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Poster Printing

Driver settings for Windows
Driver settings for Mac OS 9
How to make a poster from your printouts

Poster printing allows you to print poster-size images by enlarging one page to cover several sheets of paper.

Note:
  • This feature is not available with Mac OS X.
  • This feature is not available when selecting the Borderless check box on the Main menu (Windows) or in the Page Setup dialog box (Mac OS 9).

Driver settings for Windows

Access the printer driver.
For Windows in "Accessing the Printer Driver"

Click the Main tab, then make the Quality Option setting. For details, see online help.

Make the appropriate Type setting.
Media Types

Make the appropriate Size setting.

Select Portrait (tall) or Landscape (wide) to change the orientation of your printout.

Click the Page Layout tab and select the Multi Page, then select Poster Printing. Click the up or down arrow to select 2x2, 3x3, or 4x4.

Click Settings to adjust the way your poster will be printed. The Poster Settings dialog box opens.

Make the following settings.

Print Cutting Guides

Select this check box to turn the cutting guide options on.

Overlapping Alignment Marks

Slightly overlaps the panels and prints alignment markers so that the panels can be aligned more precisely.

Trim Lines

Prints border lines on the panels to guide you when trimming the pages.

Note:
If you want to print only a few of the panels without printing the entire poster, click the panels that you do not wish to print.

Click OK to close the Poster Settings dialog box.

After completing the steps above, print one test copy and examine the results before printing an entire job.


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Driver settings for Mac OS 9

Access the Page Setup dialog box.
For Mac OS 9 in "Accessing the Printer Driver"

Make the appropriate Paper Size setting.

Select Portrait (tall) or Landscape (wide) to change the orientation of your printout.

Click OK to save the settings and close the Page Setup dialog box.

Access the Print dialog box.
For Mac OS 9 in "Accessing the Printer Driver"

Make the appropriate Media Type setting.
Media Types

Click the Layout icon button.

Select the Multi-Page check box in the Layout dialog box, then select Poster.

Make the following settings.

1 page covers xx sheets

Specifies how many printed sheets of paper the enlarged document page will cover. You can choose from 4, 9, or 16 sheets.

Overlapping Alignment Marks

Slightly overlaps the panels and prints alignment markers so that the panels can be aligned more precisely.

Trim Lines

Prints border lines on the panels to guide you when trimming the pages.

Panel Selection

Click the panels you do not need to print, then click the OK button to print the remaining panels.

Note:
If you want to print only a few of the panels without printing the entire poster, click Panel Selection, click the panels that you do not wish to print, then click OK.

Click OK to save the settings and close the Layout dialog box.

After completing the steps above, print one test copy and examine the results before printing an entire job.


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How to make a poster from your printouts

Here is an example of how to make a poster with 2x2 selected under Poster Printing and Overlapping Alignment Marks selected as the print cutting guide. Refer to the accompanying illustrations as well.

Cut off the margin of Sheet 1 along a vertical line through the center of the top and bottom cross marks, as shown in the illustration below.

Place the edge of Sheet 1 on top of Sheet 2 and align the cross marks, then temporarily tape the two sheets together from the back side.

Cut the taped sheets in two along a vertical line through the alignment markers (this time, a line to the left of the cross marks), as shown in the illustration below.

Align the edges of the paper together using the alignment markers and tape them from the back side of the paper.

Repeat the instructions from step 1 to step 4 to tape Sheets 3 and 4 together.

Repeat the instructions from step 1 to step 4 to tape the top and bottom faces of the paper.

Cut off the remaining margins.

Warning:
Be careful when using sharp tools.


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