How to Submit PDF Prints

We love large format prints! We print on really large paper, that's a heavier weight (no tissue!) For PDF prints, each page (36 x 48 inches) costs $4.50. We are only able to print copyshop and A0 sized files. Most patterns are 1-3 pages, though some are occasionally more. If you can't tell how many pages your file is, we can figure that out for you. If you purchase too few pages we will invoice you for the difference; if you purchase too many we will refund you the overage. 

To ship your prints in a tracked package, we can fold them, or for a few dollars extra, we can roll them into a tube to limit creasing. Print orders containing only 1-2 pages can be shipped via lettermail (with no tracking) for a smaller fee. Prints can be ordered on our website, and you can submit your files there as well; the shipping options will be listed during check out.

Not sure what we are talking about? Here's our explainer for the difference between Copyshop (A0) and Print-At-Home (Letter-Sized) patterns.

To submit your patterns, follow our handy step-by-step guide:

Step 1: Navigate to our Pattern Printing page (PDF PRINTING in the main menu).

Spool & Spindle website homepage, with an arrow to "PDF Printing"

Step 2: Click on the PDF Printout listing.

Website screenshot listing, arrow to the PDF Printout item.

Step 3: Click Choose File, which will bring up a menu of options from your computer.

Website screenshot with an arrow to the Choose File button.

Step 4: Choose the file you want printed, and click "Open". Not sure which file? Choose a PDF file that says A0, Copyshop, Wide Format, Printshop, Large Format, or Arch E. Just upload 1 file.

Screenshot of a file selection dialog, arrow to an A0 format pdf.

Step 5: Let us know what we're printing! Include the pattern name, and any printing instructions in the printing notes (black and white or colour printing, if you only want specific layers printed).

Website screenshot, with an arrow to the Printing Notes input field.

Step 6: Choose the number of pages your file is (not sure? No problem! We'll invoice you for any extra, or refund you if it's not as long as you thought).

Website screenshot with the number of pages selector open.

Step 7: Choose how many copies of the print you want.

Website screenshot with the Quantity field circled.

Step 8: Add to cart. This pattern is ready, and you can either close the cart and upload another pattern, or check out and pick your shipping method.

Website screenshot of the cart, with a print ordered.