Creating a poster-size print on home printer is an interesting way to experiment with larger prints. Many printer manufacturers offer large print sizes as free upgrades, which is the case for most models.
Mostly, this method is for people who have a very small home office or do not want to purchase a large printer because of the size. Since the standard printer size is 12 by 18 inches, this method works great!
When printing a standard paper size, you must use the largest setting available on your printer. The maximum paper size offered by most printers is 14 inches wide and 16 inches high.
Choose the paper for your poster
There are two main types of paper used for craft and paper products. There is pulp paper, which is the thinner type of paper used for crafts, and poster-quality printer-friendly paper such as copypaper.
When planning your poster-size paper needs, it is important to buy enough material to equal those needs. So if you intend to create a chart representing your organization’s mission, you should buy enough printer-friendly material to represent the number of pages needed.
Poster-quality printer-friendly material can be costly, often costing more than other types due to higher quality standards. However, this saved money can be returned in increased sales!
To use the printer, fold over the top of the paper as if printing a check and then feed into the print tube. The machine will extrapolate the correct size page from that feedback.
Choose the font for your poster
When choosing a font for your poster, there are several key things to consider. First, determine the width of your poster. This will tell you how many characters the font should be capitalized as.
If the font is wider than the paper, increase the paper size to accommodate the text. If there are certain letters larger, add an asterisk (*) before them to distinguish them from other letters.
Then, find a good quality printer and have them output your poster! This can be costly if you do not have a printer at home, but try not having it when you go to sleep and next day it is gone!
Instead, use computer or phone printers that accept HTML and convert those to printable files. Or, just buy a simple thin plastic A-B-C-D that can be printed on depending on what your poster looks like.
Adjust font size for poster layout
When printing a poster-sized layout, you will need to set the printer resolution to at least fourteen-point type. This means that when you print the layout, it will be fourteen-inches wide by fourteen-inches high!
If you have a regular printer, go to the device’s settings and increase the resolution to achieve the same size layout. If you have a large printer, use one of those to print the layout.
After doing this, your poster will be on paper only until you add it to your printer in step six. When it is printed, turn off the output automatically feature on your computer or device so that it does not turn on the printer for more prints.
Use all caps for font style
When printing poster-size pictures, most homesprinters offer three different font styles: small caps, large caps, or no cap at all. Choosing which style you need can make a big difference in the aesthetic look of your picture.
Most people would prefer the small cap for more formal purposes, such as placing a wedding ring on one finger and putting an elegant bouquet in another. The other two styles would be fine for more casual purposes, such as putting the picture of your family on a poster of your family.
Using only small caps can look nice when adding some titles to your picture, like wedding vows or a baptism ceremony. There are also some printer packages that allow you to use only large caps, which is nice if you need a large enough poster to put your whole family on.
Use bold and italic font styles
When printing poster-sized, the font must be in bold or italic style. If not, then the printer will format the text as regular text, which is not ideal.
To use either of these formats, put a space between every word and type them in. Then, press any button on your printer to finalize your print.
This is important to do if you want the textbold or bolder format on your poster. You can also use the same method to create finer prints such as fine point or italic touch.
If you do not want either of these styles for your poster, then put none in front of those words and types! Then press any button on your printer to finalize your print.
Add pictures to your poster
Before you can print your poster on your home printer, you must add pictures to the printer. You can upload pictures using a computer or tablet, or you can use a smartphone or computer.
When creating a new account with Facebook, you can also add pictures to your account. This is how people will know what size poster you want made and where to send it!
When sending your poster, make sure it is in white balance correct. Some printers do not match up well with white paper very well! If the paper looks brown and thick, then do not send it!
Once your poster is sent, check it in a few days to see if it has been printed.
Plan your message
In order to plan your print poster size, you must know your printer paper size range. Here, we will talk more about how to determine your paper range.
Most printer paper brands have a standard prefix that is added to the manufacturer’s name. For example, standard-weight paper has the letter-height value of a regular piece of thick white paper.
This standard-weight prefix is found on most printer papers, including plain white sheets sold as postage or mailing papers. These types of papers are cost effective because they are already measured in inches and feet!
Other brands have a standard-size prefix that is not found on the paper itself, but instead on the manufacturer’s packaging. This standard-size prefix is used when setting a size for a printed piece.
Make outline of content
If your printer does not offer a poster size equivalent to that of a A4 paper, you can make your own. You can use computer programs or even cheap pencil and paper to make this possible.
This method uses the molecular structure of the paper to give you a strong outline of your content. This is done by using varying thicknesses of paper and drawing lines across them.
When printing, make sure that you are using the right cartridge for your printer and that it has enough ink to print the content. Some printers do not require an additional cartridge to be installed in order for this app to work.
If you have trouble putting your print out on schedule or if it looks loose or faded, check how much ink and printer cartridge you have left.