Canvas Printing – Manuscript Requirements

Our printer is able to print up to 2400 x 1200 dpi resolution.
However, to fully utilise the printer’s capabilities, we have to supply it an image of equal resolution.

Printing Requirement

Usually 300 dpi, at the size you want to print, is optimal for printing. There might not be significant improvement seen by human eyes when an image is printed at higher than 300 dpi.

In the case where there is no better choice, we could accept 200- 250dpi files, after considering the following factors :

  • Viewing distance
  • Image nature
  • However these are not the optimal case, because once the viewing distance is close, the image would not look so good and it would reflect badly on our printing.

Using your smart phone as image source

Smart phones these days have really high resolution – our general experience with the smart phones of recent years are that they are good for at least 12″ – 16″ canvas prints.
Having said that, it is not a blanket rule and users are best off checking their phones. Generally if your smart phone camera is 8 megapixels and above, the photo taken are good for at least 12″ x 12″ canvas prints.
Smart phones like the android phone do have settings where the user can adjust whether they want to save high resolution photos or not – so make sure that when you take a really nice photo, to have the settings on high resolution!

Various photo source

In general, images obtained via these sources are generally compressed files and are only optimal for viewing on the phone or printing as a 4R size print.

  • Facebook (download other’s photo)
  • Instagram
  • Whatsapp
  • Wechat
  • Screenshots

So what resolution do I need for the print I want to do?
We do have a general guideline on our price u0026amp; size list.
However, if you have something not on the list – feel free to email us with question!