Introduction: How to Make Huge Posters.

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This Instructables shows you how to make huge posters, with just an image in JPEG format, a computer, printer, and tape.

Let's get to work!
I hope you like my Instructable, don't forget to rate, or comment!

Step 1: Items.

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That's it.

Step 2: Get Your Image.

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Get any image, just make sure it is in JPEG format.

For an example, I am using the Instructables Robot for my poster.

Yes, it is in JPEG format.

Step 3: Go to the Website.

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To start, go to this website, and click Step 1.

If you're too tired/ lazy to click that link, click this link. It will automatically take you to Step 1.

Once you get there, click the "browse" button, and upload your image.
Then, click continue.

Click the little "i" in the top left hand corner of the image to see it full size.

Step 4: Changing Stuff Around.

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Now you have the chance to edit stuff around.

Set the thing to Letter (US) if you have letter sized paper (that is the normal one everybody uses.
If you use A4 paper, obviously, click the A4 thing.

Set it to Portrait or Landscape, whichever type you like.

Now, there should be something like this:
< (a number should be here) > pages wide
Example: < 3 > pages wide

Edit your image until you get it the way you want, and then click "Continue".

I decided to make my robot a portrait, 2 pages wide, as I did to my teacher's classroom...
Yes, I set it to A4.

Click continue, then move on.

Step 5: PDF Downloading Time.

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Now is the ultimate hard part: downloading.
Obviously I'm kidding.

It should say Congratulations, blah blah zakawakacha, and stuff like that.

They should give you a link to a PDF you download that contains your image.
I recommend you check out your image at 100% to see what it will look when printed out, so it will look nice and not all pixelized.

Step 6: Printing.

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Okay, once you open the PDF, it should look like the first image. In the first image, you can see that drop down thing.
Do that, and change it to 100%. Then it shows what your papers will look like once printed out.

In picture 2, just click that Print button.

In picture 3, there are all your settings. Click the printer that you are going to use for this fiercesome battle, and then click print.

Once you do that, print out the images.

I only got 4 papers, so then, move onto the next step(s).

Step 7: Cutting.

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In this wild step, I show you how to cut paper.

Not really, there's just images on cutting it with notes.

Picture 1: The scissors of doom.
Picture 2: He's been sliced in half!
Picture 3: He's been put back together, badly.
Picture 4: Basically, you just want to cut off all the white parts on the paper.
You can leave the white on the bottom/ top/ way on the sides.

If you are some weirdo, leave all the white there and move onto the next step for taping.

If you cut it all and are not weird, you are forced to be weird and move onto the next step.

Step 8: Taping.

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Everybody knows how to tape right?

Well, you might not.

Just get a piece of tape (long pieces, about 5-6 inches each), and put it on the sides.

Just connect the picture with the tape.
It's like a puzzle!

Yeah, you can do it!
Can you help us find where the tape is?



Thanks Dora the Explorer!

Once you finish taping it, it should look like picture .

Now go hang it on your freaking wall/ door/ whatever.

Step 9: You're Done.

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I hope you liked this Instructable!

Oh, did I miss something?

You're done.
No, no, I didn't miss it... it was the step title.
Though this is not really a step.

Thanks for checking out my Instructable, don't forget to comment or rate if you like!



Theres a new updated version that can make it borderless

but other then that nice ible

Sedrik (author)2016-10-19

Hello bro!

im using this programm hope u will enjoy. soft is located on, poster printer.
gl in usage;)

syoung124 made it! (author)2015-09-01

thanks i use this for stencil graffiti now

devicemodder made it! (author)2014-12-27

i kept the white on 2 sides as a place to put double sided tape to stick paper together.

first image is the poster, second is the original, dvd cover sized photo. yes that is a roll of tape next to the photo. measures 1.9ft by 2.8 ft

made using blockposter

arandomwords (author)2013-07-09

I can make my own gorillaz poster now!

lilpepsikraker (author)2009-11-27

I used Rasterbator, but I thought I'd post this anyway!

mahor1990 (author)lilpepsikraker2012-08-12

I'm agree, Rasterbator is great, I like it! It creates images from large dots. It is an interesting art technic, but when I need to print exact enlarged image, I use this poster printer.

I once saw a newspaper where someone (obviously with money to burn) took out a huge ad that was just happycat overlaid with "OH GOD HOW DID THIS GET HERE I'M NOT VERY GOOD WITH COMPUTERS"

measures about 5 feet by 5 feet, 30 pages of letter paper. only wasted 1 sheet, yay!

