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Long story short, today I printed and framed (A4 size) this view across Lake Wakatipu, from the shore line in Queenstown, NZ. I took the picture in 2012 towards the end of our six week tour of New Zealand.

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Wow, the light is just fantastic!
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stuck wrote:
21 Nov 2020, 19:24
Long story short, today I printed and framed (A4 size) this view across Lake Wakatipu, from the shore line in Queenstown, NZ. I took the picture in 2012 towards the end of our six week tour of New Zealand.
Ken, this is a wonder-full image and deserves better than A4-status.

I bet it would look good coming from a 48" printer.

I found such a beast in Collingwood, Ontario, two hours drive north of Toronto and had them print off my 30MB Transilien_Île-de-France_map.jpg
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I could give a ten-hour lecture on the Transilien to 200 people, if I could fit them in my living-room.

How would you go about locating a 48-inch wide flatbed printer in the UK?

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ChrisGreaves wrote:
21 Nov 2020, 20:07
How would you go about locating a 48-inch wide flatbed printer in the UK?
Use Google, how else?

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edited to add: that's how I found somewhere when I did this one:
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stuck wrote:
22 Nov 2020, 13:16
... edited to add: that's how I found somewhere when I did this one:
Oh. OK.

Ken, I thought that you had printed the magnificent mountain view on only an A4 sheet of paper, 11x8 inches.
That's why I suggested looking for a wide-carriage printer (shop).

My Transilean was printed on its side, so it fed out 48" wide and as long as I wanted it (60" as it turns out).
I had an 1894 map of Toronto done the same way.
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ChrisGreaves wrote:
22 Nov 2020, 16:12
...I thought that you had printed the magnificent mountain view on only an A4 sheet of paper...
I did. I could have gone larger, my printer will do A3 (11.7 x 16.5 inches) but the frame I had was an A4 (8.3 x 11.7 inches) one there was no point going larger. If I ever want giant then I would probably go back to the web-store where I got the giant canvas print of the tree done.

The thing about giant prints though is you need giant walls on which to hang them. Our house is not small but neither is it giant.

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stuck wrote:
22 Nov 2020, 16:30
The thing about giant prints though is you need giant walls on which to hang them.
True, Ken, very true.
And only an cottage-bound idiot would buy 1,000 books and then build more wall-to-wall bookcases to house the books, right? :laugh: :rofl:
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ChrisGreaves wrote:
22 Nov 2020, 16:58
...wall-to-wall bookcases to house the books...
I feel your pain. One wall of our living room is bookshelves from about chest height to ceiling. We need more shelf space but we can't extended down to the floor, there's other stuff, notably the hifi and all the CDs and LPs (remember them? big 12" discs of vinyl), in the way. If we removed the bookshelves there would room for a couple of big prints but then there would be the problem of where to put the books.

Perhaps we need a bigger house?

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stuck wrote:
22 Nov 2020, 17:10
... but then there would be the problem of where to put the books.
Ken,
What didn't you understand about "I have built more wall-to-wall bookshelves"? :read: :flee: :flee: :flee:
:rofl: :laugh:
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ChrisGreaves wrote:
22 Nov 2020, 18:24
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What didn't you understand...
I understood that you've got wall space available to cover with bookshelves. Sadly I don't.

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stuck wrote:
22 Nov 2020, 18:48
I understood that you've got wall space available to cover with bookshelves ...
"... the problem of where to put the books"

Right!
Now just join the dots !
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Sooooo.... Baring bookcases, where do people "store" their books? Here's a starter....

37 cm pile by the television, on the stairs, under the stairs, pile ofbooks in the kitchen, bedside table. I even have a few in the bathroom and toilet!

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Very dramatic image Ken.

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