View Full Version : printing on 12x12 paper?

05-30-2006, 12:37 PM
My printer will not hold 12x12 paper..is there anywhere i can go to be able to print on 12x12 paper or am i just out of luck?
If it matters, im just putting a lyric on the top of the page and a lyric on the bottom
I have no idea with this stuff, so thanks for any help you can give.

05-30-2006, 12:49 PM
My printer won't either, but what I generally do is find a contrasting or complimenting paper and print onto it, then cut it out with fun scissors. It highlights the text a little more on the page, though.

I'm not brave enough, but you could try handwritting it, or using sticker letters.

You might also take a second piece of the same paper and cut it down to fit in your copier, then paste it on, hopefully the edging won't be too noticable.

Sorry, I know this isn't much help, but maybe it'll give you some ideas to build on.

05-30-2006, 01:54 PM
This is what I've done to print on 12x12, even though it won't fit into my printer.

1) Cut sheet down to 8.5x12

2) Print whatever it is I want on the page

3) Fit page back together

4) Cover seam with ribbon, strip of paper, or some other embellishment to cover over where paper had been cut

05-30-2006, 02:05 PM
Thanks for all your help..

I wont be using any ribbons or anything..this is a project i am making for my brother , using pictures of a family friend that died a few weeks ago..
I am trying to keep it simple...
Basically along the top i want to put "look for the girl with the broken smile"
then i went to add the pictures
then at tne bottom "she will be loved"

Thanks very much! ill work on it this weekend!

05-30-2006, 02:19 PM
What about a strip of card stock, either a contrasting color or another shade of the same color? I guess another idea, if you really don't want to cut/piece the paper back together again, is to print your phrase on white paper then find a copy center that has copy machines that can handle 12x12 and have them run it through for you.

Short of actually going out and purchasing a printer that can handle 12x12 I'm not sure what else to suggest. Good luck and let us know what you finally decided to do.

P.S. - I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your family friend.

05-30-2006, 05:37 PM
rub-ons are great! and they come in all sizes and colors. They run about $10 - $13 for a big package, but you get alot of letters! But if you use this coupon from Hobby Lobby it will save you 40%.

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Good luck!

05-30-2006, 05:54 PM
My printer does a nice job with vellum. The softer color would give a calm, peaceful feeling for a memorial page. Be aware that adhesives can show through the vellum, though. I usually attach it with brads, eyelets, or corner covers. Good luck with your project.

05-30-2006, 06:22 PM
thanks everyone! ill be working on this the next couple of weeks and will let you guys know what i end up doing!

05-31-2006, 10:07 AM
I second the vote for vellum. Perhaps you can chalk it to match the paper used underneath. You can soften the edges by tearing it too.

disney funseeker
05-31-2006, 10:08 AM
You can also print on a transparency and use an an overlay.

05-31-2006, 10:45 AM
what settings are you all using for printing on vellum? I tried to do this for a swap and the words were feathered so I couldnt use them. Is there some trick or specific vellum I should be using?


05-31-2006, 11:24 AM
I just ran my vellum through my printer - so far I haven't had any problems and I didn't change any of the settings ...

05-31-2006, 04:54 PM
what settings are you all using for printing on vellum? I tried to do this for a swap and the words were feathered so I couldnt use them. Is there some trick or specific vellum I should be using?

KellieIt's been a while since I printed on vellum, but I believe to get the best results I changed the paper setting to transparency.