At a Glance
- Easy to use; could save a business money by printing proofs of signage or displays; fun (but ink-costly) for home use
- Cannot import the contents of PDF documents. Scaling algorithm is good, but it’s no miracle worker.
Create posters and other oversized output with your printer.
RonyaSoftPoster Printer gives anyone the ability to print images
or text the size of large signs or even billboards as large as 32
feet along the largest side, using just a normal inkjet or laser
printer and standard-sized sheets of paper. The program dices your
image into 8.5 by 11-inch chunks (with a little overlap, just to
make reassembly easier) then coordinates the printing of the final
product onto what could be a lot of dead trees: a 32 foot
billboard-sized enlargement, for example, requires about 1400
letter-sized sheets, which you then have to glue together by hand.
Fortunately, most of us are working with something much
Assembling the poster isn’t as bad as it sounds, since RonyaSoft
Poster Printer adds glue- and crop-marks to ease reassembly. Plus
you can easily switch between landscape and portrait page
orientation to see which will use fewer sheets of paper, a feature
that invariably will save you time, money, glue, and potentially
You can open and resize Windows Metafile (WMF) and Enhanced
Metafile (EMF) vector graphics, plus any resolution bitmap, GIF,
JPEG, PNG, and TIFF raster files. However, not being able to open
and resize vector graphics other than WMF and EMF somewhat limits
RonyaSoft Poster Printer’s usefulness. The option to open PDFs,
which is currently not available, would be a great addition to
Not all images will be of sufficient resolution for the largest
magnifications, and RonyaSoft Poster Printer doesn’t warn you when
you’ve resized an image of an original resolution too low to avoid
pixelation the size of Lego bricks. Unlike free utilities like
blockposters.com, which does essentially the same thing but with
the intention of making your original image look blocky, Poster
Printer offers four different scaling algorithms. You can
experiment to find out which works best with your original image,
final size, the printer you’re using, and exactly how pixelated you
want the image to look.
RonyaSoft Poster Printer is an indispensable tool to help you
create informal banners and posters for your next surprise party,
or oversized display materials for a business meeting. A business
user could really get their money’s worth by using Poster Printer
to format and print inexpensive proofs of signs, displays, and
other large items, especially during a brainstorming or review
process. That said, the not-insignificant costs
of consumables (combined with the need to print
dozens-to-hundreds of pages, quickly depleting inkjet or toner
cartridges) unavoidably raises the cost per print job.
Weighing the costs of in-house consumables versus Kinkos,
RonyaSoft Poster Printer is a viable alternative, and so simple it
gets the job done with minimal effort.
Note: The price given here is for a personal
license. Business users must purchase a $30 license.