Printing large scale banners outside indesign canvas size

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Feb 10, 2021 Feb 10, 2021

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Hi guys,

 

I have worked on large scale prints before, however currently working on one that is larger than the PDF export restrictions so it becomes cropped.

The resolve - creating the artwork as 1/2 the required print, for the printer to scale up

 

The issue: On exporting the file size, at the end(once scaled) is around 25dpi and becomes fairly pixelated. I am trying to work a resolve and would greatly appreciate someones expertise on the subject.

Is indesign the right software? Is there a better workflow ie photoshop > illustrator, export on illustrator.

Is there some flattening/image compression settings within indesign I am overlooking that will ensure the export retains as much dpi as possible?

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so this is the preflight of the document as half the size and the ppi is shown as above, i assume once they double the size is what brings it down to 25ppi

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Feb 10, 2021 Feb 10, 2021

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How is it being printed? Anything that large may very well be fine with 25ppi. Nobody is going to be that close, anyway.

 

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Thank you for your response, the print is going into a showroom which covers two floors so there will be the opportunity to see it in close proximity

When you ask how is it being printed, how did you mean?

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