Vintage travel posters by artists A.M. Cassadre or Frank Newbould can add a bit of nostalgia to your wall. Or, maybe your ideal is a photograph of a secluded vacation spot. Travel agencies discard old posters when deals expire. Reduce the agency's waste by taking an old poster off its hands. Some websites offer free posters to attract consumers, while others provide the means to build your own poster.
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Visit a local travel agency. Ask if the agency has retired posters that would otherwise be thrown in the trash. This is the often the best way to get a truly free poster, as some websites ask you to pay the shipping cost for online orders.
Schedule a pickup. Make an appointment to pick up posters in the event the agency does not have any available on your initial visit.
Call the agency about two weeks after your visit. Ask if the posters have changed since your last visit or if the agency has received any promotional posters it does not intend to use.
Visit a website that offers free posters. Ofree.net provides a list of free poster providers with links to the origin websites. Free poster offerings are updated periodically. Try refreshing the page a to look for new travel poster offers. Vintagerio.com offers a list of vintage travel posters with printable digital files. Blockposters.com allows you to make posters from your own images.
Set up accounts. In most cases, you must create an account with the company offering the poster. For example, you must create and account with Vintagerio.com to print posters from the website. However, a copyright seal will be printed on the image if you do not pay a small fee ($1) for the right to reproduce the image.
Create a poster. To use blockposters.com, click on "Step 1." You will be directed to a text box with a "Browse" button. Click on the "Browse" button and choose an image from your picture files. Break up the photo into a grid using the blockposters.com tool. Each square on the grid represents a printed section of the photo. Download your completed poster. Print each section of the poster. Consider hanging the sections about one inch apart for a staggered effect.
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