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(Solved & Solved) How do I print a poster?

Post by Cinammon32 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:57 pm

What I'm trying to do here is break up an image (poster, map, picture) so that I can enlarge the image onto 4 sheets, 6 sheets, etc. that I can trim and tape together. In my case it's an old (1850s) southern Ontario map that I'd like to post on my wall. Genealogy stuff . . .

I did manage it by cropping the image into 4 equal sized portions with GwenView but I found it tedious and very touchy to arrive at the same dimensions for each portion. If I could save a custom size it would be great but don't think I can?

I'm hoping that someone can suggest software that will simplify things.
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Re: How do I print a poster?

Post by all41 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:18 pm

I would take the file to an Office Depot and have it properly printed on an
appropriately sized sheet.
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Re: How do I print a poster?

Post by Cinammon32 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:27 pm

Now there's something I never even considered. Excellent suggestion! Thank you.

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Re: How do I print a poster?

Post by absque fenestris » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:55 pm

For the poor unknown Linuxer:

You have a ink jet printer maximum format letter or legal?
Look at the maximum print area - this can vary, depending on the printer type.

I do the following with GIMP (Yes - with Photoshop if it gets paid ...)

1st Rule! Always work with copies!... ... !

Open the picture, create a grid on a new layer above the original image (minimum line width) - slightly smaller than the maximum print area (- 3-4 mm metric, I'm European...)

Choose a suitable color for the grid, for example: it can also be white...

Play with the grid until it fits well with the original picture. If it fits, merge all layers

Now you can cut out sheet by sheet - so that the boundary lines are still visible

Save cut by cut, print all, and you have all the registration marks printed in every picture

Take the knife, cut it out, glue it together...
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Re: How do I print a poster?

Post by Cinammon32 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:40 pm

Hi absque fenestris

did I mention "software that will simplify things"? :lol:

I've saved and printed out your suggestion which will go into my book of helpful hints. For the number of times in a year I want to do this and my lack of experience with Gimp, this method probably won't get used but now at least, I'm aware of it.

I thank you for your suggestion.

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Re: How do I print a poster?

Post by absque fenestris » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:39 pm

At 20 I had a Nikon F2. 3 Settings: ASA - Aperture - Time. Focused by eye...
... ... ...
Now I have a Nikon D3300: Do you seriously think that something has become easier? :lol:
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Re: How do I print a poster?

Post by JerryF » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:53 pm

Cinammon32 wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:57 pm
What I'm trying to do here is break up an image (poster, map, picture) so that I can enlarge the image onto 4 sheets, 6 sheets, etc. that I can trim and tape together. In my case it's an old (1850s) southern Ontario map that I'd like to post on my wall. Genealogy stuff . . .

I did manage it by cropping the image into 4 equal sized portions with GwenView but I found it tedious and very touchy to arrive at the same dimensions for each portion. If I could save a custom size it would be great but don't think I can?

I'm hoping that someone can suggest software that will simplify things.
Check to see if your printer has that feature built in. Some printers do.
Please edit your original post and add [SOLVED] to the beginning of the Subject Line if your problem has been solved. It helps other members.

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Re: How do I print a poster?

Post by absque fenestris » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:24 pm

Check to see if your printer has that feature built in. Some printers do.
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Buy a Wacom Tablet as an adult graphic artist or a Canon printer... or a Mac
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Re: How do I print a poster?

Post by JerryF » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:32 pm

absque fenestris wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:24 pm
Check to see if your printer has that feature built in. Some printers do.
Very sarcastic: Yes after you joined such a strange community, with email-address, birthday, sex and what else ...
and with inexpressibly childish illustrations à la mamma, dadda, gaga, blabla

Buy a Wacom Tablet as an adult graphic artist or a Canon printer... or a Mac
What are you going on about?
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Re: How do I print a poster?

Post by absque fenestris » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:39 pm

1. Wacom drawing tablet setup > Software ArtRage, bundled with tablet
2. Canon printer setup
3. other Canon printer setup > Printing utilities for books, calendars etc.

Working for customers - is incredibly fun, if you have to make all the inputs to activate the included software
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Re: How do I print a poster?

Post by absque fenestris » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:03 pm

Sorry, but to be precise, that's Mac and Windows...
The customers were a photographer, an architect and my sister-in-law - all pretty grown-up
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Re: How do I print a poster?

Post by absque fenestris » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:09 pm

Cinammon32 wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:57 pm
I'm hoping that someone can suggest software that will simplify things.
Hey! Good news! Look for Photoprint
I needed it to reduce pictures. Conversely, it works as well.
Nice.
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Re: How do I print a poster?

Post by Cinammon32 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:12 pm

@ absque fenestris
"Do you seriously think that something has become easier?"

Still laughing . . . perfect . . . :lol:

I tried using Photoprint. Going to have to take another look

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Re: How do I print a poster?

Post by Cinammon32 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:21 pm

1. Just got my poster (20"x30") back from Staples. Colour map 3.5M. It turned out beautifully!
2. Photoprint - and yes it does enlarge! I finally had some time to play with the program. A bit confusing to start with but works well and will get used for enlargements in the future when I'm happy with the cut & Paste approach.

Feedback was great. Thank you.

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Re: (Solved & Solved) How do I print a poster?

Post by phd21 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:53 pm

Hi Cinammon32,

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

+1 for PhotoPrint

+ 1 for using an office supply store or printing service to actually print a poster because it can use a fair amount of ink to print photo quality posters, so it may actually be less expensive to take it somewhere to get printed.

Poster printing in Linux Mint on A4 sheets
https://mintguide.org/office/543-poster ... heets.html

pdfposter is another application for print posters from pdf files.

create and print poster - Google Search
https://www.google.com.sg/search?client ... ehX8i4sPgI


Hope this helps ...
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Re: (Solved & Solved) How do I print a poster?

Post by Cinammon32 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:39 pm

Just looking at that first link . . . posterazor is in the repos and looks like it might also be nice to work with.

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