File Setup

Unsure about how to set up you artwork or photo files for printing? See below for information on accepted file types, sizes, resolution and colour profiles.

Large Format Prints – Supported files

  • TIFF
  • PDF
  • JPEG (Try and keep compression above 8, and avoid gradients and resaving the same file more than once.)

Please call us if you have other file formats, and we’ll do our best to help.

Large Format Prints – Lambda Digital Master Photo Prints

  • Please supply images in 8 bit RGB colour mode (no 16 bit files).
  • TIFFs or JPEG files are accepted (no unflattened PSD files please unless further editing is required).
  • Supply native application files if the design needs further editing.
  • Supply artwork at 100% of full size with bleed.
  • Supply all linked files/fonts (if any).
  • Embed colour profiles in images and let us know what colour profiles you used in your document. (We prefer Adobe RGB 98.)

See the table below for information about image sizes and resolution.

Size mmSize InchesExcellentGoodStandard
A4 (210 × 297 mm)25Mb (300dpi)17Mb (250dpi)11Mb (200dpi)
280 × 355 mm11 × 1439Mb (300dpi)27Mb (250dpi)17Mb (200dpi)
A3 (297 × 420 mm)
22Mb (200dpi)17Mb (175dpi)
13Mb (150dpi)
406 × 508 mm16 × 2036Mb (200dpi)27Mb (175dpi)20Mb (150dpi)
A2 (420 × 594 mm)44Mb (200dpi)34Mb (175dpi)25Mb (150dpi)
508 × 610 mm20 × 2453Mb (200dpi)41Mb (175dpi)30Mb (150dpi)
508 × 762 mm20 × 3067Mb (200dpi)52Mb (175dpi)38Mb (150dpi)
A1 (594 × 841mm)88Mb (200dpi)68Mb (175dpi)49Mb (150dpi)
762 × 101630 × 40100Mb (175dpi)76Mb (150dpi)53Mb (125dpi)
A0 (594 × 1188 mm)135Mb (175dpi)100Mb (150dpi)69Mb (125dpi)
1016 × 1270 mm40 × 50170Mb (175dpi)125Mb (150dpi)87Mb (125dpi)
1016 × 1525 mm40 × 60204Mb (175dpi)150Mb (150dpi)67Mb (100dpi)
1220 × 1778 mm48 × 70215Mb (150dpi)150Mb (125dpi)96Mb (100dpi)