How to Print a Poster Using an HP All in One

You have a picture you want to turn into a poster. You also have a HP All-In-One printer. You don't have to send or take the print to a photo developing service or shop. Your HP All-In-One printer can not only create a copy of the print, but it can also create a poster of your print on regular photo paper. All you need is plenty of paper, ink, a cutting tool and some adhesive to finish the poster project.

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Load your HP All-In-One printer with half a pack of photo paper. Hold the paper by its edges to keep any fingerprints off of the paper.

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Open the file of the photo you want to print, using the program you normally use to print photos from.

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Click “File,” then “Print” from the program's menu bar.

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Select the “HP All-In-One” printer, if it is not your default printer. Do not click the mouse -- just highlight the printer.

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Click “Properties,” “Options,” “Printer Setup,” “Printer” or “Preferences” -- depending on the software package you have.

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Click on the “Advanced” tab.

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Select “2x2,” “3x3,” “4x4” or “5x5” under the “Poster Printing” drop-down list.

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Note, the “2x2” selection requires four sheets of paper, “3x3” requires nine sheets of paper, “4x4” requires 16 sheets of paper and the “5x5” section requires 25 sheets of paper.

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Click “OK.”

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Click “Print.” Your photo will start printing.

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Carefully lay the printed pages out on a flat surface. Wear latex gloves to keep from smearing the ink on the pages.

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Let the printed pages dry for five minutes.

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Arrange the printed pages so the poster is formed. Notice which borders need to be trimmed. You don't want to trim all of the borders -- you need to leave one border on the side and one border on the top or bottom of the printed pages to glue the trimmed ones on to.

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Place a ruler on top of one of the printed pages and trim off the white border that needs to be removed. Use a cutting tool such as a sharp box cutter-like knife or other tool to remove that border.

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To speed up the trimming process, use a paper cutter.

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Continue trimming off the white borders that need to be trimmed on each printed page.

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Apply glue from a glue stick or other adhesive to one of the printed page's untrimmed border.

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Carefully place the trimmed printed page that matches the other printed page on top of the glue-applied untrimmed border.

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Gently press the two pages together using a clean soft cloth.

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Repeat steps 15 through 17 for the next two printed pages you need to glue. Continue gluing and placing until all the pages are connected and the poster is complete.

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Let the poster dry completely before hanging, laminating or placing it in a frame.