Thursday, August 25, 2016

How to Print Bigger!!!

I've had a few people mention that the name plates in my store print too small and it's difficult to read them, so I thought this post was necessary.

Did you know it's super easy to print anything bigger?!?  I just learned this not that long ago and it's a great trick for any teacher!

First, if you are using an editable file (i.e. PowerPoint) you will want to save it as a PDF file.
Then open the PDF file.  When you go to the print screen, you will want to click on "Poster"

Then click on the box beside "Tile Scale" and type in a number bigger than 100%.  I like 125%.  Whatever you do, don't type 150%!  That's huge!

Switch to portrait so they fit.

This will print on two 8 1/2" x 11" pages because it's bigger than 11".  It actually prints half on each page, so it's easy to trim and tape them together.

If you choose 125%, the new name plates will print 12 1/2" x 3 1/2" which is perfect for desks!  The regular printing was 10" x 3". (Please ignore the colour - my printer's almost out of ink!)

If you find that too small/big then you can adjust the tile scale as you need.

Super easy!  

Hope that helps,