Photo Printing & Enlargements

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Photo Enlargement Specifications:

Enlargement Sizes Available:

  • Sizes range from 8″ x 8″ up to 44″ x 60″

Photo Paper Options:

  • Photo Luster

Product Description:

At Guru Printers we strive to satisfy our client’s needs with our Photo Printing Los Angeles service. Our photo enlargements are available in the sizes within the pricing calculator however, if you are looking for smaller and specialty sizes, please give us a call or email (smaller sizes have volume minimums).

We photo print on Luster paper which gives a vibrant look and feel to your photo prints. Our photos are printed on a canon 12 color pigment ink printer, this creates great range in color and tonality. Are you looking to create high quality displays for fashion, portraiture and nature? Photo prints and photo enlargements are great for the office or home as wall art or high quality signage.

Cutoff time for all orders is 8:00 AM PST (Monday-Friday) to include the day of. Please note, turnaround time does not include Digital proof preparation.

Common Questions:

Are photo prints higher in quality compared to poster printing?
Yes. Our photo printers utilize a 12 color process. This offers a very vibrant and rich print.

Photo Enlargement Without Compromising the Quality

Tips for Photo Enlargement Without Compromising the Quality

Different people have different goals for enlarging a photo. Some people want to create wall art for their homes, while others print banners for fun events, birthday parties, weddings, engagements, and corporate events. However, enlarging a photo is not easy, especially if you want to do it yourself.

Photo enlargement is also beneficial when you work on a low-quality picture. Many people find working with smaller image sizes challenging because it does not serve the purpose. Photo enlarging becomes essential to achieve an ideal resolution and print the photo accordingly.

The most significant problem for people is their ability to prepare photographs for printing. According to Guru Printers, a reputable printing service with years of experience in the LA market, various factors, such as the color profile, ratios, file formats, etc., determine the quality of a photo enlarging and printing. Today’s article will give you tips to enlarge your image without compromising its quality.

Determine the Ideal Size

The print size depends on various factors, including the number of pixels. Bear in mind that each pixel in the photo size is synonymous with a single dot during the printing procedure.

So, the resolution of the picture depends on the number of dots per inch. In other words, it is the photo’s DPI that determines the quality of an enlarged image. There are three major categories for DPI quality: 100-150 dots per inch, 150-300 dots per inch, and 300 dots per inch.

Photos with 100-150 DPI are decent quality, while 150-300 DPI are above average. The best quality or professional grade photos are 300 DPI, streamlining the printing process and helping you achieve the desired results.

According to Guru Printers’ experts, the largest print sizes are between 30 x 40 and 4,500 x 6,000 DPI on average. A larger print size means lower dots per inch, meaning you can compromise the image quality. Therefore, it is crucial to determining the right size for your image. If you don’t understand how to get the job done, you can rely on Guru Printers to achieve your goals.

Re-Sampling is the Key

Re-sampling is a valuable technique for photos with good quality but poor resolution. It requires you to focus on the image’s composition, color management, and resolution. Guru Printers’ professional team says that small increments are directly proportional to the successful execution of photo resampling.

For instance, when you focus on the image and use the right software for resampling, you can get the job done adequately. Different software tools for photo resampling are Adobe Photoshop, Pixelmator, Adobe Illustrator, Canva, and various online tools.

Avoid Low-Quality Picture Formats

Guru Printers’ professional photo experts say that JPEG formats are an inappropriate option for photo enlargement. The JPEG format extracts valuable information from the enlarged photo, making it challenging for you to maintain the resolution.

When you save the image file in the highest quality and lowest compression, you will lose critical information, such as the picture’s vibrant areas. Therefore, JPEGs are not suitable for photo enlargements. PNG, TIFF, SVG, and BMP are appropriate formats for photo enlargements.

Sharpen The Photo

Sharpening your image is another best strategy to achieve the desired size for the print. Adobe Photoshop and other photo editing tools offer numerous sharpening options to increase your image’s quality.

For instance, the unsharp mask is one of the best methods in Photoshop to optimize the photo’s quality and complete the sharpening process. Experts at Guru Printers recommend making a copy of your image and applying a blurry filter than the primary photo. Next, you will combine the original and blurry version to create a sharpened picture for the print.

Why Choose Guru Printers for Photo Enlargements?

Although photo enlargement seems an easy task, it requires a lot of effort and knowledge of photo editing software and printing equipment. Most people experience pixelation problems by increasing the size of an image in the JPEG.

As a result, you don’t achieve the desired printing result. Guru Printers has been in the printing industry for years. We have a team of qualified and experienced professionals with knowledge of the latest tools like Adobe Photoshop.

Our team can efficiently and quickly reduce the impact of pixelation and print the photo in the desired size. In addition, we focus on the image’s resolution and the number of pixels and use cutting-edge methods to create higher pixels for your picture.

The purpose is to enlarge your photo without compromising its quality and ensure each pixel remains unstretched or less stretched. We believe image resolution is the most critical factor when enlarging and printing a photo. Therefore, our team makes substantial efforts to streamline the entire process.

Our photo enlargement service allows for customization and helps you achieve professional-quality results that you may not get if you tried to enlarge the photo yourself. So, if you want to save time and effort using the photo editing software, tools, and filters, you can rely on Guru Printers.

Moreover, our company uses the latest gear, tools, and equipment to create amazing photos at the most affordable prices. Our goal is to enlarge an image that best fits your needs and improve your home décor.

Our customization tool on our website allows you to personalize the photo enlargement service. For instance, you can set the image’s width between 8 and 44 inches, height between 8 and 60 inches, choose whether you want to print the front side, input the quantity between one to five, and the materials, such as luster semi-gloss. In addition, the turnaround time is between one and three business days.

Final Words

Although photo enlarging is easy if you do it for a digital platform, it is not easy to print it in the desired size. So, this is where Guru Printers come into play. We offer genuine quality and honest service.

Check out our reviews on third-party sites and see our clients are 100% satisfied with our photo enlargement and printing services. Contact us today for more information or explore our website for various photo printing services.

Shipping Timeframes

California

shipping times based on Pacific Standard Time product shipping information
Guru Printers produces all orders respective to when they are processed and batched on the production queue. Although, we try our best to produce all orders accordingly based on your geographical proximity to a production facility, we cannot make any guarantees that your item will be produced out of a specific location.

File Setup

In order to ensure your files are print-ready, we recommend that you upload them in a JPEG, PSD or PDF format. When you generate a print-ready PDF, your computer will use the settings in Adobe Acrobat Distiller or any other PDF generating programs you may use. Please make sure that these are set properly before generating your PDF file.

If you are uploading PDF files created in Photoshop, please be sure all layers are flattened.

Check your file to make sure it meets our file creation guidelines. This will help speed up the production of your project and give your printed photo the best results.

Use the RGB colorspace.
Use a minimum resolution of 300 dpi for image files.
Files need to be in the requested print size to avoid cropping.
No bleed needed