Guide To Preparing Your Photos For Printing
We have just released a detailed guide on best practices for preparing your photos for printing at Bumblejax. A portion of the guide will be more geared towards photographers and graphic designers, but it’s worth a read for anyone sending their photos to a print lab. Every lab will have different requirements, but the tips on file type, monitor calibration, dark prints, etc are good general tips for printing your photos. Below is a cliffs notes version of the article and you can see the detailed printing guide here.
Accepted File Types: JPG (preferred), TIFF, PDF.
Max File Size Accepted: 100MB for online orders; unlimited for offline. Best to send as native resolution (no resizing).
Color Space: Send as RGB, not CMYK. The sRGB space is most common. Adobe 1998 is best if you know what you’re doing.
Bleed: We do that for you.
Color Accuracy: Unless your monitor is professionally calibrated, your print color may not match your monitor.
Avoid Dark Prints: View the photo on your monitor at around 50-60% brightness to better represent a print.
Color Correction/Editing: We never change color without customer inquiry and approval. If we feel a photo needs sharpening, denoising or a touch of lightening we’ll take care of it. Minor editing such as removing red eye we also take care of at no charge.