Post # 1
For my invitations I want to make 2 postcards (4×6) that are like the “Greetings From…” series. One for our Destination Wedding locations and one for our at-home reception.
I found a picture online that I want to use for the background but i’m unsure of the size and quality required to make it work.
Here is a link to the Photo
The size is 484×383 p and 72 dpi
If anyone could give any guidance I would greatly appreciate it!
Post # 3
Can you post an inspiration of what you’re going for and I can try to help. I use an open source version of Adobe Illustrator.
Post # 4
In general, photos you find online are going to be a lower resolution than what you’d probably want for printing purposes. It would be best if you had a photo that you took off a camera, or one that you scanned because it will be a much higher quality picture.
If you’re just using the photo for a background and you’re going to tone down the colors, it might work, but it does seem too small to print postcard size. You should do a test print of that image, even on your home computer to see if it prints pixelated or fuzzy at all.
If you do a google image search you can filter your results by image size and choose to view only large photos. It still won’t be quite the same quality as a scanned image or photo off your camera, but it will work better.
Hope that helps!
Post # 5
This is the idea that I am going for:
Our Destination Wedding is in Key West but our reception is at home in St. John’s, NL. Sorry for the Giantness. I found it in a shop on Etsy.
@BuzzBuzz: I will try printing it out and see what happens. It is a small city though so I maybe be able to track down a local photographer that has something similar. If I bought a printed photograph (5×7) and scanned it would that be adequate?
Post # 6
For colour printing of a 6×4 card you want 300 dpi, 1800×1200 pixels. If you’re going to do B&W printing you can get away with 150 dpi, but I honestly would not go that low unless I was printing text only.