How to print our patterns
Print patterns at home
The PDF pattern comes in two different sizes: A4 paper (21 x 29,7 cm) and Letter format (8.5 x 11 inches).
If you are printing the pattern at home, please make sure that the printer is set to:
This way the pattern will be printed to scale and the size will not be distorted. A quick check is our 10cm / 3 inch size ruler, which is always printed on the first page of the pattern. Best to print out the first page by itself, check the length of the line to be sure that the pattern has not been wrongly scaled by your printing software.
Our updated PDF patterns (look for the button "with TECHNICAL DRAWINGS" for updated patterns) contain selectable layers that allow you to choose which size(s) you would like to print. This makes your pattern more comprehensible and saves ink. In Adobe Acrobat Reader go to View > Show/Hide > Navigation Panes > Layers. All sizes are selected by default. Deactivate the sizes you do not need. However, always leave the layer “For all sizes – select when printing” active!
On all pages you‘ll find the page number (grey) and an assembly line for the pattern. Spread out the pattern on the floor and place the pieces along the lines. The numbers run from top to bottom, the columns from left to right. Tape all the pages together to get the complete pattern.
Print at the copyshop
Your .zip file also contains a file in “copy shop” format, which you can print out at a local print shop or service such as patternsy.com if you wish. Our copy shop pattern files are usually A0 format (1189 x 841 mm), as this is a common large format for printing.
Printers have a variety of printing options, so it’s best to google if your copy shop can print the pattern. Unfortunately, we can’t customise our pattern files for every specific request or change the size for custom requests.
But we have compiled some important information for your copy shop in each pattern.
Print with patternsy.com
We would also like to recommend patternsy.com for printing our patterns. This small, friendly British company ships worldwide at very low prices. They understand patterns and produce patterns on tissue paper at very high quality. You can find Su & Mark at patternsy.com