Re: [Videolib] Printing Posters/Pixelization

Michael Cook (mnc2@cornell.edu)
Mon, 18 Jun 2007 11:26:38 -0400

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Hi folks,

Not trying to cut this thread short (it's off topic for this list) but if
there are enough people who would find a discussion list devoted to poster
printing, I'm considering starting one for this purpose. Poster printing has
become very much in demand at my library, and I suspect there must be at
least a few other libraries seeing this phenomena.

If anyone would be interested in a discussion list about how to manage
plotters, staffing, etc. related to poster printing, please let me know -
not on Videolib but off list.

Thanks!

- Michael Cook

On 6/18/07, Wes Miller <wesm@earlham.edu> wrote:
>
> Chuck,
> In PowerPoint you can create custom sizes that can be printed on a
> plotter. Many of Earlham's students create poster presentations that are
> printed in a 4 x 5 foot size and printed on a plotter . This is done under
> the page set-up area and is a custom size and scales the image, which can
> then be printed to the printer of choice.
>
> Give it a try and see how it works.
>
> Wes
>
>
>
> On Jun 18, 2007, at 8:34 AM, Chuck McCann wrote:
>
> Thanks,
>
> But faculty create their posters in PowerPoint -- which is an application
> that will only allow you a certain height and width. To get a LARGER
> dimension it has to be exported as something that PhotoShop will open (or is
> there another way?). It seems to only export at 72-96 dpi. So, when the
> poster is proportionally stretched in PhotoShop there is pixelization in the
> images, and thus in the print.
>
> Anyone have any ideas to help get a smoother image??
>
>
>
>
>
> At 03:59 PM 6/15/2007, you wrote:
>
> Fonts won't pixelate when printed from PowerPoint (really large), but
> images will. I think you can make a PowerPoint about 36 by 48 or so,
> perhaps a bit wider (might be 52). The only thing you can do with an image
> is use a very high dpi one, as that is bitmapped, not vector based, like the
> fonts will be in PowerPoint.
>
> mb
>
> Michael Brewer
> Slavic Studies, German Studies & Media Arts Librarian
> University of Arizona Library
> brewerm@u.library.arizona.edu
> ------------------------------
> *From:* owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu [mailto:owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu<owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu>]
> *On Behalf Of *Chuck McCann
> *Sent:* Friday, June 15, 2007 12:06 PM
> *To:* videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
> *Subject:* [Videolib] Printing Posters/Pixelization
>
> Ninety percent of my patrons who want a poster made will come with their
> poster on a PowerPoint file. The dimensions of a PowerPoint slide will only
> expand to 24 x 36 inches (there about) -- so to get a bigger poster what we
> have done is saved the slide as a .jpg and resized it in Photoshop.
>
> *QUESTION:* What are some technical tips for reducing FONT AND IMAGE
> pixelization??
>
> Chuck McCann
> Dept. Head, Digital Media Center
> Florida State Libraries
> "Ask A Media Librarian" AIM account/e-mail: cmccann@mailer.fsu.edu
> http://www.lib.fsu.edu/dlmc/dmc
> 850.644.3094 or 850.644.5924
> VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of
> issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic
> control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in
> libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as
> an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of
> communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video
> producers and distributors.
>
> Chuck McCann
> Dept. Head, Digital Media Center
> Florida State Libraries
> "Ask A Media Librarian" AIM account/e-mail: cmccann@mailer.fsu.edu
> http://www.lib.fsu.edu/dlmc/dmc
> 850.644.3094 or 850.644.5924 VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad
> and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation,
> acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and
> evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped
> that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians,
> as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational
> institutions, and video producers and distributors.
>
>
> T. Weston Miller
> Director, Instructional Technology & Media
> Earlham College, Drawer 5
> Richmond, IN 47374-4095
>
> Voice: 765-983-1278
> E-mail: wesm@ earlham.edu
>
> Immediate Past-President, Association for Educational Communications and
> Technology. (http://www.aect.org)
>
>
> AECT 2007 Conference - Anaheim, CA October 23-27, 2007
>
>
>

-- 
Michael Cook
Head of Public Computing
Albert R. Mann Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853-4301
email: mnc2@cornell.edu
office: 607-255-7959
mobile: 607-592-5274

