Glossary

DPI/PPI

This is the amount of dots or pixels within a 1 inch line in an image. This determines the resolution

of the image and how big you can enlarge a photo before you lose quality.

RASTER IMAGE

A digital image made out of pixels. They are also known as bitmap images. JPEGs and TIFF files are common types of raster images. 

 

These files work best in smaller formats and are not recommended to be enlarged at a high scale because of the loss of quality, unless they are very large, high quality photos (RAW images).

VECTOR

An image that can be scaled up or down to any size, without losing quality. This is possible because a vector image does not contain pixels, but uses mathematical processes to create the elements of an image.

BLEED

The area around the edges of a printed image that are cut off during installation. This ensures that installers will have enough material to cover the desired space. Levey recommends 2” of bleed on the left and right sides and 4” of bleed on the top and bottom of your image.

RESOLUTION

The amount of pixels in an image (See also DPI/PPI). Levey recommends a resolution of at least 350 DPI for raster images and 300 DPI for vectors.

STRIKEOFF

A printed portion of your design on your desired substrate in order for you to see how the final product will look like. Strikeoffs are used for content, layout, substrate and colour approvals.

OVERLAP/DOUBLE CUT

A method of installation where the first panel is hung and the following panels are hung referencing the first panel and its crosshair marks. Panels should overlap by about 2” and the

two-crosshair markings are matched at eye level.

STOCK PHOTO

An existing photograph that can be purchased or licensed for use in your design. There are many websites where stock photos are available. If you are in need of assistance when looking at image

licensing, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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