How to Create Large Posters at Home

 

Have you ever wanted to enlarge your images into huge posters, right at home, without having to go over to the copy shop?

With BlockPosters.com, you can! At The Gilded Daisy, I use Block Posters all the time to enlarge images for our projects. Recently, I printed out an enlarged image of a scarecrow for my coming tutorial on Black Board Art.  This is great for simple images or images that may easily be pieced back together.  Not a great application for the cow or sheep image  though

Today, I’d like to share a quick, step-by-step tutorial on how to use the website so you can start printing enlarged images for your projects!

Start by heading over to blockposters.com. On the homepage, click the pink “Get Started” button to start the process.

 

Block Posters Homepage

 

On the next page, click green “Upload Your Image” button. A pop-up will open up and you can select the picture you’d like to enlarge. I decided to enlarge a gorgeous angel image (I’ve included a download at the end of this tutorial).

 

Upload your image to blockposters.com

 

Select the image you'd like to upload

 

Once your image is uploaded, you can customize the settings to fit your specific needs. For example, you can specify the exact size you want your image to be, orientation, and the paper size.

 

Update the settings for your poster

 

When you’re happy with the settings, click the green “Create My Poster!”

On the next page, click the pink “Download Your Poster” button to download your enlarged image. That’s it!

 

Download your poster right at home

 

If using an inkjet printer, you must then have them photocopied on a toner printer.  Make sure to find out what type of printer is being used.  Always ask first.

Below are my pages for this blackboard I was making.  As I was only tracing the pattern on to the blackboard and not image transferring in this project, the text is not reversed.  When image transferring remember, you must reverse the text.

The pages must be trimmed and taped together on the back on the print.  There tends to be white spaces/lines where the papers join.  A seam may be visible.  This seam is painted in once the transfer is complete.

Try uploading some images from Graphic Fairy and give BlockPoster a try.  Most of hers have the images already transferred.  Pick images that can easily be touched up when starting out. Enjoy 🙂

 

 

Here is the link  http://www.blockposters.com/

 

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