Have you ever wished you could increase the impact of a poster or photograph for your classroom by making it much, much bigger than the paper in your printer?
Perhaps you have an image of some historical figures or characters from a book you wish to have life-size on your classroom wall. Or perhaps a poster of tips for pupils for a teaching topic. But your school printer only prints on ordinary paper. So here’s what you can do:
Block Posters is a free online tool where you simply upload your image in jpg or gif format (maximum filesize is 1MB).
Then choose the paper type your printer uses and select the number of pages wide you’d like your enlarged poster to be. BlockPosters will then calculate how big that will be so you can adjust the setting to fit the display space you will have available.
Then, having uploaded the image, the site will then create a series of PDFs ready for sending to your printer, with overlaps so that when you print them you can trim and stick them together. And there you have a very large poster just using your ordinary printer.
An alternative tool which does a similar job and is free downloadable software to install on your computer is PosteRazor.