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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)?

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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
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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.

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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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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:

https://pypi.org/project/plakativ/

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

plakativ

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