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madrob

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printing plans
« on: September 28, 2007, 10:59:09 AM »

How do i print a 75inch long plan out using photoshop?
i thought it would print out on a4 so i could mosiac it together but ohhhh no nowt in life is that simple :o
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Telstar

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Re: printing plans
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2007, 11:38:26 AM »

Hi  I use Paint shop Pro, and thought (like you ) that patching together sections of a large print would be straightforward. No way.  I have found in my printer setup menu (I have a cannon printer ) in page setup if I ask for a "print size" larger than A4, then a different page opens allowing me to print over more than one sheet. When I asked for a print preview the PC did its "own thing" for almost 2min (thought I'd crashed) but in the end I got an A3 print on 2 sheets of A4.
Don't know if this helps your  problem,
 Best of luck
Tom
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Re: printing plans
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2007, 12:04:05 PM »

Hi Madrob!
I've found that the best way to print out plans is to convert the Photoshop image to a tif format and then import it into a document created in Freehand, which is extremely 'printer-friendly', allowing you to tile the plan on A4 or A3 pages. Fortunately I have access to a Mac at work, which probably has an edge on PCs when it comes to this, but I stand to be corrected!

If you don't have access to Freehand, Adobe Illustrator works just as well, and probably CorelDraw on PCs.

Hope this helps!

Regards, Glyn
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Re: printing plans
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2007, 12:27:27 PM »

Hope no one minds me pointing towards another forum, but Model Ship World has a good tutorial on this subject.

http://modelshipworld.com/phpBB2/photoshopintro.php

Rick
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romainpek

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Re: printing plans
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2007, 12:58:02 PM »

There is Microsoft Publisher which works, when you request a poster print.

You can decide the width of the overlap.
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Re: printing plans
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2007, 03:14:12 PM »


Thanks for that info,Rick

I am considering enlarging my Rotterdam plans.  Should be fun. See 'Scale thread'

Cheers...Ken
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Re: printing plans
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2007, 12:00:11 AM »

Find out what programme your local print shop uses and convert to a compatible one.
A pro shop can print straight off a paper roll, so limited to 100 metres.
75 inches no problem and you have one piece plans.

Bob
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madrob

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Re: printing plans
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2007, 11:47:59 AM »

found a program on internet called proposter, used that, stuck all the a4 bits together and hey presto.

thanks guys

Rob
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