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Jacob Bonta
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Large Scale Printed Design

Post by Jacob Bonta » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:59 pm

Hello,

I've been looking around for the answer to this question, and haven't been very successful. Anyways, here it is: Where do you go to get a design printed in large format? Bigger that 3'x3'. I'm trying to print a digital drawing so I can create an outline to trace, and can't seem to find where to get a super large scale version printed. Hopefully someone on here has the answer to this. Thanks in advance!

-Jake Bonta

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Re: Large Scale Printed Design

Post by Doug Bernhardt » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:41 pm

Hi Jacob, I'm not sure if this is the answer you're looking for but if you have access to a projector (there are quite a few on the market) you should be able to trace your design to anything you like as far as size goes. I have an old Artograph from many years ago but they also make them to accept digital images and photos these days.

Jacob Bonta
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Re: Large Scale Printed Design

Post by Jacob Bonta » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:35 am

I did have access to a projector for a while, until it blew up... It was an old overhead projector, and stopped working during my second project with it. I'd love to get another one sometime, because of how easy it was to get the outline of the image on my working surface. I'm still wondering how to get a large printed version of my outline for the pounce pattern technique.

Terry Westlin
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Re: Large Scale Printed Design

Post by Terry Westlin » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:30 pm

If it's a picture or copy of some sort, scan it into your computer and put the file on a jump drive. Find an office supply store and some wally worlds can print 4' or larger. If it's just for tracing then quality is not much of an issue so draft mode may not be as much.

I have also taken pictures (with something to scale off of) head on and just loaded that into the computer and traced from there.

You could also tile your copy as a last resort and tape it all together for tracing?
Terry

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