We wanted some ultra-giant posters around the lab. The costs and limitations were too much, so we created the Panel Poster. An inexpensive technique to create huge, professional-looking posters of any image you want using simple, raised, paper panels.
A Panel Poster is an image printed across multiple sheets of card stock and folded into panels measuring about 6.5 x 8.5 x 1/2 inches (16.5 x 21.6 x 1.27 cm). This allows you to produce large, custom posters at a fraction of the cost. The raised panel design gives the poster a professional appearance, is simple to install with our non-permanent, double-stick foam blocks, and panels can easily be replaced as needed.
This instructable shows you how to generate, print, and, build your panels. The instructable, How to install Panel Posters, shows you how to install, remove, and reuse panel posters.
Here's a 5:55 minute video showing how to build a panel.
Step 1: Get Parts, Tools, and Materials
- 110 lb, 8.5" x 11" (216mm x 279mm) white card stock (or similar)
- USB Thumb Drive (optional)
- Access to a printer or a print service provider