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Hi folks,<br><br>Not trying to cut this thread short (it&#39;s off topic for this list) but if there are enough people who would find a discussion list devoted to poster printing, I&#39;m considering starting one for this purpose. Poster printing has become <span style="font-style: italic;">very</span> much in demand at my library, and I suspect there must be at least a few other libraries seeing this phenomena. <br><br>If anyone would be interested in a discussion list about how to manage plotters, staffing, etc. related to poster printing, please let me know - not on Videolib but off list. <br><br>Thanks!<br><br>- Michael Cook<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 6/18/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Wes Miller</b> &lt;<a href="mailto:wesm@earlham.edu">wesm@earlham.edu</a>&gt; wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;"> <div style="">Chuck,<div><br></div><div>In PowerPoint you can create custom sizes that can be printed on a plotter.&nbsp; Many of Earlham&#39;s students create poster presentations that are printed in a 4 x 5 foot size and printed on a plotter .&nbsp; This is done under the page set-up area and is a custom size and scales the image, which can then be printed to the printer of choice. </div><div><br></div><div>Give it a try and see how it works.</div><div><br></div><div>Wes</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><div><span class="e" id="q_1133f5be13adb913_1"><br><div><div>On Jun 18, 2007, at 8:34 AM, Chuck McCann wrote: </div><br><blockquote type="cite"> Thanks,<br><br> But faculty create their posters in PowerPoint -- which is an application that will only allow you a certain height and width. To get a LARGER dimension it has to be exported as something that PhotoShop will open (or is there another way?). It seems to only export at 72-96 dpi. So, when the poster is proportionally stretched in PhotoShop there is pixelization in the images, and thus in the print. <br><br> Anyone have any ideas to help get a smoother image??<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> At 03:59 PM 6/15/2007, you wrote:<br> <blockquote type="cite"><font color="#000080" size="2"> Fonts won't pixelate when printed from PowerPoint (really large), but images will.&nbsp; I think you can make a PowerPoint about 36 by 48 or so, perhaps a bit wider (might be 52).&nbsp; The only thing you can do with an image is use a very high dpi one, as that is bitmapped, not vector based, like the fonts will be in PowerPoint. <br> &nbsp;<br> mb<br> &nbsp;<br> </font><font color="#808080" size="1">Michael Brewer<br> Slavic Studies, German Studies &amp; Media Arts Librarian<br> University of Arizona Library <br> </font><font color="#000080" size="1"> <a href="mailto:brewerm@u.library.arizona.edu" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)"> brewerm@u.library.arizona.edu</a><br> <hr> </font><div align="center"><font color="#000080" size="1"></font></div> <font face="Tahoma" size="2"><b>From:</b> <a href="mailto:owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)"> owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu</a> [<a href="mailto:owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)"> mailto:owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu</a>] <b>On Behalf Of </b>Chuck McCann<br> <b>Sent:</b> Friday, June 15, 2007 12:06 PM<br> <b>To:</b> <a href="mailto:videolib@lists.berkeley.edu" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)">videolib@lists.berkeley.edu </a><br> <b>Subject:</b> [Videolib] Printing Posters/Pixelization<br> </font><font face="Times New Roman, Times">&nbsp;<br> Ninety percent of my patrons who want a poster made will come with their poster on a PowerPoint file. The dimensions of a PowerPoint slide will only expand to 24 x 36 inches (there about) -- so to get a bigger poster what we have done is saved the slide as a .jpg and resized it in Photoshop. <br> &nbsp;<br> <b>QUESTION:</b> What are some technical tips for reducing FONT AND IMAGE pixelization??<br><br> Chuck McCann<br> Dept. Head, Digital Media Center<br> Florida State Libraries<br> &quot;Ask A Media Librarian&quot; AIM account/e-mail: </font><font color="#0000ff" face="Times New Roman, Times"> <a href="mailto:cmccann@mailer.fsu.edu" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)">cmccann@mailer.fsu.edu</a><br> <a href="http://www.lib.fsu.edu/dlmc/dmc" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)"> http://www.lib.fsu.edu/dlmc/dmc</a><br> </font><font face="Times New Roman, Times">850.644.3094 or 850.644.5924 <br> </font>VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors. </blockquote> <p> Chuck McCann<br> Dept. Head, Digital Media Center<br> Florida State Libraries<br> &quot;Ask A Media Librarian&quot; AIM account/e-mail: <font color="#0000ff"><a href="mailto:cmccann@mailer.fsu.edu" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)"> cmccann@mailer.fsu.edu</a><br> <a href="http://www.lib.fsu.edu/dlmc/dmc" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)"> http://www.lib.fsu.edu/dlmc/dmc<br> </a></font>850.644.3094 or 850.644.5924 VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors. </p></blockquote></div><br></span></div><div> <span style="border-collapse: separate; border-spacing: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Lucida Grande; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"> <span style="border-collapse: separate; border-spacing: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Lucida Grande; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"> <span style="border-collapse: separate; border-spacing: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Lucida Grande; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"> <span style="border-collapse: separate; border-spacing: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Lucida Grande; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"> <div>T. Weston Miller</div><div>Director, Instructional Technology &amp; Media</div><div>Earlham College, Drawer 5</div><div>Richmond, IN&nbsp; 47374-4095</div><div><br></div><div>Voice: 765-983-1278</div><div>E-mail:&nbsp; wesm@ <a href="http://earlham.edu" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)"> earlham.edu</a></div><div><br></div><div>Immediate Past-President, Association for Educational Communications and Technology.&nbsp; (<a href="http://www.aect.org" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)"> http://www.aect.org</a>)</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div>AECT 2007 Conference - Anaheim, CA October 23-27, 2007</div><br></span></span></span></span> </div><br></div></div></blockquote></div><br><br clear="all"><br> -- <br>Michael Cook<br>Head of Public Computing<br>Albert R. Mann Library<br>Cornell University<br>Ithaca, NY&nbsp;&nbsp;14853-4301<br>email: <a href="mailto:mnc2@cornell.edu">mnc2@cornell.edu</a><br>office: 607-255-7959<br>mobile: 607-592-5274

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