Have you heard how Staples can do engineering prints? I have been following on Pinterest TONS of examples on how to do engineering prints with large graphics. They always boast about how inexpensive it is and how amazing it is…well…THEY’RE right!!!!
Here is my favorite post about engineering prints: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/what-are-you-waiting-for-inspiration-amp-tips-for-making-large-engineer-prints-207795
So…here we go!
First-find a place that you want some huge picture to be hung. My son’s room had almost bare walls. We just couldn’t decide on how to decorate it and big pictures are a huge investment. We did have a few small special pictures on the other walls of his room, but we were really looking for something to match our son’s personality. Here is his room before:
I took a few pictures of our son playing with his favorite super heroes and then my husband and I played with sizing them…you want the ABSOLUTE HIGHEST resolution picture possible so that you can scale it bigger.
I don’t have fancy editing software, I do have Microsoft picture manager and that allowed me to turn my pictures to black and white. That’s all I did:-). My husband and I also messed around with measurements etc because we weren’t sure what we wanted to do…
If you go to staples.com and select engineering print, you can upload your picture and have the choice to have it for the page. We did that with the first. It ended up being 36″x48″
The super heroes one I had as 24″x60″.
The Workers at Staples were so sweet and they can help you with sizing, etc. they will charge you(a small fee) if they really have to mess with your picture.
The biggest one dimension can be is 36″ then as long as a whole roll of paper of you want;-)
When we got our pictures we were AMAZED!!!!
Are they slightly pixelated, yes…are there some issues that their printed had with getting a perfect even print, yes…HOWEVER…for $6 for the huge super hero one and $8 for the one with my son, I’m ok with that.
I absolutely love canvas prints, I considered mounting these on canvas or wood, or something more permanent than just tape, but…honestly, I like how I can change these. I can date them and keep A TON of them in a tube for safe storage. I can do large black and whites of my family and keep changing them out and keep them safe and not bulky.
Here is my son’s final room:
These engineering prints are the perfect thing for people who like to change things up:-).
I love love love this!!! All for $14!!!!!
I plan to do a few more and experiment with different ways to hang them…however…it’s pretty cool now:-)
Remember…They Will Love Your Effort<3