of your large image to the size they want and see what it looks like.
If you have a flatbed scanner of your own of A4 size or your local equivalent, you could try scanning this image in probably four pieces and then stitching the images back together. This can be very successful if you are careful and is much cheaper than going to an outside shop with an A3 scanner. You can then try scanning at different resolutions to see what the final effect is, and which looks best.
Posted 28 January 2016 - 07:15 PM
A nice clear answer, Chris.
Similar situation to mine except I used pixels per inch.
I took a 1200x900 render to a print shop and asked for a 300 ppi print.
Amazed that they asked what size I wanted the print to be!!!
Luckily the manager was about and managed a laugh.
At least he knew that at 300 ppi the size of the print must be 4x3 inches.
But the staff were quite ignorant.
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