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When ordering a print you should pick a print size that is appropriate to the resolution of your image. If you are seeing a warning for one of your images, try ordering a smaller print size. If you wish, contact us for advice.
 

The following table shows the minimum acceptable image size in pixels for each print size (based on the longest edge).

 

Product/longest side Minimum no. of pixels across
(minimum megapixels)
Preferred no. of pixels across
(preferred megapixels)
Passport print mini-prints 200 pixels ( < 1m ) 400+ pixels ( < 1m )
5" 300 pixels ( < 1m ) 800+ pixels ( < 1m )
6" cards, coasters, mug, mousemat, t-shirts 600 pixels ( < 1m ) 1200+ pixels ( 2m + )
7" 600 pixels ( 1m ) 1200+ pixels ( 2m + )
Large and medium calendars 800 pixels ( 1m ) 1600+ pixels ( 3m + )
8" bags, cushions 900 pixels ( 1m ) 1600+ pixels ( 3m + )
10" placemats 900 pixels ( 1m ) 1600+ pixels ( 3m + )
A4 12" 900 pixels ( 1m ) 1600+ pixels ( 3m + )
15" 1000 pixels ( 1.3m ) 2000+ pixels ( 4m + )
A3 poster 1200 pixels ( 1.3m ) 2000+ pixels ( 4m + )
40x30cm and 40cm square canvases 1250 pixels ( 1.5m ) 2000+ pixels ( 4m + )
A2 poster 1500 pixels ( 2m ) 2400+ pixels ( 4m + )
30" 1500 pixels ( 2m ) 3000+ pixels ( 4m + )
60x40cm canvas 1500 pixels ( 2m ) 3000+ pixels ( 4m + )
70cm square canvas 2000 pixels ( 2.5m ) 3000+ pixels ( 4m + )
80x53.5cm canvas 2250 pixels ( 2.5m ) 3000+ pixels ( 4m + )
110x47cm canvas 2500 pixels ( 3m ) 3000+ pixels ( 4m + )
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