View Full Version : Printing huge picture on mutliple sheets....

04-21-2007, 09:20 AM
Well I want to print a big hi-res pic on mutliple sheets for banner and then piece them together to make one big pic like so:


anybody know how to do this?

04-21-2007, 09:31 AM

04-21-2007, 09:53 AM
lol rasterbating ftw!

The picture would have to be like 22X17 inches right? And I'm not sure if it'll have white margines =/ . Just bring up the picture and the rulers and drag a vertical ruler guide to 11 inches and then a horizontal ruler guide to 8.5 and you have four segments. Now use the square selecting tool and ctrl X and paste it onto a new page and do this with all of them. Now I'm pretty sure you'll have white margins that you may have to cut off. And this is just the way I would do it.

04-21-2007, 10:26 AM
Yes rasterbating is great. If you guys hadn't already suggested it that what i was going to say.

04-21-2007, 12:12 PM
Print it on photo paper. If your printer supports borderless printing, try that. Otherwise print and then cut off the white margins on the pages.

I rasterbated a Proto on my wall a while ago.

It was the first Rasterbation I had ever done, so it wasn't perfect. I would recommend trying to get by without tape on the front seams and finding a better way to mount it than thumbtacks.

04-21-2007, 12:22 PM
I rasterbated Russian Legion on my wall, it's pretty tight, and it's huge. I actually like the white borders, but that's just me. I'll get pictures if you want.

Keep in mind, rasterbating does not give you "quality" per-se. It lacks in detail, depending on how large you want your picture to be. Essentially, all it does is turn a normal picture into different sized dots. All black. It's actually pretty dang neat.

04-21-2007, 12:49 PM
Outsourcing FTW.

www.mpix.com Have them print it out in large format and go with that. Its your safest bet. Can I ask what you're doing this for?

Edit: Fixed link. Wrong URL.

04-21-2007, 01:45 PM
I got a banner I am going to airbrush for my pb team and wanted to print out the photoshop design large scale, for me its easier to paint that way instead of trying to scale everything.

04-21-2007, 03:41 PM
Find someone with a plotter and just print it as big as you want :)

Might know someone who has one ;)

04-21-2007, 03:44 PM
Around here, the Kinko's have large format plotters. No idea what the cost is though.

04-21-2007, 11:08 PM
Kinko's ftw for semi-professional looking stuff!

04-22-2007, 12:19 AM
Rasters are the only way you can go with a continual tone image such as what phat showed there. It would be a bit more clear if the original was a higher definition half tone than what he used. Clarity depends on how refined a half tone the original is. If it is a vector(line only) drawing, the clarity will remain the same no matter what size you print it out at. The only difference from the original would be the line thicknesses as you gradate larger. If the original is a low definition raster as phat showed, that's all the refined image you will yield from that particular image -

04-22-2007, 04:15 PM
Just my opinion, but I think you can find something better to put on a team banner than one person's gun. That is, unless your team name is "Team Blastoise Ego"

04-22-2007, 05:50 PM
Just my opinion, but I think you can find something better to put on a team banner than one person's gun. That is, unless your team name is "Team Blastoise Ego"

lol that was the picture I had loaded in photoshop last so i just clicked it to make the example.

The banner is team logo with sponsors and other graphics.