Copy stores charge a lot for printing big posters, so here's a tip: Pair up with a friend and get two or more posters printed at a time. The price goes down dramatically for 2nd and 3rd copies. Then protect your poster by spraying it with fixative: An art supply store can recommend a UV fixative to keep the art bright and protect it from minor water spotting. For hardcore weather-proofing, get your poster laminated. Or just cover the surface with parallel strips of clear packing tape. This is cheap and works just fine.

DESIGNER STEVE MEHALLO is an illustrator, graphic designer, and fontographer based in Sacramento, California.

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----> In classic 8.5 x 11
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These pdf files should print well from any color printer, if you don't have one, just bring the files on disk to a copy store.

To make an oversized poster, simply download the 11 x 17 format file above, bring it in on a disk to a copy store and tell the nice person behind the counter what size you want.