Huge Print preview!!!

I saw a great segment on Studio 5 where the darling,  Laci Davis, shared an AMAZING secret! She filled us in on the how you can get HUGE black and white photos printed at Blue Print Printing shops for WAY cheap! I knew I had to go check it out for myself!

So I took this photo…

And I had it printed to be 4′ x 3′! This print cost me $6.

And to put it into perspective, here’s the silly faced model sitting next to her larger then life print!

And here’s a funny story…when I went to go pick up the prints the guy who was helping me over the phone showed me his printing FAIL:

He accidentally put in the wrong dimensions on this picture of Cricket and this is what happened! Pretty funny huh! He gave to me for free and lets just say this thing might be hanging up as a family joke from here on out on special occasions! I’m thinking prom night, first day of her senior year!

I had my photos printed at SBR Technologies in Salt Lake City. To find a print shop in your area do a google or yellow pages search for ” Blue Print printing” and see what pops up. You will basically find printing costs for black and white for about 35 cents a square foot.

This was my test run! Now that I know I LOVE this technique I’m going to create a fun photo wall. I think this is a little too big for what I’m going for but you can print like this in any size so I’ll be getting creative!

These photos are printed on paper, not photo paper so they are not as sturdy as a photo print. This is what makes them so affordable so it’s a fun way to print photos and change them out!

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After I saw the HUGE long photo of Cricket I thought how fun would those look at a wedding reception!! Long huge black and white photos of the bride and groom  hanging off large dowels with ribbon hanging  all over! Makes me want to get married again!

12 Comments

Comments

  1. 1

    I love it, super cute pictures of the girls. Just sweet.

    Vanessa

  2. 2

    what a great
    and simple idea

    love how your prints turned out

    even the oops one

    off to find my own
    local print shop!

    alison

  3. 3

    What a fantastic idea! I’m off to look up blue print printing shops now.

  4. 4

    Awe, I love this, what a neat idea! I will have to check out where the nearest printing place is!

  5. 5

    Good to know! Thanks for sharing!

  6. 6

    Great idea! What about using this idea to create a mural> A life size door, a nature mural? Fun idea! Thanks Kristy from http://www.apronsandapples.blogspot.com shared it on fb! Newest follower!

  7. 7

    In architecture school I used those large-scale plotters ALL the time. Never once thought about putting them to other uses!

  8. 9

    Looks great! Don’t you love it?

  9. 10

    This is so helpful, thanks!

  10. 11

    How cool would it be to wallpaper a small powder bath using this fun paper. I think a simple decoupage technique would work. You could collage photos to be printed!

  11. 12
    Cynthia says:

    Staples does engineering print for cheap too.

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