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    Hi, Some advice please. If I place an image approx 30cm wide by 20cm High into a 7 x 3 banner created actual size using InDesign and the image is stretched within its picture box to approx 500%, and on screen (InDesign)
    i view the banner at 100% am I seeing a clear representation of how the image is going to print?
    A woman tells her doctor, 'I've got a bad back.'
    The doctor says, 'It's old age.'
    The woman says, 'I want a second opinion.'
    The doctor says: 'Okay - you're ugly as well.'

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    its all about resolution isnt it ?

    i cant get my head round your question

    if you have the resolution at 300 you will get what ya get
    its early i just got up :P
    When I awoke today, suddenly nothing happened
    But in my dreams, I slew the dragon

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    • #3
      If your image started at 300 dpi you have to take into consideration that a 500% enlargement will drop that dpi down to 60(approx) have I got that right or is it less?

      You're screen resolution is 72dpi, as you're viewing the image at only a fraction under your monitors resolution it probably does look ok, when it goes to print it most likely will not be ok.

      Where's PD when you need him.
      "Here lies Spug. He never tried an avocado"

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      • #4
        ^^ Well, I dunno about PD, but you've got that exactly right - including the maths. Good work

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        • #5
          Sleeping.

          If you view at actual print size you will get somewhat of a representation of what it will look like. For large format, printing out a piece of the image at final size to an inkjet printer will give you a better idea.

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          • #6
            OH. MY. GOD.

            PD is totally like The Candyman - you say his name a few times and he magically appears!

            Now I totally have to run and hide, because I am *really* scared of bees!

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            • #7
              }8}

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              • #8
                Yay, Gold Star for me.

                I never really understood the whole Candyman thing, till my friend made me watch it. I didn't see no Candy in that movie, not a single pancaking Mars Bar! I did not sleep well that night!
                "Here lies Spug. He never tried an avocado"

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                • #9
                  yeah what they said
                  When I awoke today, suddenly nothing happened
                  But in my dreams, I slew the dragon

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                  • #10
                    Yeah I think there's an answer in there - cheers boys! Lost me on the Candyman connection, but will take your word that it's scary. Wasn't Virginia Madsen in that???
                    A woman tells her doctor, 'I've got a bad back.'
                    The doctor says, 'It's old age.'
                    The woman says, 'I want a second opinion.'
                    The doctor says: 'Okay - you're ugly as well.'

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                    • #11
                      I knew when I saw her in Smith that I recognised her from somewhere. Cheers Rehab.
                      "Here lies Spug. He never tried an avocado"

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