I need to create a really large print of 4Mx2.5M. I've never designed such a large print and I need help in setting the right DPI for this. I am really clueless of how this is supposed to go. If I'm not wrong, this needs to be split for few different documents, right? What DPI should I set?

  • You should probably take a look at this: graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/a/1115/10145. Although, I'm not sure what you're actually printing so it is hard to give a definite answer to this question. Feb 24, 2013 at 19:53
  • Thank you! This link helped :) I also asked the print house for exact specification, only problem that it takes them days to answer.
    – Daniel.AR
    Feb 24, 2013 at 20:01
  • What application are you using to create?
    – Scott
    Feb 24, 2013 at 21:14
  • How do you plan to send them the document? I would also assume it would be printed in sections unless it is a banner. Is this a banner or wall vinyl? Feb 24, 2013 at 22:55

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How far away is someone going to be looking at it?

Typically the larger the printer, the further away the user is going to be looking at it, so the lower resolution that you need.

At 4m x 2.5m, that sounds like a small billboard, so anything over 72dpi is likely overkill given that people will be 20 meters away looking at it.

(but, in the end, consult your printer)

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