It’s often best to use a smaller scale. This can be in the form of a half-scale or quarter-scale as this will reduce the filesize. If your design exceeds 5m in either direction, please use a smaller scale. Adobe software and PDFs are great to use as they have an in-built limit of 5080mm for either width or height. However, some software (such as CorelDRAW), allow the creation of canvases beyond this size. Unfortunately, this will cause issues when we edit your artwork to send you a proof of how your product will look like so they should be avoided.
|Scale||Artwork Canvas Size|
|100% (Full) Scale||5000mm × 1000mm|
|50% (Half) Scale||2500mm × 500mm|
|25% (Quarter) Scale||1250mm × 250mm|
|10% Scale||500mm × 100mm|
To calculate the canvas width and height you will need for a smaller scale, simply take your full-size measurement (eg: 5000mm) and multiply it by your desired scale. We’ve included these below:
|50% (Half) Scale||0.5|
|25% (Quarter) Scale||0.25|
So, for a quarter-scale design: 5000 × 0.25 = 1250.