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My friend moved out so I get my apartement to myself, wich is good. She took the shelves with her wich is bad because I have an ugly cardboardbox-monolith next to the couch with a lot of my stuff in it.
I decided to hide it with a poster and so I had to make one!
 
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Step 1: Stuff you'll need.

A computer with printer, ink and printingpaper
Sciccors
Ducttape (or atleast stickytape of some sorts)
Doublesided foam mounting-tape (or something to stick it up with)

High-resolution image .. I suggest using an imagesearcher like Altavista (yes everyone uses google but they ARE helping the chinese and american governments to censor the internet so I just can't support them)

A program that makes posters. Here are my favorites :

PosterRazor - a stand-alone program that makes posters from images as a pdf-puzzle. This is the one I will be referring to.

Poster Printer - a program that acts as a printer-driver to print anything directly as posters.

PDFCreator - another printer-program but one that makes PDFs from any program.

Step 2: Choose your picture.

I decided on this art-thingy .. I know nothing of art execpt what I like to have hanging on my walls. Someone is bound to comment on this.

My suggestion is to find an image that is :
Colourful - otherwise you'll run out of ink, imagine printing 1,5 squaremeters of red.
Really high resolution - otherwise it will look like crap when you blow it up.

Search with a searchengine of your choice.
Some nice places are :
Digital Blasphemy
NASA
animepaper

Step 4: Defining paper format.

Step 2 in PosterRazor asks for info on papersize and borders, there's also a button in the lower-left corner if you feel the standards aren't yours.

I chose to remove all the borders, ie setting them to null.

Step 5: Image overlapping.

In step 3 you overlap the image and define overlapping size, how much of the print that will be the same as the previous tile.

I set 1mm overlap and bottom right . coz I wanted to :)
JohnMichael5 years ago
This looks like the work of Alphonso Mucha, a Russian artist. I think Mucha produced some of the best work of the Art Nouveau period. This movement was short lived because attempts to mass produce it quickly degenerated into Art Deco. I am not sure, but I am guessing the title of this one would be "Spring." For not knowing much about art, I think you have very good taste.
Mucha was Czech. I agree a superb choice.:)
omnibot (author)  JohnMichael5 years ago
Thanks. I'm one of those "I know what I like"-people and this stuff is just epic.
buhdieboy6 years ago
this is such a neat post im thinking about something possible that is the disasembly of the printer and fiting it with a syncked trak rack instead of paper rolers iot would track on a geared rail or rubbered drive wheel with straight rod guide in order to make this into a pc murial setup think of it doin prints on yer car hood or doors ect . t shirts ect it would werk it in my head if i get the time im doin it! thanks omnibot
omnibot (author)  buhdieboy6 years ago
Have you considered just going to a printer? They can usually do a1 and bigger.
buhdieboy6 years ago
hi say if you set the program to center ? no overlap on sides wouldnt you be able to use rolled paper inserted into most single page printers walah therby getting a section like 3 pages wide but on one longer paper cut the rite width to feed continuousely with little side track pritter jambs of misfeeds at say 3 sht wide? no what i mean?
omnibot (author)  buhdieboy6 years ago
I think I understand, yes. I suppose if you run it without the margins up or down but I suspect there would be trouble with a printer that feeds individual sheets. Try it :)
bumpus6 years ago
dude i just, like i just got done making a cardboard cut-out of myself using the same process, you shoulda mounted the image on a piece of cardboard so you could move it to cover one eye-sore to another...
omnibot (author)  bumpus6 years ago
Yer .. I'm sortof getting arouns to it but I'm prolly gonna take it down anyway after the holidays and get some shelves. Although that would be a useful idea for the next project when I'm gonna put something similar on the wall.
wow, this is a very cool instructable! what are in those boxes anyways? oh yeah, nice printer.
omnibot (author)  GorillazMiko6 years ago
Thanx. The boxes are full of books, miscellaneous tools, computers I'm not using, my camping gear and other odds and ends that didn't fit anywhere else. I'm thinking of doing some giant papercraft (like the Tardis) to cover it up.
The Tardis would be AWESOME. ;)