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Make 12x18" signs at home on 8.5x11" B&W laser printer



 
 
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Old January 13th 18, 04:35 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,rec.photo.digital,alt.comp.freeware
Eco Clean
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Default Make 12x18" signs at home on 8.5x11" B&W laser printer

Windows sign printing freeware?
Does it exist?

Exact example here uploads.im/YpuVv.jpg
To spray paint plastic sign that are on 12 inches x 18 inches white stock.

Goal is to create a life-sized cutout template on normal 8.5x11" paper.
Then tape template on 12"x18" white plastic stock.
Then spray paint letters of right size with red paint.

If not special sign printing free software is there a trick to print a real
size cutout template with a normal Windows 10 printer of multiple pages of
8.5x11 inch paper taped together by using a trick of some kind?

Plan is to spray paint once I tape the life-sized paper templates over
12x18" plastic stock white boards.
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Old January 13th 18, 11:24 AM posted to rec.photo.digital,alt.comp.freeware,free.spam
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Windows sign printing freeware?
Does it exist?

Exact example here uploads.im/YpuVv.jpg
To spray paint plastic sign that are on 12 inches x 18 inches white stock.

Goal is to create a life-sized cutout template on normal 8.5x11" paper.
Then tape template on 12"x18" white plastic stock.
Then spray paint letters of right size with red paint.

If not special sign printing free software is there a trick to print a real
size cutout template with a normal Windows 10 printer of multiple pages of
8.5x11 inch paper taped together by using a trick of some kind?

Plan is to spray paint once I tape the life-sized paper templates over
12x18" plastic stock white boards.



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Old January 13th 18, 01:40 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,rec.photo.digital,alt.comp.freeware
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Eco Clean wrote:
Windows sign printing freeware?
Does it exist?

Exact example here uploads.im/YpuVv.jpg
To spray paint plastic sign that are on 12 inches x 18 inches white stock.

Goal is to create a life-sized cutout template on normal 8.5x11" paper.
Then tape template on 12"x18" white plastic stock.
Then spray paint letters of right size with red paint.

If not special sign printing free software is there a trick to print a
real size cutout template with a normal Windows 10 printer of multiple
pages of 8.5x11 inch paper taped together by using a trick of some kind?

Plan is to spray paint once I tape the life-sized paper templates over
12x18" plastic stock white boards.


Have you tried any of the online sign-designers? "Design house sign"
under Google gets them. I got mine here;
https://www.designahousesign.com/
Cool! And weathers well.

To get a print of it, I just did a screen-shot.

Ed



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Old January 13th 18, 03:06 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,rec.photo.digital,alt.comp.freeware
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On 13/01/2018 12:40:14, Ed Cryer wrote:
Eco Clean wrote:
Windows sign printing freeware?
Does it exist?

Exact example here uploads.im/YpuVv.jpg
To spray paint plastic sign that are on 12 inches x 18 inches white stock.

Goal is to create a life-sized cutout template on normal 8.5x11" paper.
Then tape template on 12"x18" white plastic stock.
Then spray paint letters of right size with red paint.

If not special sign printing free software is there a trick to print a real
size cutout template with a normal Windows 10 printer of multiple pages of
8.5x11 inch paper taped together by using a trick of some kind?

Plan is to spray paint once I tape the life-sized paper templates over
12x18" plastic stock white boards.


Have you tried any of the online sign-designers? "Design house sign" under
Google gets them. I got mine here;
https://www.designahousesign.com/
Cool! And weathers well.

To get a print of it, I just did a screen-shot.

Ed


Thanks for that link Ed, you've made my day :-)
I was looking yesterday for new house numbers at the local diy shed and
couldn't find any I liked so gave up, never thought of looking for
those sort of websites.

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Old January 13th 18, 03:06 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,rec.photo.digital,alt.comp.freeware
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"Eco Clean" wrote

| Windows sign printing freeware?
| Does it exist?
|

There are different ways to go about that. These
days many signs are done with vinyl plotters, to create
adhesive vinyl letters. If you want an oval around
the edge that's a different issue. For that I'd use
an editor like Paint Shop Pro, then enlarge the image
to print templates.

