How can a make a giant check?

 I want to make a giant check to display in my room. I plan to use foam core board for the check. My problem is adding the graphics, lettering, ect. I dont want to hand draw it but I dont have photoshop. How can I design the face of it? I have paint.net as my photo edititing.

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Re-design7 years ago
Doctor up a real check.
Scan it at the highest resolution.
Take it somewhere like Kinkos or Staples and have it plotted on a large scale document plotter.
I do stuff like that on my Canon plotter all the time.  I get 24" x 36" prints that look like photographs.

Good luck.
imthatguy1125 (author)  Re-design7 years ago
 OK how much will it cost to get it blown up

Large format prints cost anywhere from 10-100 dollars for something big.

12x36 at costco photo quality is 10 bucks

Larger is proportionally more / square inch generally.
imthatguy1125 (author)  frollard7 years ago
 Just found this, only problem is when I blow it up the resolution becomes terrible
www.blockposters.com
Most any photo editing software can change the image dimensions to be huge such that it automatically prints over multiple pages.
imthatguy1125 (author)  frollard7 years ago
 well i just finished it and it turned out ok i will post a slide show tonight or tomorrow  
Figure out how big you want it then call around to the people who will do it.  I don't set their prices.
 Thats mine, after this i got some ideas and made one today
haha i'm joking
 lol
orksecurity7 years ago
Or: Use a camera to take a slide of the check. Project it at appropriate size onto the formcore. Trace with pencil. When it looks good, go back and darken with ink.

Or: Scan the check. Print it enlarged so it covers the appropriate number of pages. Cut-and-paste those onto the foamcore's face.

Or: Draw a grid on the face of the check. Draw a faint grid onto the face of the foamcore with pencil. Use the grid on the check to guide you in drawing the check freehand on the foamcore.

Or: Search instructables for "pantograph". Build one and use it to trace the check onto the foamcore.
Acepilot427 years ago
hmm good question