My hubby and I recently moved into a new home, which means a lot of new decorating. And don’t get me wrong–I LOVE decorating my home–but it can also get pretty expensive.
But not everything new has to be expensive. And if you haven’t heard of engineering prints, you have GOT to jump on the bandwagon!
Engineering prints are oversized prints used for blueprints and other architect/engineering-type work. And the best part? You can get them printed at Staples for about $3.00! Yeah, about $3.00!
I had a print of a vintage camera printed before we moved.
See? I told you it was an oversized print!
The most expensive part of any engineering print? Just buying a frame for it. Here’s the print on our old fireplace mantel–you can’t tell that it only cost $3, huh? There are obvious pros to buying engineering prints–they’re super inexpensive and the quality is great. However, it is important to know that these are so inexpensive because they print in black and white. And because these are officially for blueprints and not for home decor, the paper is rather thin. That’s why I like to lay my prints out with books before framing them.
*I have seen some bloggers post that their Staples would not print engineering prints for them because they were images/photographs not suitable for this kind of printing. However, my Staples has been more than willing to print images for me.
You may have seen in my paint stick project post that I currently have the print leaning on our antique Singer sewing machine table. I think I will hang it once we get some painting done in our new house!
Have you taken advantage of engineering prints? Tell us about it in the comments below!