Black and white engineer prints are the perfect solution for printing your family’s photos at a large scale without breaking the bank. Find out how to make these prints for under $10 with this simple tutorial.
Our home is the place we spend most of our time. When decorating it, I wanted to include as many family photos and art pieces as possible. As soon as I knew we were going with a 2-story layout I knew that I had to have some black and white engineer prints made of our kids to hang on the stairs. This simple update to our home has made such a huge difference in our stairwell.
Beautiful Black and White Engineer Prints for Your Home
The first thing you’ll need to do before you even order your prints is to take the pictures. We used photos from a shoot with Kate Kelley Collection but you could use any photos you have that you love. When taking our pictures, I was very specific about how much of the kids were in the frame. I wanted their image to cover 3/4 of the total picture. It worked out better for Tatiana than it did for Trevor. I’m sure you guys can figure out why.
Two Simple Steps to Make Engineer Prints
Once you’ve got your pictures taken, do these few simple things and you’ll have the most gorgeous prints to display in your home.
Edit Your Photos
I didn’t edit our photos before printing them. I just made sure to have them printed in black and white at Staples. If you want to edit them so that they’re in black and white before you send them to the printer, you can do that too. The important thing is to make sure that all of the photos are edited the same before getting them printed.
Select Your Photo Size
We had ours printed in a 36×48 size which is the largest size they offer. The size you’ll get printed will depend on where you are putting them. You don’t want them to be too large or small for your space. A good way to figure out what size you’ll need is to use painters tape to outline the frames on your wall so you can visualize the framed prints there.
Where to Print Your Engineer Prints
We got our engineer prints at Staples. They were the most cost effective and could get them done the quickest. You honestly can get your prints done wherever they can make engineer prints if there’s not a Staples near you.