Scalescenes. com kits are supplied to you as PDF (Portable Document Format) files. To read PDF files you must have Adobe Reader installed on your computer. This software is a free download available from: http://get.adobe.com/reader/
Scalescenes kits have been designed to fit on to A4 (210x297mm) size paper. A quality matt photo paper (90-120gsm) or similar is recommended if using an inkjet printer or quality copier paper if using a laser printer. Lighter weight paper will make the job of wrapping the prints around corners a lot easier.
If you are printing on an inkjet style printer, the higher the quality (or ‘dpi’) the crisper the image will print. Higher quality prints use more ink. If in doubt, try printing just one page and check the results. Your printer's software may allow you to save these settings for future prints.
Each kit comes with two files, one being the artwork and the other being the instructions. The instructions can be printed separately on a lower quality print setting on normal paper to save on consumables.
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Launch Adobe Reader and then open up the kit file.
Select ‘File’ then ‘Print’
Select the printer you are outputting the files on
IMPORTANT: Print at 100%.
Ensure all page scaling, ‘Fit to page’ or similar are UNCHECKED (failure to do so could result in the sheets printing at the wrong scale).
Select ‘Properties’, select the type of paper you are printing on and then select the desired quality or ‘dpi’.
Save these printer settings (if this feature is available)
Select ‘OK’ or ‘Print’
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