Easy (Cheap) Photo Enlargements

Photo enlargements done professionally look great, but can be VERY expensive. Not to worry; theres an extremely cheap alternative.

Take any and all of your photos and enlarge them for only the cost of printer paper.

Step 1: Step One: Gather Materials

Digital image
Internet access

Digital cameras take great pictures for this instructable. However, you arent limited to only digital camera images. If you have a scanner, or just find a picture on the web, the possibilities are endless.

Step 2: Step Two: Upload Images, Download File

Once you have the image youd like to enlarge, go to http://www.blockposters.com/

The program is FREE to use, but please note that the maximum file size you can upload is 1mb.

After uploading the image, select the size you want to enlarge it to. Sizes are based upon how many pieces of printer paper you want to enlarge the single image onto.

The online program will automatically create a downloadable pdf. file.

Download the file

Step 3: Step Three: Print Your Enlarged Photo

The pdf. file youve downloaded has automatically turned the image youve uploaded into an enlarged image, each page (when put together) create the enlarged image. The pdf. is designed to be printed on regular printer paper.

Layout the pages, put them on a wall, (maybe print iron-ons for t-shirts to wear in a stadium&) Enjoy!



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    9 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction

    "or just find a picture on the web"

    I recently read that the US are blaming the Chinese for their lack of respect for copyright laws. Pot, kettle Black....

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Kudos to you for assuming the use of the literally 10's of billions of un-copyright protected photos on the Internet somehow equates to the theft of 100's of billions of dollars of software, movies, music, fashion and medicine.


    9 years ago on Step 2

    Awesome Old Boy pic!


    9 years ago on Introduction

    you could always just use Paint that comes with windows.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Ink is the real killer of cost. There is a program called http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/ that does a better job with bigger files.

    The cheapest way (ignoring the cost of gas, etc) is to print it a Kinkos or someother copy shop. It's even better if you are at Uni, since prints are cheaper.

    You can even email your order (and pay online) so it is ready when you show up at Kinkos. You can also do color prints a lot cheaper as well.

    Still, it's good that you brought this to people's attention.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Good idea, but it's not really cheap once you consider the cost of the ink.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Ha ha! In a stadium, I'd like to see a picture of that!