I guess the technical term is "tiled printing." I don't know anything about it except that I can print a poster from my home printer/school printer and I don't have to pay extra to have it printed at Kinkos! Woohoo!
How to print poster sized from a regular printer:
1. Save your document as a picture or pdf
2. Insert your picture into excel
3. Format your picture in excel to the size that you want
4. Click print
Seriously, it is that easy- Excel automatically tiles your printing for you! Once it has printed on multiple sheets- you will need to puzzle piece it together and tape it/laminate it so that you have your poster, voila!
|All the pieces are laid out and pieced together- I had to trim some of the margins|
|I placed a small amount of tape on the front to hold the pieces together|
|Then I flipped it over|
|and added packaging tape to the back to hold it all together|
|This is what it looks like hanging on the wall (don't mind the busy border or the crooked letters)!|
I am so excited to think of all the things that I can print! I hope this helps someone as much as it has helped me!