pdftilecut lets you sub-divide a PDF page(s) into smaller pages so you can print them on small form printers. This operation is sometimes called posterizing (related to printing large posters on home printers) and tile cropping.
Latest statically linked binaries are available on releases page.
Alternatively, you can install it:
- Statically compiled Go binaries with no OS dependencies.
- Multi page PDF support. Each page can be of arbitrary size.
- Each output page has appropriate PDF bleed and trim boxes set (so you can give it to a printing house and get back correctly trimmed pages).
- Print marks to assist with accurate trimming and arranging.
We want to print
mars.pdf from the beautiful NASA
collection, which comes in 20x30 inch size, on A4 papers:
$ pdftilecut -tile-size A4 -in mars.pdf -out mars_a4.pdf
Below on the left is the original poster, and two of its tiles on the right:
The header contains the original page number and a tile reference for easier arranging:
Build & Development
go >= 1.13,
coreutils and C compiler.
make and the static binary will be output to