I have a poster I would like to print. It is far larger than a single sheet of paper that can fit in my printer. What is a program that I can use to print it out on separate sheets of paper (to assemble later)?


Install posterazor Install posterazor it will be suitable for you. After installation, you can see posterazor under Applications → Graphics → PosteRazor.

Using posterazor:

  • Step 1: Import your poster
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  • Step 2: You can see the size of the imported image here.
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  • Step 3: Enter dimensions and borders alt text
  • Step 4: Enter the overlapping value alt text
  • Step 5: Define the final poster size for multiple sheets.
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  • Step 6: Save the poster.
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  • Now you will get all the split images in PDF format.
  • Print the image and integrate it.
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    It seems that it doesn't handle PDFs – alfC Oct 8 '15 at 1:37
  • it does pdfs but only the first page :( – Joshua Robison Sep 4 '17 at 7:31
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    ain't working for me – Hennadii Madan Sep 4 '17 at 14:41
  • "No Application Found" – Michael Cole Jan 29 '18 at 20:05
  • I tried it and it printed, but the colours were very murky. – LukeJKendall Jul 27 '18 at 8:05

Try using scribus. Its for DTP (Desktop Publishing) only. You will get help here http://docs.scribus.net/ also initial issues of fullcirclemagazine has good tutorial for scribus.


PosteRazor is great if your input is a raster graphic like a JPEG or PNG image. But in my case, my input was a PDF with lots of vector graphics. Since I was tired of first having to render them into a raster graphic so that PosteRazor could use them and since I didn't want the resulting quality loss either, I wrote a new tool called plakativ. You can grab it here:


If you are on Linux you can install it with pip. Windows executables are also regularly built on AppVeyor CI: https://ci.appveyor.com/project/josch/plakativ/build/artifacts

The source code is hosted here: https://gitlab.mister-muffin.de/josch/plakativ



I couldn't try it (I'm not using Ubuntu and it's not in my distribution's main repositories) but having the same issue I came upon pdfposter, which is supposed to "scale and tile PDF images/pages to print on multiple pages".

However I found a nice solution in this article, using ImageMagick to cut the poster into several tiles. You'll have to do the math, but the command to use is basically

convert image.jpg +repage -crop ${WIDTH}x${HEIGHT}+${X}+${Y} tile-1.jpg

with ${X} and ${Y} varying for each tile.

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