From: Marchese Family <bob.marchese@co...> - 2005-12-21 20:15:20
>Marchese Family wrote:
> > Is it possible to print canvases that are larger than the printer's
> > paper? I have several drawing on "tabloid" sized canvases that I would
> > like to print on two (or more with some overlap) pieces of US letter
> > sized paper. This is also known as print tiling and I even found an RFE
> > on it:
> > Unfortunately it doesn't look like any action has been taken. Does
> > anyone know of a work around?
>I've been told that poster from KDEPrint does this. At one time I even
>saw a version of poster compiled for windows. I haven't tried it so this
>is just hearsay.
>Please report back with your findings.
I tried the KDE link but couldn't find a windows version. I wouldn't have
minded using Linux,
but I still don't have mine talking to my favorite printer. I did find this
utility that got the job done:
It has about the nicest UI for this type of thing I've seen with plenty of
control over the paper orientation and overlap. If they ever do integrate
such a feature for native svg files, I'd like to see something like
this. Unfortunately it requires the use of an intermediate bit mapped file
(PNG is ok). By default Inkscape exports bitmaps at 90 dpi. You will
probably want to increase that (from the Misc tab on Inkscape Preferences
dialog) to something closer to your printer resolution, but the file sizes
grow quite fast. Output goes to a PDF file.
I hope someone finds this useful.