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« on: August 02, 2019, 15:25 »
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A client wants to use an image of mine as a large wall mural approx 4' x 8' and have asked for an EPS file.

To save as an EPS file in photoshop, which encoding method would be best to use? they offer a variety from ASCII85 to jpeg.
would jpg maximum quality be good, or would another encoding be better?

sorry if its a newb type question- i dont know anything about large format printing.


« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2019, 16:57 »
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It sounds like they are looking for a vector EPS file if they are blowing the image up that large.  I used to do large format printing and typically any EPS file saved out of Illustrator or another vector program works but mostly we'd end up printing JPGs/TIFFs/PSD that were already sized.

Is the illustration done with shape paths in Photoshop?  If its a bitmap image/illustration to begin with saving it as EPS wouldn't really help make it scalable or matter for printing so that's a bit confusing. 

« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2019, 17:04 »
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the image is a photograph not an illustration

i dont know why they asked for an EPS file, ive always thought that jpg was fine to print even large format

does it make a difference if a photo is converted to eps?

« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2019, 17:06 »
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I worked for a large format printer, we used jpgs or tifs. Theres no point in saving an image as an eps. If it were vector art, yes eps. Maybe give them an eps just for fun, and a jpg too?

« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2019, 17:48 »
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thank you for your replies
perhaps i will send an eps file along with a jpg file

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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2019, 14:17 »
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I worked for a large format printer, we used jpgs or tifs. Theres no point in saving an image as an eps. If it were vector art, yes eps. Maybe give them an eps just for fun, and a jpg too?

That's the complete correct answer, let me add a bit, EPS is just a way to package an image. That will not change the Raster into a Scalable Vector. You will still have the same image as the original with a different package and file type, nothing else.

« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2019, 14:33 »
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I sent both formats to the client just to be sure they wont have problems printing the image

Thank you all

« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2019, 07:30 »
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Sounds like someone told "something" to client about printing large format, happens a lot of times.


 

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