Our digital pattern and tutorial files are formatted as PDFs. Use Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat to open and print the file. If you don’t already have it, you can download the updated version here. http://get.adobe.com/reader/
All patterns are full-scale with all sizes included. Each download pattern includes two PDF copy shop pattern files, one is for U.S. copy shops, and the other is A0 size for international printing. The files will include either "U.S. Copy Shop" or "A0 international" in their titles.
Our copy shop PDF patterns include the full pattern, which will be printed full size with no assembly required. The patterns can be printed at any local printer that has either a 36" wide printer (in the U.S.) or an A0 printer (international). In the U.S., businesses like Kinkos or Office Depot have this size printer.
However, we have found that online printers have better prices, and recommend either PDFPlotting.com, or Sublime Grafx. To use these printers, simply upload the U.S. copy shop file to their website. You will find directions for the process on both websites below.
Step 1. Go to the Black & White Pattern printing page at PDFplotting.com here. Look for the blue button that says Select PDF Document. Click on that button.
Step 2. When you click the blue button, a window will open so you can find and choose your Copy Shop pattern. When you have clicked on the pattern, click Open, at the bottom of the window. Please note, this screenshot was taken on a Mac computer, using the Chrome internet browser. Your window may not look the same.
Step 3. After you have clicked open, the pattern will begin to upload. Look for the blue line that says the document is processing.
Step 4. When the pattern is uploaded, the screen will show the pattern title – confirm that you have uploaded the correct file. Then, choose the number of copies you would like and click Add To Cart.
Step 5. Once you have clicked Add To Cart, you can checkout as you would on any other website. Please note, PDFPlotting.com has a $10 minimum order. You can either add more patterns to your print order, or they will charge a surcharge.
Step 1. Go to the Black & White Pattern printing page at SublimeGrafx.com here.
Step 2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page. There, you will find the option for the type of paper you want the pattern printed on. We normally choose tissue.
Step 3. After you have chosen your paper, click the green button to upload the pattern file.
Step 5. When you click the green button, a window will open so you can find and choose your Copy Shop pattern. When you have clicked on the pattern, click Open, at the bottom of the window. Please note, this screenshot was taken on a Mac computer, using the Chrome internet browser. Your window may not look the same.
Step 6. When the document is uploaded, you will see an eye symbol under the green box. Click Add to Cart.
Step 7. When you checkout, be sure to confirm that you have uploaded the correct file. Then checkout as you would on any other site.
Note: the page where you upload your pattern files shows the shipping price breaks for printing and shipping multiple patterns, so you might want to print more than one pattern at a time.