Post by TheMazingerZ on Aug 16, 2014 1:20:24 GMT -5
Well, I've had this papercraft in electronic form for years, but I just can't figure out how to get it printed in a larger poster size (like 36" X 24" size).
I've gone online to check, but the places I checked want outrageous amounts of money WITHOUT giving me a guarantee that it will come out perfect. Any other ideas on how to get one of these papercrafts printed in a LARGER scale? I would love to build it that big and hang it above my SRC figures!
What about going to a staples or fedex/kinkos, or better yet and independent printer or university printer?
You basically need someone that can do posters or large format and since you are going to use a near standard thickness paper, rather than poster or cardstock it really shouldn't be that expensive.
I have a long time client that is an independent printer here and if you send me more info I can have them work a quote up. Then if you do end up having them do it, we can just ship it to you in a tube.
I also have a really good university printing press near me, they did my brothers graphic art printouts for his college art classwork/portfolio so I know they are just as good as my client.
Post by TheMazingerZ on Aug 16, 2014 11:49:15 GMT -5
Thanks Mr. Ginrai. Yes, I tried to Kinko/Fedex online and other couple of printing services, and they were the ones that wanted About $7 or $8 per square foot - but would not guarantee the quality of the work. I'll check Staples out. For a papercraft this big, the paper has to be at least poster thickness thou. Otherwise, it will get crushed when handled. Maybe that's why it is so expensive to print the four pages of this kit.
Post by TheMazingerZ on Aug 17, 2014 15:46:23 GMT -5
They are .jpg files, and I would like them printed on something as close as 36" X 24" as possible, even it there is some cropping (not resizing). And since it is a paper model, the quality doesn't have to be outstanding anyway. The paper however, has to be strong enough/thick enough to be able to be handled without crushing. I guess something like poster thickness paper should do.
Post by TheMazingerZ on Aug 21, 2014 14:43:26 GMT -5
Okay, just sent her an email explaining what I wanted to do, and asking if her email had any attachment size restrictions. Hopefully this will work out, and the Fortress Ghoul will be hanging from my ceiling soon!