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sum1 reccomend software to print BIG images- tiling ?

Discussion in 'HTML, Graphics & Programming' started by R B Customs, 26 Jan 2006.

  1. R B Customs

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 Sep 2005

    Posts: 3,262

    Location: Manchester

    hey guys,
    ive had this problem for a long long time, and it just takes me AGES to do the maths ( whic im not too good at ) and the ink and paper i waste is stupid

    basically my printer prints A4, i have an A3 image, i need to print it at A3, ( or a few mm smaller will do ) and often A2 images aswell

    please tell me theres a simple piece of software that takes the frustration out of spreading one image across 4 pages, or two pages ?

    thanks
    Rick
     
  2. daz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 23,956

    Location: Bucks

  3. R B Customs

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 Sep 2005

    Posts: 3,262

    Location: Manchester

    hey daz,
    thanks,
    downloaded installed, rasterbated... but erm ... oh o0 lol

    im not sure if thats the type of program i need, its just making HUGE dots !! :|
    i need pretty much photo quality, the particular image im doing mwas made at A3, so the quality ias spot on to print at that size .

    lol kool program though, i can see my self using it in the future !!
    cheers
     
  4. SiriusB

    Capodecina

    Joined: 16 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,448

    Location: Manchester

    During the creation of the rasterbated image there are dot size options. Try changing the size and see what happens - smaller the dot the precise I think it will be.

    However, when you have it all together and you look at it it *should* look cool :D

    Just take a look at the gallery on the website.

    SiriusB
     
  5. R B Customs

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 Sep 2005

    Posts: 3,262

    Location: Manchester

    dont get me wrong, its a smashing program, ive already meade a 5x5 poster for my room lol.

    but i just need to print out my college stuff. our sketchbooks are A3, ive made an A3 pic in PS, and my printer can only use A4... im gonna have to do about 15 more of these. so i need a prog EXACTLY liek thatone, ... but ofcourse for photo quality stuff. no distortion or visible dots etc .

    lol i can see my black ink going going... GONe lol :p
     
  6. SiriusB

    Capodecina

    Joined: 16 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,448

    Location: Manchester

    If I wanted photoquality prints and the paper size is too large for my printer, i would take it to a proper printing shop. I'm quite lucky and have someone just up the road who does it... have a look in the yellow pages and have a look online.

    An A3 print cant cost that much and most printers these days can handle electronic images

    SiriusB
     
  7. R B Customs

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 Sep 2005

    Posts: 3,262

    Location: Manchester

    yea i suppose im gonna have to
    you probobly know how hard it is to cut up an imaghe and get it to print out perfectly like i want it too.
    our college does print outs for 40p but the quality is dreadful... im not being picky... it really is terrible, such a shame

    i wish photoshop had a built in banner printing feature or something
    cheers for the help guys
    p.s ive done another raster poster.... sum1 stop me PLEASE :p
    lol
     
  8. Lagz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Jul 2003

    Posts: 1,980

    When I needed to do this I printed it A4 and got it enlarged on a colour photocopier. Quite expensive but excellent quality.
     
  9. R B Customs

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 Sep 2005

    Posts: 3,262

    Location: Manchester

    yea, im gonna have to find a copy shop

    ive done it in the past by reducing cutting the mage in half on PS, and printing esach half with the same amout of reduction, but ive got a new printer, and it just isnt behaving as im used to.
    and the alignment of the paper needs to be spot on to make precise maths, which my epson aint good at... it swallows the paper SO fast and isnt to gentle which often throws the paper through a little twisted.

    thanks for all the help guys
    Rick