sometimes you can check the printer properties, and enlarge it like the Excell, into many sheets, it's called poster I think. and it will go up quite large. I just did it for a portrait class I'm taking with Quilt Univeristy.
My Kinko's charges more than 5! I think it has been so much a foot.
Great ideas to enlarge with. I wonder what I wanted to enlarge? Oh, yeah a drawing of my son's. I thought I would just put the drawing on my light box and do one small quilt first. Only I had trouble copying it that small. Thanks everybody. Jan
Our local FedEx/Kinko's has an enlargement machine that is huge. I've taken an 8 1/2x11 and made it close to 4x6feet. There is a limit to one size, but it was well worth the cost -- if I remember correctly is was only around $5.
I use Excel spreadsheet and my scanner. I either scan it or digitally photo it with my digital camera and then I clean it up in my photo editer, and cut and paste it into Excel. There, I use the image sizer provided in Excel to make it the size I want. When it prints out, you have to trim the sections and tape it together, but it divides it up without any problem. It usually has a little extra overlap on each section, so when you cut the image pieces apart, you have to play with it a bit on the piece you are attaching it to to make it fit. Then tape it down. It's not perfect, but it works for most things. Occasionally, the printer distorts a section a bit more than others, and you have to work harder to make it fit together, but it usually works.
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