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I'm making a billboard design - 400 cm wide + 300 cm high + 50 mm bleed. Cause the file is too big to make it in original size, I'm gonna make it in 1:10 ratio. So that means 40 cm x 30 cm + 5 mm bleed. I want to put a picture on the billboard - is it enought if I put a picture with 300 dpi? And the font - do I have to create outlines? I'm afraid of how it will look, when they will stretch everything to 300 x 400 cm. And I didn't get much information from the print shop, so I'm on my own..
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The billboard is 10 meters away from the road, so people mostly only drive by. The picture I want to use is W=16,93 cm and H=11,12 cm and 2000 x 1324 px. But the picture is only for the background, so the billboard doesn't look so plain. And the picture is blurred. But there a still some details of the bearings and I don't want to loose them on the print.
Webster you are talking about dpi, and mnxd you are talking about ppi. When I open my photo in Photoshop - the image size shows me the photo resolution is 300 Pixels/Inch, but when I have the same photo in Illustrator it shows me - PPI: 124 .. Now I'm a bit confused..