Windows: If you want to print a large image off your home printer and be able to reassemble it, it takes some enormous photo editing cut ‘n’ crop patience — or a copy of Easy Poster Printer.
Photo by Paulo Barcellos Jr.
Easy Poster Printer works on a simple principle: your image is divided into sections and fed to your printer chunk by chunk so the end result is a stack of segments that can be reassembled into the large image. The process is commonly known as tiled-printing or rasterbation. You can use online services to create tiled images such as previously reviewed Block Posters or The Rasterbator. Both are great services but they don’t allow you the level of customisation afforded by Easy Poster Printer and they require you to upload your image and thus have less control over it and less privacy.
Easy Poster Printer lets you tweak the size of the final image, the orientation of the image, the paper used, the print quality, and how much overlap there will be between images for clean border-free alignment. The default set of page sizes is all metric but you can easily add in your own paper sizes.
Easy Poster Printer is freeware, Windows only. Have a favourite tool for getting more out of your printer? Let’s hear about it in the comments.