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month, American Frame employees will share some of their favorite tips and
tricks to help you on your framing journey. Here’s one from Tom Peters, a
member of our Printing Team.
print is only as good as the image it’s reproducing,” he said. That means you
should make sure an image is fully edited to your specifications before
uploading it to our website for printing.
offered this checklist to ensure your image is ready to upload.
the subject in focus and the lighting sufficient?
you cropped your image to reflect the way you’d like to see it in the frame?
spots on the lens or scanner left any marks on your image?
your image have a high enough resolution to support the size of the print you
want? (You can check by dividing the number of pixels in your image by the size
you’d like to print in inches. That equals the resolution of your image, in
pixels per inch. The professional standard for printing is 300 pixels per
there’s any doubt about how your image will look, order a proof. We offer color
and resolution proofs of any image you upload on anypaperyou choose, then ship it to you for a flat
rate of $7.50 per proof.
more printing questions?Contact us and we’ll be glad to assist you.