How to make posters with newspaper

We're often asked about  printing images that run all the way across the sheets of a newspaper, like a series of posters. Setting up a file to print as full spread posters is simple once you know how. But it is difficult to explain with words!

We are going to show you how to make a dummy, or mock-up, of your newspaper and then we need never confuse each other ever again.

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1. Collect some pieces of paper — they can be any size or shape. You want to have as many sheets of paper as you want to make posters. In this example we're to make 3 double-sided posters, so I have 3 sheets of paper here.

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2. Sketch out a rough version of how each poster is going to look on the sheets.

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3. Make sure you also sketch out how the back of each poster will look, if they  have any artwork or text on them.

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4. Now you should have a pile of sheets that are rough versions of the pile of posters you want to order from Newspaper Club.

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5. Gather the sheets together in the order and direction you want them to be printed in.

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6. Now fold the whole pile in half.

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7. Ta-da! This is your dummy newspaper.

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8. Check through to make sure you're happy with the order of the sheets. If not,  rearrange them until you're happy with the way it looks!

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9. Number the bottom corner of every page — these numbers are the page numbers for your file. So page 1 in your dummy should look like page 1 in your file, page 2 should look like page 2, and so on.

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10. Flip through your mock-up newspaper — you can see which page each part of each poster should be in your file.

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11. Now you can pull the paper apart and see which page each half of each side belongs on.

Now that you know how incredibly easy it is to print your own posters, hopefully we can put an end to the sleepless nights and confused exchanges. But if you're still unsure, just drop us an email at support@newspaperclub.com. We do always get there somehow in the end.   : )

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