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Film Output

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2.00 LBS
Calculated at checkout
Maximum file size: 512 MB

Product Description

Using our own FD waterproof film, Wasatch RIP software, and fully calibrated Epson printers we can output film with your separated files to your specifications. All of our printed film is guaranteed to have a dMax rating of 3.5. What does this mean? It means that the imaging is very dense and the halftone dots are very crisp. Since the film is dimensionally stable you won't have to worry about the registration being off. Since we print off a roll we can do film sizes up to 42" x 100'. If you don't see a size that suits your needs please contact us for more information.

Do you need the file separated also? We can handle that too. We offer a wide variety of separation techniques to suite your printing needs. Please check out our separations page for more information:

If you'll be providing us a separated file we require it to be sent in one of the following formats:

  • Adobe Illustrator (ai, eps or pdf) Image must be to final output size. Each color must be a spot color or 100% black. Any CMYK or RGB colors will print as halftones.
  • Adobe Photoshop (psd, dcs 2.0, tif) at 200dpi or higher at size, the separated colors must be saved to channels
  • If the image has halftone dots please specify line screen and frequency. We recommend 35 lpi for use with discharge inks, 45 lpi for most applications and 55 or 65 lpi if you need to hold really fine detail. By default we run all spot color half tones at 45 lpi at 52.5 degrees. Other dot sizes and angles available upon request. We recommend using a screen that is 5x the lpi. So a 45-lpi film will require a screen with minimum of 225 mesh.
  • Since the film is being produced on an inkjet printer the lowest font size we recommend would be 8pts. We've printed as low as 4 pt but through a loop the image may be hard to read.


We check the files for potential problems and will notify you if something doesn't look right. But to reduce the chance of an error or a delay in the order please follow the above guidelines. If you're not sure about how to set up the file just send us an email with your art and we'll get right back to you:  info@filmdirectonline.com

  • Please upload the image at the time of the order to the image up-loader on this page. Or Email us the file or a DropBox link

The price listed here is for one sheet of film. If you have a multiple color design or multiple images please update the shopping cart to reflect the total number of sheets to be output. Pick the sheet size as big or bigger than your art file with a 1/4 inch bleed around the file.  IE If your file is a full 13" then order the 17x22" film as it may get cut off or reduce the size to 12.5"



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  1. Oversize Film 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Mar 2017

    Much better than splicing film together from my imagesetter. No seams or tape marks washing out on my all-over screens. Prompt service. Quality product at a great price.

  2. Film too cloudy for our screener to use 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Sep 2016

    We had been looking for an alternative source for outputting film for product graphics. The film was inexpensive and the turnaround was very quick. However the film was too cloudy (not crystal clear) for our screener to use. Also, looking at the film under a loupe, there were horizontal lines running through the black (which in our case is mostly small text). Maybe these issues are acceptable for printing t-shirts or other items that don't require such fine detail, but for us the film was unusable.

  3. Dense sharp black 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Jul 2016

    For years I've been adhoc-ing transparencies with my laser and bubble jet. I've all but given up due to low quality film output. My latest project I decided to use Film Direct and the results were flawless. Certainly better than doing it the way I used to.

  4. Repeat Customer 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Jul 2016

    Good films, made fast. Good communication, we will continue to come here for our film output.

    Thank you for caring to do a good job.

  5. Nice and black blacks 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd May 2016

    The film was just as hoped for... the black was nice and black, perfect for burning our screens.

    Product shipped fast.

    We'll be sure to use these guys again.

  6. Just what I needed 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Apr 2016

    The large format film positive exceeded my expectations. The order was fulfilled and shipped promptly at a very reasonable price.

  7. great service 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Mar 2016

    I am happy and I will be a repeat customer. the shipping was fast, the quality of the film is excellent, and they responded to my inquiry very quickly and on a Saturday night.

  8. Solid 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Mar 2016

    Continuing to be very satisfied with the price and quality.

  9. Very Happy 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Feb 2016

    I looked everywhere for a company that would print oversize films for my silkscreen separations. I finally found Film Direct and I won't go anywhere else. I am completely satisfied with the whole process from ordering to placing the films under the exposure unit. The films arrived safely and quickly and were professionally packaged. I am so impressed with the quality of the films. Now that the images are on my screens I can't be happier. I highly recommend their services.

  10. No brainer 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Oct 2015

    Thanks for the extremely quick service and quality product. My clients are thrilled with how the prints have turned out, but any printmaker knows that great films are the key to making great screens. And additionally, the couriers happened to damage one of the deliveries to the point where the films were missing from the tube and Film Direct made it right immediately and replaced the films as soon as they could.

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