Large / Poster size prints

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by HCking, Mar 9, 2006.

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  1. Size 12" x 8"

    3 vote(s)
    23.1%
  2. Size 15" x 10"

    3 vote(s)
    23.1%
  3. Size 15" x 12"

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  4. Size 20" x 16"

    5 vote(s)
    38.5%
  5. Size 24" x 20"

    3 vote(s)
    23.1%
  6. Size 30" x 24"

    5 vote(s)
    38.5%
  7. Size 40" x 30"

    6 vote(s)
    46.2%
  8. Size 54" x 36"

    5 vote(s)
    38.5%
  9. Size 62" x 42"

    4 vote(s)
    30.8%
  10. Matt paper

    3 vote(s)
    23.1%
  11. Satin paper

    5 vote(s)
    38.5%
  12. Gloss paper

    3 vote(s)
    23.1%
  13. Canvas

    6 vote(s)
    46.2%
  14. Fibre Board

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  15. Print Only

    5 vote(s)
    38.5%
  16. Mounted

    4 vote(s)
    30.8%
  17. Mounted & Framed

    5 vote(s)
    38.5%
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  1. HCking

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    Hi

    I would like to run a poll, as i'm looking at starting a business producing / selling large prints and posters from photographers own Pictures. I would like to know if you consider buying a large print what size would you require, what sort of paper you would like it printed on, and would you want it as just the print, mounted, or mounted and framed.

    Please vote for as many options as you would want available

    I would like to thank you for you help

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    wow thats a hard poll, not all of your sizes are 4:3 so its kinda difficult to choose, anything huge should be canvas imo, nice chunky frame and a wrap around print. If you want something thinner, then satin/pearl is my favourite finish, gloss can look a little too harsh in big sizes as they will rarely lay flat hence they will reflect light all over the place. Matt paper i would reserve for sticking in albums and putting behind glass.
    and then you have to think about the size of room its going to be in, i think something like 24x18 would look nice in a smallish/regular sized room
     
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    Sorry, anything above 10x8 confuses me so I'd need some sort of reference point to give you any proper idea.

    Agree with Ush on the other points.
     
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    Hi

    Any size print is possible, It all depends on your original picture size ratios.
    I just put those sizes up as they represent quite substantial jumps in paper area between each. Its just to guage what people would want from a print service like this.

    Mark
     
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    I think if you could offer people custom frames cheap enough then you might be on to a winner, a lot of cameras now are offering 16:9 ratio images and it would be nice to get frames in this size, even just stretched canvas.
    This would mean people who dont use editing suites can still get panoramic (or 16:9 at least) images made up.

    You will have to cater for a lot of tastes. Its a bit of a risk to only offer things that your or i think looked great. Yes there are people who would agree with us but you probably want to keep your market wide open to attract business then judge whats popular and whats not
     
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    Hi

    Thanks for the replys, Originally I wanted to guage what sizes were popular as that would determine which printer to purchase.

    I agree totally on the size of prints, its looking like I will be looking to offer any custom size upto a limit, maybe that limit would be 42" on one side of the print. So you could say have a 42" x 30" print or a 42" x 120" (for panoranic), size for example only
    But the 42" would be the largest size for one of the sides.
    As for mounts or frames I would be looking to offer any size and quite a few diffrent materials inc aluminium.

    Mark
     
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    We have 2 Encad printers at my work here, we have output photos to it, but we only use 4 colours. Anything that big i would recommend only for very large rooms or displays at shows and conferences (as we use them for)
    Smaller pinters that will print say to A1 size will offer higher resolutions and much better colour reproduction.

    Good luck in what you want to do though
     

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