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Paul Godfrey24/05/2011 21:33:07
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Having recently purchased Speedline's 1/12th Severn Class lifeboat kit, I've been trying to locate a printing firm that can print 2A0 sized plans.
The plans are supplied on CD in PDF format, which at 100% give the correct scale for the model. To print each of the three supplied plans at 1/12th requires three 2A0 sheets - the two largest plans measure around 59 x 47 inches, and the third just a bit smaller.
I have found several printing firms on the Internet, but the largest they print at is A0. I want each plan on a single sheet, and know it can be done as in the past I've seen some very large plans/architectural drawings.
Does anyone know of a printing firm that can do this?
Many thanks
Colin Bishop24/05/2011 22:54:20
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Firms do exist but can be difficult to track down. I had the same problem myself. What you could try is to find a local firm which offers A0 and ask them if they know of anyone who can do the bigger sizes, the chances are that they will be able to put you in touch with someone. An alternative would be to contact a local architectural practice and ask them who they use.


It's really a question of finding somebody who has the very expensive machines needed to print the larger sizes.


Bob Abell25/05/2011 08:19:41
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Hello Paul
There is a model boat dealer called...."The Shipfinder General " and he has prints up to 16 feet long!
He attends most of the big shows
Ducky25/05/2011 10:39:25
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Have you tried "Staples" Paul , they do a printing service and have some quite big machines. I think they have branches in most big towns.
Dave Milbourn25/05/2011 14:42:17
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John E Wright in Nottingham can do this BUT the sheet price is £36+VAT. They have a website. An alternative would be the copy shop which we use, but they would have to check up on the print size and also their stock of paper. PM me for their number if you want to pursue.
Why not ask Adrian where he gets his printing done?
Dave M

Edited By Dave Milbourn on 25/05/2011 14:44:02

Paul Godfrey25/05/2011 20:55:09
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Many thanks to you all for your helpful replies.
There's a Staples here in Chelmsford, so I'll give them a go first of all.
If no joy there, I'll follow up the many other leads you've kindly provided.
Thanks Colin, Bob, Ducky & Dave once again.
Regards, Paul.

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