We will be looking them on 1400 projector, so will not notice any difference. The competition judges will be looking at them projected at 1600 and will see more detail. The 1400s will be 25% smaller (area) and will appear absolutely as they should, just smaller. This is a disadvantage.
A new issue has arisen since I wrote that news item this morning. The rules for the Feb/Mar Lcpu Annuals say that 1600 is required – this is counter to their announced that I publicised and I have queried it.
I can see that the Lcpu must have 1600s to submit to the PAGB in June for the Fed comps. These are usually selected from the A I comps in May, however. There is no need to change the rules right now.
In answer to your other point, no, we cannot change the rules part way through the season, and will stick with 1400. I would ask you to save 1600 versions of anything you enter, however, as we may have need of them.
This is a complicated issue and we need to discuss it further.
Oh yes, there is no point in confusing the issue – and, in any case, we sometimes want to use the print PDIs in PDI comps too.
Having refreshed my memory about all this (we discussed it months ago) I feel rather annoyed that we are in this position. The PAGB said “1600 from July” I took this to mean that the 2017 Inter-Feds would be 1400s since they take place in June. That was the basis on which I was happy to stick to 1400s this year. Now I find that the L&CPU want 1600s now. They could at least have softened the blow by introducing it in May with the Annual Individuals Comp or, more sensibly, started with the 2017 KO, as I originally thought they would.