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Making an A1 poster

Sep 8, 2011, 18:29
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Making an A1 poster
I need to make a poster in A1 size and I would like to know whether it is feasible to do so with GIMP, because I've seen the list of templates when making a new file and the size goes only up to A3 format. I hope someone here has some experience with designing posters, who can recommend me something else if GIMP will not work.
I realize I can do the designing in A3 format and just print the A1 sheet, but I don't know if this will yield good results when considering the resolution and such.
Thanks in advance..
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Sep 9, 2011, 01:29 (This post was last modified: Sep 9, 2011 01:33 by Walker.)
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RE: Making an A1 poster
Thanks a lot for the clarification. Well my poster is going to have some pics, models and figures along with a significant amount of text. The text will be a bit large, but nevertheless people will need to get close to the poster to read it all. So I don't quite know whether Inkscape would be appropriate.

One thing that struck me though, is the file size when upping the ppi. I tried your recommendation for de ppi and the number of pixels came out about the same as you predicted (3508 x 4966, the height seems a bit too much, how come? Are A1's different in millimeters? I don't think so..) but then I get myself a warning that the file would be around 160MB, which is tremendous for what I'm used to. The largest pics I've worked with have not been much larger than 10MB. Is this a reasonable estimation about how large a file my poster will be?
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Sep 14, 2011, 19:35
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RE: Making an A1 poster
Thanks for all the tips, the poster turned out great.
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