We now offer the A0 Copy Shop File with all our newer patterns for an added convenience. The A0 Copy Shop File is meant to be printed on a large printer on larger size paper (A0 size paper that is ;)). It is about the size of an engineer’s print.
Most of our patterns fit on one to two of the A0 size papers. This means you don’t need to tape together the smaller paper to tile together your larger pieces. Very few pieces cannot fit onto that size and still need to be pieced (very long pieces usually- like Essential Tank Maxi which spans from shoulder to floor), but that’s 2 pieces rather than 50! Here is an example of a pattern printed on an A0 size sheet:
We get asked a lot about where to print them! And now we have a great suggestion for you. We had Blue Prints Printing reach out to us wanting to help make the process smooth and easy for everyone trying to print PDF sewing patterns! Most PDF plotting companies are based around printing engineer blueprints/plans. So the process can seem confusing to upload and understand what you need for a PDF sewing pattern instead. Not only did they ask all about the sewing patterns and what P4P seamstresses are looking for, they actually created a page and a great tool on their site for merging all the patterns into an order for a great experience JUST FOR US! <3 *They also set up an affiliate program for the P4P blog- accounts made through the P4P blog links will be affiliate links. *
They worked hard to make the process simple. They have clickable step by step instructions on how to upload your patterns and order with suggestions on paper size, paper type, etc. to make the ordering process easy for a PDF sewing pattern. They also gave us an exclusive P4P discount code for the kick off: p4p-intro15 which will give you 15% off on print orders of $40.00 or more. This comes out to $1.12 per page, which is the lowest we’ve found online anywhere. They have incredibly fast shipping too!
But just to make sure, I’ve made a quick video all about how to get your A0 Copy Shop File from your account here on the P4P site, uploaded to their site and receive that big box of patterns all ready for you to create without taping or gluing sheets together.
They package very nicely so that your patterns come very smooth and protected as well! You do pay shipping for this box, so it makes most sense to order as many together as possible in a “bundle” to save on shipping 🙂
They are welcoming the Pirates over with huge open arms and if you have any trouble they will be more than happy to help with your question or concern 24/7 at: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call from 9am-5pm, M-F Mountain Time/ leave voicemail other times at: 888-507-1002.
I hope this helps all you seamstresses out there that love PDF patterns, but don’t love taping them together!
Thank you so much for this post! I hate taping patterns together but didn’t know how the A0 worked. Now that I know, it might be worth looking into having some of my favorites printed that way.
This is amazing! The copy shop near me is no longer as easy or fast to use…
Can the AO printing do just one size like you can with the layers on the PDF?
I don’t believe any of the online places can do that just because it lacks the steps of going in an opening each file and selecting the correct layers. If you have your own/access to a big printer you can select a layer and print just it on most the A0 files (the very first A0 files we didn’t put that option). I hope that makes sense!
Kathryn Haggarty says
I have lots of questions but what stopped me in my tracks was your dress form! It’s gorgeous! I have some beautiful lace from my great Aunt’s wedding dress that I want to cover mine with. Did you do that yourself? Any tips? Thanks for taking the time to explain the AO printing. It was so helpful!
I didn’t! I bought her like that 🙂
Lilia Benjamin says
I just came across this article and started uploading last night. What if the pattern is larger than the provided paper size?
Hi- all A0 P4P patterns will fit on that A0 paper size! Some may take more than one sheet though.