Can I Print a Mobile Phone Image on Metal?

If you have a camera phone you can take a decent photo. In fact, you can almost pass as a professional photographer without having to know much about basic photography, thanks to the digital technology built into your phone.

The question is can you make quality prints of your digital images?

The simple answer is, yes you can. But how big you can go without losing quality depends on one thing – pixels.

In case you did not know a digital photo is comprised of millions of pixels. Pixels are tiny squares of color.

The quantity and density of pixels affect the quality of the available print size. The smaller the print size, the tighter the pixels, which means the image quality will be at its best in terms of clarity. Larger print sizes may make the pixels larger too, and when that happens, the integrity of the photo could be compromised and you may end up with a fuzzy, out of focus effect. The image becomes “pixelated.”

To determine how big of a print you can go for your digital image without losing quality, you need to know how many pixels make up your photo. For example, photos taken with iPhone models 6s, 7 and 7Plus contain 12 million pixels whereas images from the iPhone 4s through 6Plus models contain 8 million pixels. Photos taken by any of these models do make it possible to print as big as 16” x 20” or larger without losing quality, which is perfect if you want to print on metal to transform your “amateur” photo into a work of art.

The best thing to do is to contact a professional metal print group like Image Wizards to handle the techy stuff. You’ll be amazed at the end result.