Want to print your own photo in large format? what to keep in mind

At Nikkel Art you will find the most beautiful personalized wall decoration and custom interior textiles. You can choose from millions of beautiful photos, images and patterns, made with passion by photographers and artists from all over the world, which you can order on a material of your choice. Take a look at this Inspiration page and let yourself be blown away by the possibilities. But did you know that you can also contact Nikkel Art if you want to have your own photo printed on a decorative product and in a format of your choice? Your own snapshot as a photo on aluminum against the wall, on a classic canvas, as a framed poster, on life-size personalized wall mural, on a decorative pillow, on a glass kitchen splash back … it's all possible! You can read in this blog what you should pay attention to when choosing your photo and how to order such a personal decoration product.


Your most beautiful custom photo on the wall

We are regularly asked by our customers whether they can also have their own photo printed in large format. The answer is: yes for sure! At Nikkel Art you can upload your own photo and have it printed on a decorative product in the dimensions you wish. This way we have provided many living rooms and companies with beautiful, high-quality wall decoration with an extra personal touch in recent years. Do you have a beautiful photo of your family or of a distant trip that you want to display as a memory? Or would you like to have your own photo printed on a garden poster? Whatever your reason, we turn any photo or image into a beautiful work of art that you will enjoy for years to come.

In what follows, we explain step by step how you can check whether the quality of your photo is high enough to order in large format. We also tell you how you can upload your own photo to have it printed on a custom decorative product.


Is the quality of my photo sufficient?

All photos and patterns on our website have undergone an extensive quality check and are suitable for large format printing. If you want to have your own photo enlarged and printed, it is important that your photo is of sufficiently high quality. Especially if you want to order a photo in a large format, such as wall mural. On your computer, tablet or phone it may look like the photo is of excellent quality, but printed on a large to very large size that is usually a different story. This is, of course, because the photo will be physically larger (in cm or inches) than on your computer or phone screen. How do you know if the quality of your photo is sufficient? You can easily check this with the following 2 steps.

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Step 1: check how many pixels your photo has

If the number of pixels of your photo is too low and it is printed on a large format, you will see pixels as disturbing blocks in the image. To get a quality result, your photo should be at least 1000 x 1000 pixels. You can easily find out the number of pixels of your photo on your computer. Go to the desired image on your Windows or Mac computer, right-click on the image and then click the 'Summary', 'Details' or 'Show info' button. You can read the number of pixels behind 'Dimensions'.

Step 2: check how much DPI your photo file has

Another way to see if your photo has enough pixels is to check the amount of DPI. To get a quality result, your photo must have at least 150 DPI. Checking how much DPI your photo has is very easy. On a Windows computer, open the desired image in Windows Photo Viewer. Then click on 'File', then 'Properties' - and finally on 'Details'; there you will see the resolution in DPI. On a Mac computer, you open an image in preview. Then click on the 'Tools' button and then 'Show info window'. The DPI image shows the number of pixels/inch.

Not sure yet? Request a proof

If you are still unsure about the quality of your photo, you can request a proof while placing your order. This is the perfect way to check if the quality of your photo is good enough for the size you want to order. You can read below how to request a proof.


Order your own photo on a custom decorative product: step-by-step plan

Go to nikkel-art.co.uk and click on 'Upload your photo' in the menu. A new page will appear with an empty box where you can upload your photo. Upload your photo and choose the product you would like your photo printed on. You can then fully customize your decorative product with your own photo, from dimensions to colors of the print. Add your order to the shopping cart, click on 'Proceed to checkout' or 'Order' and pay for your order via one of the safe online payment methods. After placing your order, we will get to work as soon as possible to customize your product with your own photo and deliver it to your home.

Help, I can't upload my photo!

Are you unable to upload your photo? Then the image is probably too large for our website. In that case you can still send the photo to us via WeTransfer.com. Wetransfer is a free online service that allows you to send large files. Go to wetransfer.com, upload the photo you want to send, enter our email address: [email protected] When we have received your photo, we will send you an email with the link with which you can personalize and order your photo product.

I want a print proof

Are you unsure about the quality of your own photo? Then request a test print. Upload your photo, place your order in the shopping cart, and proceed to checkout. During checkout you can enter your comments in step 3 'Shipping method' in the white bar. Enter something like “I would like a proof”, and we will send you a proof of your order by e-mail. If you do not agree with the proof, you can email us a new photo and we will make a new proof. More information about a proof can be found here: Does my photo have good resolution?



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