I bet you're wondering... "Where the heck can I get this thing printed?". GOOD QUESTION!
I get asked this a lot. I've compiled some suggestions below to help YOU decide if you want to print at home, in a store or online.
Printing at HOME?
This one can be the toughest out of all the options. The benefits are that it's cheaper and you can play with the results to get exactly what you need right then and there. The other downfall is that unless you have archival paper and inks you'll find your print might fade in the years to come. Inkjet inks are sensitive to ultraviolet light and fade when exposed to bright light for long periods. If you go this route, try to keep your artwork away from direct sunlight.
When printing at home I recommend a heavyweight matte stock (I use Epson's Ultra Premium Presentation Matte paper). I recommend getting to know your print settings too to ensure your output settings are on "best" or "high quality". You'll also want to make sure your artwork is set to "no scaling".
Printing at a STORE?
Some stores will print either PDF or JPEG and you'll want to check with them first before you drive there and find out you got the wrong file format from me. Simply call and they can tell you over the phone.
The files I deliver are high resolution but you can only print them at the size you specify during purchase. If you try to print them larger the resolution will be grainy.
In-store I recommend Office Max / Depot, Kinko's or other local printers that aren't big box stores like Wallgreens, Walmart or Target. They sure can print my files but I'm never pleased with the quality. I prefer matte heavyweight paper over glossy & bright.
Hey girl. I think this one is the easiest of the three! Plus, pretty cheap and I likely to be pretty kick ass in terms of quality. Before you order from me I'd recommend checking the standard printing sizes at your favourite online outlet and what file types they prefer. Think Vistaprint.com or Shutterfly.com if you're in the USA or Vistaprint.ca, Office Depot / Max or Staples if you're in Canada. I don't really recommend places like Wallgreens, Costco etc. They tend to print really dark and only have limited paper choices. It can be done (like everything my dear!) but it's just not my favourite.
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