What is “Cinematic Print Format”?
I am not alone, there are many of us that enjoy the Cinematic Aspect Ratio. I felt I could share in this feeling and offer a print format, in this ratio, as a way to enjoy and celebrate the images. True Cinema is known to be 1.85:1 which has been commonly translated to 16:9 in the digital era or HDTV format – WideScreen.
“The aspect ratio of an image is the ratio of its width to its height”. I have opted for the now popular 16:9 and fitted this to a photo paper roll of 152mm to a cut length of 86mm, then I wrapped it up with a 6mm white border for a little extra dramatic effect, because it just feels right.
After seeing so many online orders from mobile phones, I realised how many people shoot on hitter phone in 16:9 ratio and would typically have to crop off part of the image in order to print them… not anymore.
And, don’t you worry, 9:16 ratio is just as easy to order if you like those really tall images in vertical format.