A few years ago I wrote a small program for my
brother who's a sign painter. He never used it much.
He's better at hand-drawing large letters than he
is at using a computer. But it's basically what you're
describing: Enter a character, point size and font.
The program prints it onscreen. It can then be
saved as a BMP or sent to your printer. If you
save it you could also work on it further in a graphic
editor. (Enlarge, paste with other text, etc.)

I just tried it out. A 600pt capital A in verdana
printed about 6" high.

It's free to use if you want it. Nothing special.
It just does the one job of printing characters large:

http://www.jsware.net/Files2/fontpics.zip

Aside from that I don't know of anything. You
might find commercial software, but I don't
think there's much call for non-commercial
sign-making software. And a commercial operation
these days would probably be using vinyl. Once
one has invested in the plotter it saves a lot
of labor.



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Old January 13th 18, 03:27 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,rec.photo.digital,alt.comp.freeware
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Default Make 12x18" signs at home on 8.5x11" B&W laser printer

On 13-1-2018 4:35, Eco Clean wrote:
Windows sign printing freeware?
Does it exist?

Exact example here uploads.im/YpuVv.jpg
To spray paint plastic sign that are on 12 inches x 18 inches white stock.

Goal is to create a life-sized cutout template on normal 8.5x11" paper.
Then tape template on 12"x18" white plastic stock.
Then spray paint letters of right size with red paint.

If not special sign printing free software is there a trick to print a real
size cutout template with a normal Windows 10 printer of multiple pages of
8.5x11 inch paper taped together by using a trick of some kind?

Plan is to spray paint once I tape the life-sized paper templates over
12x18" plastic stock white boards.

One trick used for T-shirts and might also work for
your sign:
Design your sign in PAINT, then flip the picture to
get a mirror image.
Print that as deeply colored(or black) as possible.

Then put the print ink down on your sign or T shirt.
and with a very hot iron (often the cotton setting)
iron the paper, which ought to transfer the ink from
the paper to your shirt or sign.
Dont pull off the paper, but dump it with shirt or sign in water.
Leave it for a an hour, then gently brush away the wet paper.

Might give it a try.
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Old January 13th 18, 04:50 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,rec.photo.digital,alt.comp.freeware
Eco Clean
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Default Make 12x18" signs at home on 8.5x11" B&W laser printer

- Mayayana wrote:

I just tried it out. A 600pt capital A in verdana
printed about 6" high.


Yes. You are right. It's a math problem. Not a design problem.

Powerpoint is perfect for design. Design isn't the problem.

How do I print to 12x18 scale on multiple sheets of smaller 8.5x11 paper?
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Old January 13th 18, 04:50 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,rec.photo.digital,alt.comp.freeware
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- Sjouke Burry wrote:

Print that as deeply colored(or black) as possible.


My only printer is an old HP laser jet.

The printer isn't the problem because I will cut the letters out.

That makes a stencil.

The problem is how to print to 8.5x11 that scales up to 12x18.
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Old January 13th 18, 04:50 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,rec.photo.digital,alt.comp.freeware
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Default Make 12x18" signs at home on 8.5x11" B&W laser printer

- Ed Cryer wrote:

Have you tried any of the online sign-designers? "Design house sign"
under Google gets them. I got mine here;
https://www.designahousesign.com/
Cool! And weathers well.

To get a print of it, I just did a screen-shot.


I should have been more clear.

The problem is _printing_ to a size which is larger than a sheet of paper.

It's a math problem. Not a design problem.

I don't know how to print 12x18 scale to multiple sheets of 8.5x11 paper?
Do you?
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Old January 13th 18, 04:53 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,rec.photo.digital,alt.comp.freeware
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Eco Clean wrote:

The problem is_printing_ to a size which is larger than a sheet of paper.
It's a math problem. Not a design problem.
I don't know how to print 12x18 scale to multiple sheets of 8.5x11 paper?

search for "poster printing software"
 




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