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Shogun 02-21-2013 06:55 PM

Rasterbating
 
So I wanted something for my bedroom, because my walls were pretty bare and have been for some time. I knew I didn't want to spend a lot of money and I wanted the pictures that I wanted that I knew I couldn't find in print/for the price. So I was looking online and I came up on this website http://arje.net/rasterbator

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Tiled printing is a method that computer programs use to enable users to print images larger than a standard page, recently popularized by a program called The Rasterbator. A tiled printing program overlays a grid on the printed image in which each cell (or tile) is the size of a printed page and then prints each tile. A person can then arrange the tiles to reconstruct the full image.

Tiled printing has been widespread since the days of mainframe computers. Programs were available to convert images to ASCII art that, when printed large enough and viewed sufficiently far away, appeared to be smoothly shaded. Modern software may use halftoning to achieve a similar effect.

Another form of tiled printing, inspired by continuous feed printers, involves making a long message of letters, possibly with inline graphics of the same height, and printing it sideways over several pages to make a banner. This type of printing is usually associated with The Print Shop, a 1980s software package.

Since high resolution images are used to create the prints, a large amount of ink is used in the process of making tiled prints in the past. Inexpensive ink jet printers now allow people to make tiled printouts that do not sacrifice the original image's resolution. These decorations are sometimes called rasterbations, after a popular tiled printing program, "The Rasterbator." The Rasterbator program accepts users' images and divides them into a grid format. Users can specify how big the final product should be, in terms of pages. The Rasterbator then produces PDF images that when printed out, form the entire picture.
Basically you upload a picture to the program and it spits out a PDF file of you picture, 'rasterized' or tiled and you open the PDF in Adobe Reader and print it off. It prints it off in 9-25 or more Pages, Color or Black and White, your choice.

I did 3 trial versions and I decided that I'm going to spend a little extra and put the PDF on a Flash Drive and take it to Office Depot/Staples and get it printed by their good printers on some thicker paper so it looks better, which still won't cost that much, If anybody is interested and wants to know how much it will cost me, ill post it in the thread. Kinda cool, just thought I'd share if anybody here is interested in it.

George Brett :

http://i46.tinypic.com/35ho7b8.jpg

Next 2 I did were of Kevin Garnett :

http://i45.tinypic.com/14l8q0.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/e15fm8.jpg

Jewish Rabbi 02-21-2013 07:03 PM

I normally rasterbate in the shower.

KC Tattoo 02-21-2013 07:03 PM

Thats kind of cool should turn out good on the wall. Good job.

Lumpy 02-21-2013 09:02 PM

Very cool! :thumb:

For the thicker stock, I would suggest going with at least an 80# matte or gloss cover.

TribalElder 02-21-2013 09:14 PM

You should go to dollar tree and get some border less picture frames

Shogun 02-21-2013 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Lumpy (Post 9424405)
Very cool! :thumb:

For the thicker stock, I would suggest going with at least an 80# matte or gloss cover.

Noted. Planned on getting gloss, know that I want it on something much thicker so it doesnt look cheap, while still being easy on my wallet.

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Originally Posted by TribalElder (Post 9424428)
You should go to dollar tree and get some border less picture frames

Already ahead of you! They had cases (24 frames) for $24, pretty good deal and that should do 2 pictures

-King- 02-21-2013 09:47 PM

Already have one Chiefs up on my wall. Rasterbated pics look much better than regular pics blown up

Shogun 02-21-2013 09:53 PM

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Originally Posted by -King- (Post 9424519)
Already have one Chiefs up on my wall. Rasterbated pics look much better than regular pics blown up

Would be great if you could post a pic! I'm curious to see how it looks

AussieChiefsFan 02-21-2013 10:10 PM

That's really awesome!

Fairplay 02-21-2013 10:14 PM

Your eyes will go bad if you rasterbat too much.

stevieray 02-21-2013 10:15 PM

pretty cool...first heard about this a few years back...I recently found a company that can put my artwork on shirts....going to have a couple made up to see how well it works out...gonna do my Ray Charles mural from Knuckleheads.

-King- 02-21-2013 10:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Shogun (Post 9424531)
Would be great if you could post a pic! I'm curious to see how it looks

Wanted to do it bigger, something like a 5x3 or something like that, but rasterbating EATS ink.

Heres a pic I took a while back http://i.imgur.com/n21lxWz.jpg

WayneBowe 02-21-2013 10:43 PM

Great basement idea, or family portrait idea.

crossbow 02-21-2013 10:47 PM

I was told that impure thoughts cause acne.

Strongside 02-21-2013 11:10 PM

Cool. However I started out as a graphic designer at a large format printing company after college, and before I moved into advertising. My brother now owns a highly successful large format company...so whenever I get the urge to redecorate, print big, or wrap a vehicle I get it done for free. It's glorious.


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