Printing a pdf full size

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  1. Chordophonic

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    I had the same problem until some very helpful members informed me I had to update my adobe reader and then change the print size to poster which then printed full size.
     
  3. amplifiedhermit

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    Try this PDF I've attached. I opened your original file in Illustrator and set it up as 4 overlapping 8.5x11 inch pages. Make sure you print at 100% size as opposed to letting the printer scale it down, because its okay if a little gets cut off on the edges. (Edit: I assumed you wanted Letter size, but I've also added one in Legal (8.5x14) that has 3 vertical strips).
     

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  4. netgear69

    netgear69 Tele-Afflicted

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    Hit print then (Size) (Actual size) (Poster).. the PDF in question will print 12 pages in A4
     
  5. tintag27

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    Make sure you have at least 2 measurements you can physically check on the printouts with a good ruler - one in the string direction, and one across the body direction...
    Most home printers I have owned did not print absolutely precisely, and some not even in pro, so that a measurement in one direction might be 99.5% accurate and in another direction might print 99% correct. In normal use this is not a problem, but when you are piecing together tiled output up to guitar size you could be out enough to encounter intonation problems in your build. Consider getting a bureau to output a one piece print...
     
  6. Chordophonic

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    Thanks to everyone who replied, much appreciated!
     
  7. trev333

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    I use the assembled printouts for my outline....as long as the small black square is exactly right size...and some basic length/width comparisons made..... I sand my outer perimeters so they get some variance anyway.....

    . I never use a printout for accurate measurement/placement of parts/routs....

    I measure each body/rout/screw hole as I go, for accuracy.... always having the bridge/neck I'm going to use on hand....
     
  8. RickyRicardo

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    For the larger plans I go to a print shop like Staples. Stitching together 12 pages is a pain so I spend a couple of dollars and get it done on one big sheet of paper. Cheap and easy.
     
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    Cheap and Easy! I found my new motto!
     
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    i work at a print company and actually used a guitar template to calibrate one of our presses! ...... as long as you print it at the original size ,assuming the pdf is correct you shouldn't have a problem ...... i bought the cheapest printer walmart had 3 yrs ago and it still has an accurate output.
     
  11. RickyRicardo

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    If only this hobby was like that...:lol:
     
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