I need to correct one error stated here. Tiling of large format
pictures/media is the job of the software on the computer, not the
printer. The printer will print, to it's maximum paper format, anything
that is sent to it correctly in it's printing language. I have a Brother
A3 format (Metric 420mm x 297mm) multifunction printer, and use tiling
through my software to print A2, A1 and A0 prints (software is a Windows
Commercial Photo editing program called Capture One 7). I am under
correction, but GIMP for Linux can also tile large images.
It's the option of the software, to work with the printer settings,
delivered from the printer software drivers, and then "tile" a large
format image, into the size of the paper available. So for example to
print an A2 (594mm x 420mm) image, will print four A4 (297mm x 210mm)
pages, which you can then cut and stitch together.
To be honest I have never tried this in LO Draw, but I am sure it can be
done as long as LO Draw knows how to tile an image. I am metric in my
part of the world so you will need to adapt for imperial settings
On 24/07/2013 01:23 PM, Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote:
On 07/24/2013 06:41 AM, John R. Sowden wrote:
We have created a floor plan, using LO Draw with a scale of 1/8" =
1'. Now we want to take it to Kinko's (Fed Ex) and have it printed
for about $4.00 per page. Problem is they cannot print it. A few
1) What is the standard file format (description and file type) for
2) Does LO Draw support this format?
3) If not, is there a work around?
4) Can I print multiple parts of the drawing onto 8.5" x 11.0" paper,
then tape them together for a preliminary draft? (I know I can do
the taping part, its the printing that is an issue :) )?
5) And , finally, Does the PDF format fit into this issue at all?
How big is the floor plan - if you printed it out on one sheet of
paper? 13 by 19 inches? More? Less?
If you want to print it out on multiple sheets of paper, but that
option is called "tiling". You have to have a printer that supports
If you export the floor plan to a PDF file, then the "printing
service" should be able to print it on their machines. PDF is one of
the standard formats they use.
To be honest, you should ask the Kinko's people what file formats they
can use with the setup. Some companies have a small and very specific
specific file formats and other options. BUT, PDF files should be on
their list. Sometimes they can use image files, like JPG, but not
The next question is how large of a sheet of paper can they print? I
have seen places like Staples Office Center print 11 by 17 inch paper,
but to get larger, they have to send the "job" out. I would check out
the different companies in your area for a service that has a
"plotter". That type of printer can print sheets of 3 or 4 foot wide.
So you need to look into what these print services have to offer, and
then plan on the paper size based on their limitations. I have tried
using the tile printing option and then taping the sheets together.
It was not the easiest to do and the time it took to do all of the
alignment and taping was enough for me to want to just go ahead and
pay for the full size sheet printing at a service.
ALSO, you need to look at the complexity of the drawing. I had a
great looking old railroad map. I exported it out to a working PDF
file, but when the printing service tried to print it out on a 3 foot
wide sheet, the "rendering" process from file to printer data kept
failing. There was just something in the file that was "too much" for
the service's system to handle.
Now, if you had the money, I would always recommend getting a wide
format inkjet printer. Sometimes you can find them on sale. Mine was
the last one that the store had and I bought it at half price. My wide
format printer is a HP 7000 Officejet printer and can print up to 13
by 19 inch sheets. I tend to keep it loaded with 11 by 17 inch
"tabloid" paper, though. Good quality paper at the 13 by 19 inch size
could be costly. My photo sheets cost $1.50 per sheet.
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