[Carina Nebula. Captured by NASA's new James Webb Space Telescope and printed on HD Metal by Posterjack.]
James Webb Space Telescope Images are Available to Print
The first images captured in infrared light by NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope are incredible to behold. The images are also public domain, which means you are free to print them for your own personal use in your home. You can download high resolution images direct from NASA's website or the Webb Telescope website and edit them yourself. For an even better experience, we will provide the links of optimized print-ready images for you below.
How to Print NASA Images
The first step to printing the NASA images is to download a high resolution version of the image to your computer. You can then either print this on your home computer or you can use a service such as Posterjack to print it for you. If you decide to go with Posterjack, you simply choose the type of product you wish to print it on, select the size you'd like to print, and then upload the file which you have saved on your computer.
Should the Space Images be Printed Glossy or Matte?
[Stephan’s Quintet. One of the first images captured by NASA's new James Webb Space Telescope and printed on acrylic by Posterjack.]
While the choice between glossy or matte is an individual preference and depends on the lighting and glare where the print will be displayed, we suggest glossy for these extraordinary space images. The best product we offer at Posterjack is our HD Metal Prints and the prints of these images look incredible. We also highly recommend our super glossy Acrylic Prints which give an amazing depth to the images. If you are looking for a more budget-friendly option, then a print on Glossy Photo Paper also looks fantastic.
How Large Can I Print the James Webb NASA Images?
The images available for download on the Webb Telescope website are available in very high resolution. In fact, the largest files they offer are too large to work with and would surpass our 100MB and 100 megapixel image upload limits. To assist you, we have composed images that you can use to print that will look amazing, all the way up to our largest sizes such as 32"x48". Of course, you can also make smaller prints with these same digital images. One thing to remember is that when you print an image smaller, the printable DPI will be higher, but you will also be looking at it from a shorter viewing distance. When you print a very large image like a 32x48", you will be standing back five to six feet to take in the entire image, allowing for a lower printable DPI.
Related: How Big Can I Print My Photo?
Should I Print the Webb NASA Images?
Whether you are a junkie of the cosmos or just appreciate the marvel of the universe we live in, these images make for a stunning piece of art. So if you like the visuals, go ahead and print them, you won't be disappointed!
Where Do I Find the Free NASA Images?
You can find and download the images directly on NASA's website (medium resolution), or on the Webb Telescope website (all resolutions available).
We also have these two optimized print-ready versions ready for download that you can upload and print at Posterjack on any of our printable products. We highly suggest that you use these versions below unless you are experienced using graphic editing software like Photoshop.
1. Carina Nebula - 10,800 x 6,255 pixels | 50MB
2. Stephan's Quintet - 9000 x 8629 pixels | 52 MB