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How big can you print with a M10?

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A customer asked me if I could print a photo at 54x36” size (120x80cm). The photo has little to no cropping, but I’m not sure if I can print that big, any tips?

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I work as an exhibition printer. I would say that size is a bit of a stretch for the m10 in most conditions, but it could be possible depending on the image, how good the file is, and the client expectations. When I work for clients at this scale, I highly encourage printing a test print at the same scale (for example, a test strip, rather than the whole photo), to see what the photo looks like. This is quite an upscale from the M10, but as I said, it could be ok depending on the image. 

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Well, you are the specialist. But:

I just had printed a few pictures (nature) in size 100x66cm (40x26 inches) and they turned out perfectly. I just had to adapt the dynamics and saturation a bit in Lightroom (increase both). I am extremely satisfied. Mybe I was just lucky as I understand vey little about printing.

Edited by Alex U.

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I have a print on my living room wall taken with a Nikon D700, 12mp and an Elmarit-R 28mm lens.

 

The print is full frame and about 1000mm wide and it looks fantastic, even if I say so myself. It was printed and framed by Whitewall in Germany.

 

I would recommend doing a test print at the required resolution so that you can judge for yourself. Viewing distance is crucial.

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Thanks! Unfortunately I don’t have time to do a test shot, the client wants it as soon as possible. I generally print from DStudio UK, but this time I’ll use Whitewall for sure, I know they are very good and moreover not everybody prints on aluminium at this size. 

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Well, it looks like Adobe came to the rescue!

I was not aware of that, but there's a new interpolation engine in Photoshop CC called Preserve Details 2.0 and it's great!

Here's a 100% crop of my photo:

https://imgur.com/a/AldWKNO

I've blown it to 10800x7200 pixels at 200 ppi.

Edited by Simone_DF

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