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    Default Printing posters

    Hi,

    a friend of mine passed me a link to a beautiful 1944 "Chart of
    electromagnetic radiations" at (1). He wants to print the big version
    (2) in four pages and join them later. I have a laser color printer, his
    is B/W, so the task is on me :-)

    Fine! I say. Linux has the "poster" CLI app, just the very thing:

    poster (1) - Scale and tile a postscript image to print on
    multiple pages

    So first I convert the image to postscript, then I try a trial 'poster'
    run:


    Code:
    
    > cer@Telcontar:~/Photos/curios> convert radiationbigger.jpg radiationbigger.ps
    > cer@Telcontar:~/Photos/curios>
    > cer@Telcontar:~/Photos/curios> poster -s 0.8 -v radiationbigger.ps -o radiationbigger-poster.ps
    > Using default media of A4
    > Using default cutmargin of 5%
    > Using default whitemargin of 0
    > Opened 'radiationbigger-poster.ps' for writing
    > Deciding for 2 columns and 2 rows of landscape pages.
    > print page 1
    > print page 2
    > print page 3
    > print page 4
    > cer@Telcontar:~/Photos/curios>
    > cer@Telcontar:~/Photos/curios> l radiationbigger*
    > -rw-r--r-- 1 cer users 10829489 Sep  8 13:14 radiationbigger-poster.ps
    > -rw-r--r-- 1 cer users  1825248 Aug 30 20:02 radiationbigger.jpg
    > -rw-r--r-- 1 cer users 10827572 Sep  8 13:12 radiationbigger.ps
    > cer@Telcontar:~/Photos/curios>
    Wonderful. I'm already gloating. So I want to display the result with
    "gv" - bang! It errors with:


    Code:
    
    > Error: /limitcheck in -file-GPL Ghostscript 9.06: Unrecoverable error,
    > exit code 1
    >
    > Operand stack:
    >    print_content_of_complete_page_0
    > Execution stack:
    >    %interp_exit   .runexec2   --nostringval--   --nostringval-- --nostringval--   2   %stopped_push   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   false   1   %stopped_push   1894   1   3
    > %oparray_pop   1893   1   3   %oparray_pop   1877   1   3   %oparray_pop   1771   1   3   %oparray_pop   --nostringval--   %errorexec_pop .runexec2   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   2   %stopped_push
    > Dictionary stack:
    >    --dict:1163/1684(ro)(G)--   --dict:0/20(G)--   --dict:94/200(L)--
    > Current allocation mode is local

    The generated postscript is bad, I can not make use of it.


    Ok, so then 2 questions:

    1) Is this a known bug? (and is there a known solution)?

    2) Is there another method to generate a 4 page poster without using the
    "poster" program? I tried "gimp" for a while, got nowhere.


    This is using 12.3 and:

    Code:
    poster-20060221-87.1.1.x86_64
    gv-3.7.0-12.1.2.x86_64
    ghostscript-9.06-4.1.1.x86_64

    Code:
    
    > 1) <http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-08/let-chart-1944-teach-you-about-electromagnetic-radiation>
    > 2) <http://www.popsci.com/files/radiationbigger.jpg>

    (I have an even bigger copy of the photo, 100MB in size)

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    Default Re: Printing posters

    Carlos E. R. wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > a friend of mine passed me a link to a beautiful 1944 "Chart of
    > electromagnetic radiations" at (1). He wants to print the big version
    > (2) in four pages and join them later. I have a laser color printer, his
    > is B/W, so the task is on me :-)
    >
    > Fine! I say. Linux has the "poster" CLI app, just the very thing:
    >
    > poster (1) - Scale and tile a postscript image to print on
    > multiple pages
    >
    > So first I convert the image to postscript, then I try a trial 'poster'
    > run:
    >
    >
    >
    Code:
    
    >> cer@Telcontar:~/Photos/curios> convert radiationbigger.jpg radiationbigger.ps
    >> cer@Telcontar:~/Photos/curios>
    >> cer@Telcontar:~/Photos/curios> poster -s 0.8 -v radiationbigger.ps -o radiationbigger-poster.ps
    >> Using default media of A4
    >> Using default cutmargin of 5%
    >> Using default whitemargin of 0
    >> Opened 'radiationbigger-poster.ps' for writing
    >> Deciding for 2 columns and 2 rows of landscape pages.
    >> print page 1
    >> print page 2
    >> print page 3
    >> print page 4
    >> cer@Telcontar:~/Photos/curios>
    >> cer@Telcontar:~/Photos/curios> l radiationbigger*
    >> -rw-r--r-- 1 cer users 10829489 Sep  8 13:14 radiationbigger-poster.ps
    >> -rw-r--r-- 1 cer users  1825248 Aug 30 20:02 radiationbigger.jpg
    >> -rw-r--r-- 1 cer users 10827572 Sep  8 13:12 radiationbigger.ps
    >> cer@Telcontar:~/Photos/curios>
    >
    >
    > Wonderful. I'm already gloating. So I want to display the result with
    > "gv" - bang! It errors with:
    >
    >
    >
    Code:
    