Kaiven (author)lilpepsikraker2010-03-09

Haha, that is awesome! I think I might do some internet meme posters...

gurminder86 (author)2012-07-07

nice thing ,
picasa make it easier

gurminder86 (author)2012-07-07

If You want a poster of favourite wallpaper, just download from net then open with picasa , select the create button then click make a poster and you can do it as big poster you want then print it paste it

Tilian (author)2011-04-09

While Rasterbator is certainly better for creating huge image posters, BlockPosters is pretty awesome for making a huge QR code poster.

jibatsu (author)2009-07-21

Ha Ha 15 sheets 5x3 A4 of lol face above my bed

pestan (author)2009-07-06


pestan (author)2009-07-06

Yea what do i do if i dont have Hands?

jogan (author)2009-07-06

this was a great one. good job.

detti (author)2009-06-12

wow nice! hmm but maybe it'll look better if you tape it from the back of the picture..

egriff (author)2009-01-02

I've done this for dnd maps.

Bryandav (author)2008-04-11

Love this, thanks for the site! Made a kitty poster for my office!

GorillazMiko (author)Bryandav2008-04-14

I didn't make the website. I don't work for Instructables either. But I help out a lot. And cool, do you have an image?

szechuan53 (author)GorillazMiko2008-08-07

quick question: Why is there a KFC bucket on your head?

GorillazMiko (author)szechuan532008-08-07

To to Google. Type in Buckethead.

szechuan53 (author)GorillazMiko2008-08-07

Please tell me thats not you.

GorillazMiko (author)szechuan532008-08-07

;-) No, it's not.

szechuan53 (author)GorillazMiko2008-08-18

thank god...

egriff (author)szechuan532009-01-02

he wishes he was buckethead, many people think he's the best guitarist today.

INSTRUCTUBAL (author)szechuan532009-01-01

you dont know who buckethead is? i pity you.

cormac3050 (author)GorillazMiko2008-07-22

what do you help out with?

Flumpkins (author)GorillazMiko2008-06-20

I'm cracking up at the tape on your moniter, I don't know why.. It's just so amusing!!!

doublejosh (author)2008-12-17

Might I recommend rasterbator (

There is an online and download-able version. It also turns your images into an array of dots to deal with the enlarging quality issue.

dhuynh289 (author)doublejosh2009-01-01

that link is wonderful!thanks for the link it's just what I'm looking for!

codongolev (author)doublejosh2008-12-18

yeah, I have that. behind me at this moment is a 5 sheet by 4.5 sheet poster depicting a man working underneath the text "THE MAN CAVE". it's basically amazing. I also used it to make a shield for and english project.

codongolev (author)codongolev2008-12-18


emmjul (author)2008-09-24

Do you know anything similar for really big pictures? My picture (12757x1959) is just too big, for the webpage.

Flumpkins (author)emmjul2008-11-28

OH MY GOD!!!! What freakin picture is it???? Thats huge!

emmjul (author)Flumpkins2008-11-28

It's a 180° turn, out of 11 10MP pics, it would be so cool to print something like that on 10 lettersize papers ;-)

schetleft (author)emmjul2008-12-29

wow sounds uber 7331! can u send me it? how big is the file? pm me for my email.

GorillazMiko (author)Flumpkins2008-11-28

Probably a long banner. There's a couple on google...

Flumpkins (author)GorillazMiko2008-11-29


schetleft (author)emmjul2008-12-29

just open gimp or photoshop or even mspaint. there should be something there that resizes it. make sure you do the math the keep it proportional.

GorillazMiko (author)emmjul2008-09-24

Just edit the image and make it a little smaller so it's under 1 megabite.

robots199 (author)GorillazMiko2008-11-28

1 megabyte that is

fwjs28 (author)2008-12-10

HE livesss!!

stoopynoonoo (author)2008-12-10

haha this is awesome and funny

jerem (author)2008-12-02

To cut your images without internet connection, you can use Rasterbator :

sharkstun97 (author)2008-12-01

i'd cover the whole thing in tape for a glossy finish!

tednet (author)2008-06-12

Nice instructable. I took a high res guitar pic from site and made it into a poster and printed it out (laser b/w printer though, the color ink one is long broken :D) and yeah, i cut it :D. That was long. I hate cutting. So umm... its cool :P I'm going to make posters for our band performance on june 21st :P And post it all over school. Thanks a lot mate and thanks to the person who made the laser printer possible :D (and ductape) :D

robots199 (author)tednet2008-11-28

nice job tednet

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