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howto Print large file on multiple paper

Jun 24, 2012 11:33 AM

I have 1 large photo (33cm x 200cm) i like to print on A3+ paper. Not cropped or reseized, but on about 4 papers i can glue toether after printing and so get 1 large file.

 

So in all i'm looking for a way to print from PS cs5 so that , part by part, the image is split on the 4 sheets i like to use.

 

I can of course manually 'cut' the photo into 4 pieces myself, but i really hoped PS CS5 could do this job automaic for me.

 

Is their a way i simply did not find yet?

 
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    Jun 24, 2012 11:36 AM   in reply to Kahkjfsdlhjfge

    Does your printer, and its driver/console support "Tiling?"

     

    If so, then you should be able to do, what you want.

     

    If it does not, it might be possible to do that with 3rd party software, but you might need to check out specs. for the particular 3rd party software, to make sure that it works with your printer.

     

    I am not sure if PS CS6 has a built-in (maybe a Script?) to automatically do that, but others will be able to tell you.

     

    Good luck,

     

    Hunt

     
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    Jun 24, 2012 11:24 PM   in reply to Kahkjfsdlhjfge

    Save as PDF, open in Acrobat/ Adobe Reader, selet tiled printing in the print dialog.

     

    Mylenium

     
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    Jun 25, 2012 2:20 AM   in reply to Kahkjfsdlhjfge

    A3+ is not strictly specified. Often it means 13" x 19" = 329mm x 483mm.

    Therefore you'll need five sheets - sufficient, including the overlapping

    stripes for glueing.

     

    But honestly, if you don't need the poster on fine art paper and if it doesn't

    consume excessive amounts of ink, you'll get it printed reasonably cheap

    by a large format printer. No patchwork at all!

     

    Best regards --Gernot Hoffmann

     
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  • Trevor Dennis
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    Jun 25, 2012 2:52 AM   in reply to Gernot Hoffmann

    Gernot Hoffmann wrote:

     

     

    But honestly, if you don't need the poster on fine art paper and if it doesn't

    consume excessive amounts of ink, you'll get it printed reasonably cheap

    by a large format printer. No patchwork at all!

     

    +1 on getting it done by a print shop. It will be cheaper than you think, and so much less trouble, and won't have all those tacky looking seams.

     

    I know a few camera club type amateurs who own A2 capable inkjet printers, but do less than 20 A3 prints a years, and just about never print at A2. That is crazy.   They are not particularly expensive to buy, but make up for it when you need a full set of cartridges.  They take up a whole desk, and if you only use them twice a month or less, waste a fortune in ink recharging the heads.  One of these people had a particularly hard time getting the colour right, and went through >NZ$1000 worth of consumables doing so. 

     
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    Jun 25, 2012 7:55 AM   in reply to Kahkjfsdlhjfge

    Hello,

     

    Tiling isn't a matter of the printer but of Acrobat.

     

    The illustration shows the dialogue for a very cheap B/W-printer

    (non PostScript) at my communication computer:

     

    See Page Scaling + Overlap.

     

    tiling.png

    PostScript printers offer Tiling for all docs, not only for PDF.

     

    Best regards --Gernot Hoffmann

     

    Don't forget to print Cut Marks and Labels.

     

    Message was edited by: Gernot Hoffmann

     
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    Jun 25, 2012 8:02 AM   in reply to Mylenium

    Had not thought about Acrobat.

     

    Thanks for that.

     

    Hunt

     
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