    >> Error: /limitcheck in -file-GPL Ghostscript 9.06: Unrecoverable error,
    >> exit code 1
    >>
    >> Operand stack:
    >>     print_content_of_complete_page_0
    >> Execution stack:
    >>     %interp_exit   .runexec2   --nostringval--   --nostringval-- --nostringval--   2   %stopped_push   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   false   1   %stopped_push   1894   1   3
    >> %oparray_pop   1893   1   3   %oparray_pop   1877   1   3   %oparray_pop   1771   1   3   %oparray_pop   --nostringval--   %errorexec_pop .runexec2   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   2   %stopped_push
    >> Dictionary stack:
    >>     --dict:1163/1684(ro)(G)--   --dict:0/20(G)--   --dict:94/200(L)--
    >> Current allocation mode is local
    >
    >
    >
    > The generated postscript is bad, I can not make use of it.
    >
    >
    > Ok, so then 2 questions:
    >
    > 1) Is this a known bug? (and is there a known solution)?
    >
    > 2) Is there another method to generate a 4 page poster without using the
    > "poster" program? I tried "gimp" for a while, got nowhere.
    >
    >
    > This is using 12.3 and:
    >
    >
    Code:
    > poster-20060221-87.1.1.x86_64
    > gv-3.7.0-12.1.2.x86_64
    > ghostscript-9.06-4.1.1.x86_64
    >
    >
    >
    >
    Code:
    
    >> 1) <http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-08/let-chart-1944-teach-you-about-electromagnetic-radiation>
    >> 2) <http://www.popsci.com/files/radiationbigger.jpg>
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > (I have an even bigger copy of the photo, 100MB in size)
    >


    Did you try GUI tool

    Found a recommendation here on searching the web

    http://www.shibuvarkala.com/2009/11/...in-ubuntu.html

    OBS :- http://software.opensuse.org/package/PosteRazor
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    Default Re: Printing posters

    On Mon 09 Sep 2013 01:03:07 PM CDT, Carlos E. R. wrote:

    2) Is there another method to generate a 4 page poster without using the
    "poster" program? I tried "gimp" for a while, got nowhere.
    Hi
    PosteRazor?
    http://lifehacker.com/392221/postera...e-page-posters

    Compile from source, use the binary download, or look at the one on OBS
    (since it needs patching)?

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    On 2013-09-09, Carlos E. R. <robin_listas@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
    > Ok, so then 2 questions:
    >
    > 1) Is this a known bug? (and is there a known solution)?
    >
    > 2) Is there another method to generate a 4 page poster without using the
    > "poster" program? I tried "gimp" for a while, got nowhere.


    Not sure I entirely understand the problem, but have you tried Scribus.

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    On 2013-09-09 15:32, vazhavandan wrote:
    > Carlos E. R. wrote:


    > Did you try GUI tool


    No, I didn't know of any.


    > Found a recommendation here on searching the web
    >
    > http://www.shibuvarkala.com/2009/11/...in-ubuntu.html
    >
    >
    > OBS :- http://software.opensuse.org/package/PosteRazor


    Wonderful! And it works, too :-)

    Thanks!


    (I wonder what search terms you used for searching)

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    Default Re: Printing posters

    On 2013-09-09 15:36, malcolmlewis wrote:

    > Hi
    > PosteRazor?
    > http://lifehacker.com/392221/postera...e-page-posters
    >
    > Compile from source, use the binary download, or look at the one on OBS
    > (since it needs patching)?


    I installed the one from the OBS. I'm printing it now - if my printer
    can cope with that big photo. I might have an out of memory error.

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    On 2013-09-09 15:48, flymail wrote:

    >
    > Not sure I entirely understand the problem, but have you tried Scribus.


    No, never used that tool. It scares me a bit. O:-)

    I'll explain the problem (even though it is solved now, for completeness)

    I have a photo:

    Code:
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    +---------------------------------+
    But I want to print it bigger, in A3 or A2 size:


    Code:
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    So I print it in four pieces of paper, and glue them together - instead
    of renting a big printer.

    In MsDOS I had a software that printed loooong banners in roll printer
    paper - not sure of the name - paper that came in boxes with holes in
    both sides to feed the printer. Ink ribbon printers, it took hours to
    print, and then you had to replace the ribbon. For parties :-)

    Code:
    +--o---o---·--o---o---·--o---o---·--o---o---·--o---o---·--o---o---+
    |          ·          ·          ·          ·          ·          |
    |  P       ·   A      ·   R      ·    T     ·    Y     ·     !    |
    |          ·          ·          ·          ·          ·          |
    +--o---o---·--o---o---·--o---o---·--o---o---·--o---o---·--o---o---+


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    Carlos E. R.
    (from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)

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    Default Re: Printing posters

    Carlos E. R. wrote:
    > On 2013-09-09 15:32, vazhavandan wrote:
    >> Carlos E. R. wrote:

    >
    >> Did you try GUI tool

    >
    > No, I didn't know of any.
    >
    >
    >> Found a recommendation here on searching the web
    >>
    >> http://www.shibuvarkala.com/2009/11/...in-ubuntu.html
    >>
    >>
    >> OBS :- http://software.opensuse.org/package/PosteRazor

    >
    > Wonderful! And it works, too :-)
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    >
    > (I wonder what search terms you used for searching)
    >

    The keywords i used are :- poster linux print
    and i use dogpile.com for searching on the web. It *generally* gives
    more appropriate search results than google.
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    Default Re: Printing posters

    On 2013-09-09 16:54, vazhavandan wrote:
    > Carlos E. R. wrote:



    >> (I wonder what search terms you used for searching)
    >>

    > The keywords i used are :- poster linux print
    > and i use dogpile.com for searching on the web. It *generally* gives
    > more appropriate search results than google.


    Noted - thanks

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    The 'pdfposter' utility might also work for you if you prefer CLI

    leolca's blog: pdfposter

    Code:
    man pdfposter

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