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    I have been cutting 8" x 10" boards but got the urge to print something in a larger scale. My printer only prints 8 1/2 x 11. I can go to the library and enlarge them but that goes to 11 x 14. Any suggestions on how to print bigger patterns other than buying a new printer, plotter or going to a business to have it enlarged?

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    Hi Steve, I have printed out patterns by Marking a pencil line say half way of the pattern Folding it and enlarging the two halves. Cut on the line then tape together. Hope that helps. I have also done fourths and so on just enlarge the same percentage and you should be fine. Steve
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    • #3
      Get mine copied at Office Depot. Only cost about .15 per copy. Of course that is a business but it's very reasonable.
      Troy

      Scrollin' with DeWalt DW788

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      • #4
        Thanks Steve. Steve will give that a try.

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        • #5
          Do you have a Kinko's near you?

          Many places in USA have a copy / printing Kinko's store near them. At my local Kinko, if I have a PDF, JPG, or EPS file on disk or CD, I can print it out up to 11X17. I have to rent a computer at some fee per half hour, plus the cost of the printing a page (fee based on paper size and paper quality and weight.)

          I also go to Kinko's when I get the SW&C Magazine and copy the insert at full size for 2.50 a side.

          Phil

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          • #6
            I would try that troy since it is cheap to get enlarged, but I have to drive about 45 - 60 minutes for that kind of service. .15 for copy plus 5-6 gallons of gas gets expensive when I get an urge. Thanks anyhow

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            • #7
              I've done with my printer large copies and what I do is tape up all the pages together. I am also about 45 minutes from the closest place that would print for me. Managed all these years on my own and it works very well.
              Diane
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              • #8
                Dragon,
                I think I missed a step. Do you enlarge your patterns say in paint shop and then break them down to several smaller sections for printing and then tape them together?

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                • #9
                  Steve, do you have a spreadsheet such as Calc, the module that comes with the free office suite Open Office? If you insert an enlarged pattern into this program, it will print the pattern off over several pages. All you'll have to do is align the pages once they're printed. I've done this myself and it works great .

                  Gill
                  There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
                  (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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                  • #10
                    I've used Graphic Workshop in the past. It is a program that I like.
                    Diane
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                    • #11
                      Huh, I thought this was a new thread on finishing?
                      Todd

                      Hawk G4, Dremel 1800

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                      • #12
                        oops your right must of had a fat mouse because I thought I was under patterns

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                        • #13
                          A fat mouse...now that is a new one Steve. lol
                          Todd

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                          • #14
                            I think someone spiked my Ice Tea. LOL

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                            • #15
                              Quite right, Todd. I hadn't spotted that this thread would be happier in a different home - I'll move it to a more appropriate spot now .

                              Gill
                              There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
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