There has been an increasing demand for Acrylic Triptych and Metal Triptychs recently. Because these usually are very large files there a certain requirements needed to produce the best results. A Triptych is an image split into 3 different pieces. The pieces can be equal in size or vary. Triptychs can be done in Wood, Canvas, Metal and Acrylic. Triptychs can be vertical or Horizontal. Horizontal being more popular.
What subject matter works best for an Acrylic Triptych ?
Most Triptychs are abstract or landscape. Creating a Acrylic Triptych of people is not suited for this style. Forests, seascapes, Landscapes, mountains all work very well in this style. Abstracts with plethora of colors on different Panels is really a modern, hip look.
What sizes are popular with Metal Triptych
Both Acrylic and Metal Triptych can be done in any size- Listed below are very popular sizes
30-20 ( 3- 10 x 20 panels)
36-24 (3- 12 x 24 panels)
48-32 (3- 16 x 32 panels)
60-40 ( 3-20 x 40 panels)
72- 48 ( 3-24 x 48 panels)
Do i need a specific file size when creating A Triptych
For larger size Triptychs its important to make sure the file size is large enough to produce a clear image. The file size would need to be large enough to handle the pre split size. Sizes 30-20 ” and 36-24″ may not be a problem but the larger sizes might be. Because we print at 15o d.p.i you would need pixels sizes greater then 6500-7500. Most cameras do not have setting to create in very large sizes. If you shoot in Raw you can adjust the photos to any size. For amateurs who wish to create a Triptych from their Phone or camera, make sure the setting are set on the highest possible size.
Small files can be increased with certain software’s that can increase d.p.i. without losing resolution. As well, brushed metal panels hides any imperfections of the photo.