Film Output

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Bulk discount rates

Below are the available bulk discount rates for each individual item when you purchase a certain amount

Buy 4 - 8 and get 10% off
Buy 9 or above and get 15% off


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 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:

Required Specs: 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:

    • 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

Limitations: Please note this film will not work well for certain high detail applications such as some offset printing. Please note the limitations below.

  • Fonts below 8 pt
  • Line Screen Above 65lpi
  • strokes or lines below .5pt

Volume Pricing: Orders over 5 sheets receive a discount of 10% and order over 9+ sheets receive 15% off off each sheet. Add to cart to see price adjustment. 

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"

Limited Liability: We warrant the product to be free from material defect. If there is an issue with the film you must notify Film Direct within 3 working days of receiving the order. We will choose at our discretion to either reprint the product or refund the purchase. We will not give refunds for carrier loss or destruction however we will reprint and ship the order at no additional charge by a carrier of our choice. We will provide expedited shipping at an additional cost if requested. . By ordering you agree to hold Film Direct harmless from any misprints, lost press time or missed deadlines etc... Our only obligation is to replace or refund the actual purchase price of the film.





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23 Reviews

  • 5
    Just what I needed

    Posted by Steve on 19th Apr 2016

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

  • 5
    great service

    Posted by Scott 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.

  • 5

    Posted by Aaron on 22nd Mar 2016

    Continuing to be very satisfied with the price and quality.

  • 5
    Very Happy

    Posted by Meryl Ruth 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.

  • 5
    No brainer

    Posted by Unknown 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.

  • 5
    Great Quality

    Posted by Unknown on 28th Aug 2015

    Quick turnaround, very dense film positives

  • 5
    Quality Service + Product

    Posted by Hannah on 14th Jul 2015

    Always super satisfied working with FilmDirect. Bryan is very helpful + accommodating and all around great to work with. And the separations are always great quality, very crisp.

  • 5
    Great quality and fast, friendly service

    Posted by Lisa on 2nd Dec 2014

    I use large format films and the quality is great. Crisp line definition, dark black ink deposit and accurate registration for the different colors. The quality of the service is top notch and there is good communication from Film Direct (yes - you Bryan) to make sure everything is done correctly the first time. They also get the work out to me very quickly.

  • 3
    Not 100% what I was hoping for

    Posted by Fred DiMeglio on 22nd Oct 2014

    The ink density was good, and having the oversized print option was what I was looking for, plus the price was better than any local (NYC area) competitors. That said, the file I submitted had vector information in it, but the print quality looks like a bitmap (probably as a result of rip software processing) that means that straight hard edges printed with a jagged edge, not the crisp vector quality I provided in my file.
    Film Direct Added: The file submitted had low resolution raster images embedded in an illustrator document. Which explains the jaggedness in the print.

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