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Printing one image spread across multiple sheets

Tom Eldred , Apr 02, 2006; 12:22 p.m.

I've been looking for an effective method for printing one digital image across multiple sheets of paper (ie: one image on a 3x3 grid). I use the Epson 2200 connected to the Mac w/ Photoshop CS. No RIP to speak of.

Until now I have considered actually cutting the image up in photoshop, but this seems both tedious and unnecessary if there are established software solutions.

Any suggestions? Your help is very much appreciated.

Responses

Andrew Rodney , Apr 02, 2006; 12:27 p.m.

ImagePrint can do this. They call it tiling.

Regards, Pixel Genius Customer Support www.pixelgenius.com

Jeremy Stein , Apr 02, 2006; 12:35 p.m.

Qimage can also do this essentially automatically. I think they call it poster printing...

Tom Eldred , Apr 02, 2006; 12:41 p.m.

Thanks for your suggestion! Imageprint looks like a fantastic program, but anyone happen to know of a solution under USD$950? Naturally the less the better. Some open source software perhaps? Still lookin'

Will Hammond , Apr 02, 2006; 01:21 p.m.

Can you get your hands on a copy of Photoshop 7? An old copy of Quick Edit Tiff filter, which came with PS 5.0 I think, (last supported in PS 7) does it quite nicely and is pixel for pixel accurate. I've done it dozens of times.

Another option is to use an action. Are your images always the same size?

Will

Adobe CTT Photoshop

Jeremy Stein , Apr 02, 2006; 01:31 p.m.

Qimage is, if I remember correctly, under $50. It is certainly under $100, and it is a better printing utility than Photoshop. Just as another reason to buy it, it will permit you to print to many more paper sizes than Photoshop will, and its upsampling algorithms are better than Photoshop's. Check it out - I think it's the answer to your problem.

Will Hammond , Apr 02, 2006; 06:30 p.m.

Save your money

Tom.

I emailed you an action that I wrote that does 3X3, 4X4 and 5X5 images. Any size image will work.

Regards,

Will

Acobe CTT Photoshop

Tom Eldred , Apr 06, 2006; 07:40 p.m.

Will's action has proven to be pretty helpful, thanks man. And thanks everyone for your other great solutions!

Tom

Vincent Malmgren , Jun 01, 2007; 11:36 a.m.

Hi: I'm having the same issue as Tom. Would it be possible to get those actions you mentioned? I'm using Photoshop 7 (Mac). Thanks.

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