Note: If your photo is less than 300 DPI and you still want to have it enlarged and printed by a professional use the "Forcing Resolution Into Images" technique we wrote about - click here.
PROJECT ON A WALL TO PAINT
To some it may sound silly, but using an overhead projector a digital photo can first be printed at its physical size - the size it is on disk - then placed into an overhead projector to both enlarge it and project it on to a surface for an artist to paint. This isn't really “digital photo enlargement printing” but it is producing the output of an enlargement from a digital source so we included this option.
PRINT PHOTO ENLARGEMENTS YOURSELF
Photo enlargement printing is out of the question except for those with expensive large format digital printing equipment. It is possible to painstakingly print photo enlargements at home by “carving up” single page pieces of an enlarged photo and printing “panels” to be assembled into the enlarged version. This is the way roadside billboards are assembled.
“Assembling panels together” is more dramatic and seamless than you might imagine. Once individual panels are assembled together, all the human eye can see is the entire image unless you stand very close to the surface. How many times have you driven down a highway and were able to see the individual panels of a billboard?
Our product YottaPrint prints photo enlargements in this way – the way billboards are printed - click here to read more.
Printing photo enlargements either using a company or on your own gives you the advantage of being able to display a photo enlargement that is personal to you. But remember, because you are both enlarging and printing on hard media (such as paper or canvas), make sure you start with the highest resolution image possible.