7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 25, 2012 8:02 AM by the_wine_snob RSS

    howto Print large file on multiple paper

    Kahkjfsdlhjfge

      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?

        • 1. Re: howto Print large file on multiple paper
          the_wine_snob Community Member

          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

          • 2. Re: howto Print large file on multiple paper
            Mylenium MVP

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

             

            Mylenium

            • 3. Re: howto Print large file on multiple paper
              Gernot Hoffmann Community Member

              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

              • 4. Re: howto Print large file on multiple paper
                Trevor.Dennis MVP

                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. 

                • 5. Re: howto Print large file on multiple paper
                  Kahkjfsdlhjfge Community Member

                  @Bill:   No, my Canon Pro9500 Mark II does have several "poster" formats, but non matches a big print in  1 single row. A "tiling" option can't be found by me. Thx for give it a good thought!

                   

                  @ Mylenium:  An interesting option i will certainly have a look in. Thx for this tip!

                   

                  @ Gernot: In these specific case i went for a black/white print, but in (near) future i'll will for sure make works on full colour. Nontheless it's a good point to check for prices at professional print labs. Thx also for this tip i'll for sure dive into.

                   

                  @ Trevor. So true. A good (kalibrated) workflow does cost more then meets the eye. At this point my Canon A3+ printer is sufficient enough according to my work and prints i make. The Large pricture i made now was in fact the first i needed on a larger format. Originally i wanted it on about 65cm height and 4 meters long, but because of the costs of materials AND the restrictions of my printer i settled for the Landscape A3+ size. (in fact i resised theirfor the print to fit the paper)

                  The Professional fotoacademie heredoes own  is a larger printer i can use and i will have a look what it will cost me to print at their place.

                   

                  Over all: maybe i have to get rid of the id i want to do every thing myself and be more practical: leave the special work to those who can, sometimes maybe even cheaper, do these parts of the workflow even better.

                   

                  Everyone, thx for your input !

                  • 6. Re: howto Print large file on multiple paper
                    Gernot Hoffmann Community Member

                    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

                    • 7. Re: howto Print large file on multiple paper
                      the_wine_snob Community Member

                      Had not thought about Acrobat.

                       

                      Thanks for that.

                       

                      Hunt