Printing Tips

Scale Model Scenery Brick Papers, Kits & Textures are supplied to you in PDF (Portable Document Format) files. To be able to read PDF files you must have Adobe Reader installed on your computer. This software is completely free to download available from: http://get.adobe.com/reader/

Our Brick Papers, Kits & Texture sheets have been designed to print on to A4 (210x297mm) size sheet of paper. We recommend quality matt paper (90-120gsm) or similar. Photo quality inkjet paper will give the best results, but test results on a good quality copier paper have been good too. Plus, using a lighter weight paper (standard copier paper) will make it much easier to wrap the sheets around corners etc.

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For inkjet printers, a higher quality dpi setting will give better results. Our textures are designed at 300dpi, which is an industry wide, accepted setting for printed material. Please note however that higher quality prints use more ink, so we recommend a little trial and error to get the right balance. If in doubt, we suggest printing just one page and check the results. Your printer’s software may allow you to save these settings for future prints, which is always handy.

What will the colours be like on my printer? Why not run a test print.

Basic Printing Instructions

Step 1:

Launch Adobe Reader and then open up the texture / Brick Paper file.

Step 2:

Select ‘File’ then ‘Print’.

Step 3:

Select the printer you wish to use.

Step 4:

IMPORTANT: Print at 100%.

Ensure all page scaling, ‘Fit to page’ or similar are UNCHECKED (failure to do this may result in incorrect scaling of your texture/brick paper).

Step 5:

Select ‘Properties’, select the type of paper you are using to print your texture and then select the desired quality or ‘dpi’.

Step 6:

Save these printer settings (if available)

Step 7:

Select ‘OK’ or ‘Print’

That’s it!