Custom U Print Posters: made to the size you want, ready to print, delivered to your door.
It's simple... select an image from the photography page, tell me how big you want the poster and I will send you a CD* with the poster as a PDF file ready to print on any standard A4/letter printer (A3 size also available). Print it at home, work or at a professional print shop. You don't need an expensive printer or fancy paper to achieve superb results though; check out the sub €64 (£45/$90) HP DeskJet F380 'Beach Chairs' poster below.
*Very large posters create huge files, anything over 750MB will be supplied on DVD media
Sample Posters High resolution (10 megapixel) images printed on various printers and paper combinations
Freshly printed poster laid out to dry prior to trimming borders and mounting on wall:
Photograph: Beach Chairs - PDF Poster file size 175MB
Printed on the low cost HP DeskJet F380 onto 6 by 2 A4 sheets of standard 80gm² plain office paper. Image size: 120 x 53cm (47 x 21 inches)
Photograph: Bali Sunrise - PDF Poster file size 193MB
Printed on an Epson Stylus Photo 950 onto 4 by 4 A4 sheets of semi-glossy 170gm² HP Everyday Photo Paper. Image size: 112 x 68cm (44 x 27 inches)
Photograph: Zebra Gates - PDF Poster file size 215MB
Printed on an HP LaserJet 1100 (black only, original photo is in colour) onto 4 by 4 A4 sheets of standard 80gm² office paper. Image size: 112 x 77cm (44 x 30.5 inches)
Giant 64 Sheet Poster
Photograph: White Mountains - PDF Poster file size 877MB
Printed on an Epson Stylus Photo 950 onto 8 by 8 A4 sheets of semi-glossy 170gm² HP Everyday Photo Paper; image laid out on floor to dry. The white rebates can be trimmed or left as is for a 'looking through the window' effect. Image size after removing white borders: 200 x 160cm (79 x 63 inches)
Photograph: Green Valley - PDF Poster file size 92MB
Printed on an Epson Stylus Photo 950 onto 3 by 2 A4 sheets of high quality gloss 260gm² photo paper. Image size: 84 x 39cm (33 x 15.5 inches) Notice how the thicker paper makes the joins more noticeable; thick expensive paper isn't always the best option. The border frame was removed at the trimming stage.
Photograph: Peace Frog - PDF Poster file size 215MB
This poster is from part of a low resolution (863 x 637 pixel) image and printed on an Epson Stylus Photo 950 onto 4 by 4 A4 sheets of semi-glossy 170gm² HP Everyday Photo Paper. Image size: 107 x 80cm (42 x 31 inches)
How To Order
YOU decide how much to pay for the poster on CD (or DVD), the help file of printing and mounting tips, post and packing. I trust you to be fair; silly amounts will be returned.
Browse the photography page, pick the image you want and click the PayPal Buy Now button:
Don't forget to state the image name and say how big you want it (just the long side measurement in inches or centimetres) and whether you will be printing to European standard A4 paper or American US letter sized paper; A3 size also available. Don't forget to give your full address including postcode. If you forget anything or have any questions, click here to contact us
Once I have received your order, I will size the image to your specification, render it to a multi page PDF file, burn it to CD or DVD (depending on image size) and send it via first class post. Also included on the CD/DVD is a PDF file of tips to help you get the best from printing and mounting your poster.
You are free to print as many hard copies as you wish, even sell hard copies if you want to; I only ask that you don't sell or give away the PDF files. Image copyright remains the property of Tim Rainey.
All CD/DVD media is fully tested before despatch; in the unlikely event of a fault, please contact us for a free replacement. All measurements are approximate. Snail mail address: Kymata Studio, Box 5225, Stavromenos, Rethymno 74100, Crete, Greece.
Last updated: 2 January 2010
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