Black and White Poster Prints

A short while  back I discovered printing photos on Blue Print  print shops. It was affordable and so stinkin’ fun! Ever since then I knew I wanted to do more with this new trick so it was time to get to work on a feature wall of Poster Prints! Add waiting for our trip to California  for family pictures, editing time and me making my mind up on prints and you get my HUGE delay!
I had these photo printed at my local Blue Print printing store, SBR Technologies in Salt Lake City. These are not photo quality printing but printed in black and white on paper which gives them a cool grainy effect that I think adds charm! The higher quality photos the better!
My collection all measure between 1″-2″ wide. I started by creating a layout I liked on my kitchen table that I thought I’d like on my wall.
I used Scotch Blue Painters tape on the top corners of each poster. When you first hang the posters you will only want to tape the top two corners. This way you can adjust the posters easily without having to remove a fully taped poster. Start with the very most top  center picture and place that one first.
Next add each remaining photo adjusting the spacing and getting it just right!
When you get the placement perfect then you can add more tape to each poster to secure it on all corners and edges. Then step back and enjoy!
To print this way costs about 30 cents a square foot so this entire wall cost me only $9!!! YEP! You read that right! NINE bucks!
I think it was just what this new space needed! So My kitchen makeover is official done! May have taken me over 6 months but I love it all the same! And the best part about this feature wall is how affordable it cost to create! HUGE impact for a small price making it way affordable to swap out photos over the years to update the family pics! Can’t beat that!
So check your local area for a print shop by doing  a yellow pages search for “Blue Print printing” and see what comes up near you. Call ahead to get their pricing and go crazy creating a fantastic feature wall of your own!
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  1. 1

    Looks great! I am going to be doing a gallery wall of engineer prints also in the stairwell leading to the basement.

    I get mine from the Staples across from South Towne Mall. They do a really great job printing. I had a picture from an iPhone printed, with very minimal graininess.

    Thanks for sharing :)

  2. 2

    I love this idea. It turned out great in the dining area.

    Vanessa

  3. 3

    How fun!
    (And it’s nice to see you back every once in awhile.)
    -liZ

  4. 4

    Hi! I’m not sure how I stumbled upon this, but I’m so glad I did! I’m going to try to do this in my house. However, I’m soooo not crafty, and so I can only pull things off if I copy them, exactly, from other people, ha ha :) I’m wondering if you could give me the dimensions of your photos. It’s hard for me to tell from the pictures. You said they all measured 1-2 inches wide? Is that the space in between them. I got confused :) Like I said, I need exact directions to pull this off! Any tips you can give me would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

  5. 5

    What a great post! I can’t believe this is the first time I have noticed your blog. All of your posts are very inspiring and the photo prints are definitely something worth trying! Many Thanks!

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