How big can you print? - Nikon D800E

Thursday, 21 June 2012 03:37

With 36mp to burn, how big an image can you print at top quality??

 

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Gear used on this shoot was:
Nikon D4 - http://goo.gl/vq1FC
Gitzo GK2580 Traveller tripod - http://goo.gl/y41iA


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  • Comment Link Glen Thursday, 21 June 2012 21:49 posted by Glen

    Nice breakdown Matt. For me 200 ppi is fine for smaller prints and even down to 125 ppi is acceptable to larger formats that are meant to be hung on a wall (although I do not sell them professionally so I only need to please myself). I am not sure what they print billboards at but I imagine it is significantly below 100ppi.

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  • Comment Link Stefan Wednesday, 04 July 2012 08:08 posted by Stefan

    Just found your site, good stuff- should mention that just bought D800E- finally back to resolution I had with Pentax 6x7 tranny drumscans. One thing that is a bonus- the D800/E finally gets purples right. I sometimes photograph gardens and the D300 I had been using struggled with colour balance on purples and pinks. The D800E got it bang on on auto white balance. Re your comments on need for high resolution etc, I tend to shoot on tripod, mirror up etc etc and for that it's briliant but out and about I still take the D300 which can do a half page World of Interior ads without too much effort. Love the site- I'll buy you lunch next time I'm back in Oz,

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  • Comment Link J Costello Thursday, 06 November 2014 19:17 posted by J Costello

    In the beginning of the video, Matt says that a photo in a magazine is printed at 300 dpi. That' is not correct. Publishers want a 300 ppi image, but when a b&w image at 300 ppi is printed it is changed to a 150 LPI (lines per inch) halftone when it is process through the imagesetter's raster image processor (rip) in order to make a printing plate. And when a color image is printed, it is typically changed to a 133 lpi image in the rip and with each of the four colors CMYK printed at different angles to create a rosette pattern.

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