How to Make a Large Picture Print on Multiple Pages

By Contributing Writer

Whether you've worked hard to create a large illustration or you simply have a beloved picture you want to print out, it's always disheartening to find out it may be too big to print. By changing a few settings in Adobe Illustrator, you can manage to make a large picture print over multiple pages. The whole process takes a few moments and will leave you with your desired results.

Things You'll Need

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Printer paper
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Step 1

Open your picture in Adobe Illustrator.

Step 2

Navigate to "File," then "Print" in the Illustrator file menu.

Step 3

Select the "Setup" option from the left toolbar.

Step 4

Choose "Tile Imageable Areas" in the tiling drop-down menu.

Step 5

Choose a degree of overlap to be on the safe side. One-half to three-quarters of an inch is usually a safe bet.

Step 6

Select "Print" to print your selection.

Step 7

Cut and tape your image together using your scissors and tape.