I am one of a group of photographers who won a commission to supply photographs of the local landscape to be used as part of the interior design of the large new hospital being built in our city. Some of the photographs are to end up as murals, printed on film and applied in sheets to walls - the largest is 8 by 2 metres (26 feet x 6 feet) and it is to go in a 3 metre wide corridor!
Part of our brief is to supply print-ready files. We are told the final resolution required is 150ppi. There is a local professional photo lab that has proved it can up size files to this magnitude with high quality results - the method used is to resample in 1% increments and check the file for artefacts and problems regularly during the process. This is obviously very labour and machine intensive when increasing the size of a file from 5000 pixels wide to about 45000 pixels wide. And in the lead up to Xmas they haven't the capacity to do this for us to meet our end-December deadline.
I've read the discussions I can find here on the topic, one is way too technical for this little black duck, the other referred to an article by Jeff Schewe which turned out to be written in 2007 and didn't really address our issue.
Can anybody point me to some online resources, or an experienced expert in this area who could advise, or a service with the ability to prepare the files for us?