Large size banner design issue..help needed immediately?
What DPI should a large format artwork for print be done at?
I want to design a large banner for computer shop and banner will be viewed from a far distance. I will be using photoshop CS4.Sizes to be designed are 11 ft by 5 ft (132inch by 60 inch). My pc have Intel Core2duo processor with 2GB Ram.
What could be the ppi to use for this design without crashing down my pc. Will 72 ppi be okay?
Thanks in advance.
For artwork that will be printed, 300dpi is the minimum to ensure good quality when sent to print.
The best tool to use for such large images is a vector creation program like Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw. You can do this in Photoshop but you will be limited to only that largest size. You can of course scale down, but if you wanted to re-create the design for a larger size, it won't be easy.
72dpi is used mainly for screen devices (like the internet).