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Hi all!

I am a certified kitchen and bath designer and usually print to 11x17 paper on my Brother printer.  I have a project now that I need larger paper and after talking to my local document print shop (ARC, formerly Brownies), their protocol to print from efiles has changed.  I'm wondering if y'all have encountered this and perhaps can help me.

 

Their printers print from tif files.  They can convert a pdf file, but charge $4 per file.  I've searched online to look for tif printers and have found a few.  Some free, others not.  Anybody have any experience with this?

 

Thanks in advance!  :)

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Every print shop I encounter these days prints from many formats, the most popular, by far, is PDF. I tend to have a lot of allegiance to my vendors but not if they don't/can't/won't print from a PDF file then I will find a vendor that will.

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Bluebeam PDF Revu will export to tif, you can get a trial version from them. Like Larry I've not run into this every print/copy shop around here can work from PDF. Might try Staples, UPS, ...

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Tif is just an image format, so most programs should be able to convert to this. You can even export your layout from Chief, though not to scale. There are also free tools online that you can use. I've personally used this site and it does a decent job for free:

https://www.cometdocs.com/

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If you have Adobe Acrobat, Do a 'Save As' and choose TIF for the extension. 

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