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Photo Enlargement

Photo Enlargements
Need poster size pictures? No Problem.

We can do photo enlargements affordably and quickly. We can make photos poster size based from a digital photo, slide, film negative or the actual photograph. Digital photos of two megapixels and larger can go up to poster size.

We recommend that you let us scan your photo for enlargement, but if you do it yourself, remember that scanned photos should be 72-100 dpi in their final size. This is about 250 kb of jpg file per square foot of final poster size. If, for example, you are scanning a 4"x6" photo that will be 24"x36" on your poster, scan at 432 to 600 dpi.

Historic photos and postcards are stunning in poster size!

Retailers love the interest that historic poster size pictures can generate. Companies showing old pictures of their equipment or factory find that people stop at their trade show booth! And of course photo enlargemetns are fun for events like weddings and anniversaries.


A word about digital photographs-

A typical 2 megapixel digital picture (1200x1600 pixels and about half a megabyte of jpg file size) should not be any larger than about 18x24". Higher megapixel digital pictures can go quite a bit larger in size, the rule of thumb is we like to see them at least 72 dpi in the actual size. Having said that, we can often rez the files up to have more pixels. To have an image that's 24x36 and 72 dpi, we need 1728x2592 pixels. If it's 1600x2400, you won't notice a difference, but if it's 200x300, it will be pixelated! Pictures of insufficient density are the biggest problem we face. We will give you a call if we don't think your photo will look good at the enlarged size you want.


Scanning Table for 100dpi Output
  Size on poster
Original Size 6" x 9" 16" x 24" 24" x 36"
2" x 3" scan at 300 dpi scan at 800 dpi scan at 1200 dpi
4" x 6" scan at 150dpi scan at 400 dpi scan at 600 dpi
Scanning Table for 72dpi Output
  Size on poster    
Original Size 6" x 9" 16" x 24" 24" x 36"
2" x 3" scan at 216 dpi scan at 576 dpi scan at 864 dpi
4" x 6" scan at 108 dpi scan at 288 dpi scan at 432 dpi


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