I’m wanting to get some postcards printed… Am I better doing a drawing the same size as the postcard? Is A5 the right size? What would be the best resolution for a good print?
We posted this question on our Instagram on 30th January 2023, here are the answers offered by our followers:
- I’d always suggest with any design to scale up for more flexibility with your design but stick to the same ratio on your canvas/art board etc and then scale the design down afterwards.
- Resolution for print is normally 300 dpi or pixels per cm and CMYK colour setting.
- I’ve never done it the same size as the postcard-normally A4 upwards-I find when I scan it in, it’s the resolution that’s important rather than the size-what I do though, as I’m forgetful, Is go onto the website I’m buying the cards from and play with their sizing tools-scan in a old image or take a photograph and see what works best-I hope that helps-I’m not really technically minded.
- I’d say size up if anything, get as much detail as you can into your original and then size down for the print.