Some friends of mine and I have decided we want to try livening up our range time by playing cricket. Of course, playing cricket with a dartboard that fits on a sheet of 8.5x11 would be...challenging, at best, given the 50' range we use - not to mention anything bigger than .22 would obliterate the bull in one hit. So I've been looking around online for large-format targets with a pic of a dartboard on them, to no avail. Has anyone seen anything like this?
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10 Ring Tao
April 4, 2005, 06:44 PM
Take a pic of a dartboard, split it into 4 parts, and print out each part on one sheet of paper.
April 4, 2005, 07:48 PM
Actually , if you do like above, but just make the print size really big, most printers/ software will automatically split it up into seprate pages for you, you just put them together.
don't bother trying to go to a copy place= they can print huge sizes, but it costs mucho $$$$.
i scanned and printed a 28x32 pic, it cost $58 to print out.
April 4, 2005, 07:57 PM
After you take a good digital picture cut it up into picture files as needed in a picture editor like Paint Shop Pro.
When you print it out, set your printer to the lowest "draft" quality. It doesn't take much ink for dozens of targets. A target doesn't have to be very good color quality.
I have several 8x11 inch targets that I use and print many hundreds of them very cheap by ordering the cheapest ink cartridges I can find on line.
April 5, 2005, 04:19 PM
I just pounded this out. See it it meets your needs. It's scaled for 8.5x11. Sorry for the poor quality.
Here it is in PDF file. (8.5X11, about 8" diameter)
Right Click - Save Target As (http://www.tacticalpursuits.com/images/misc/050405_dartboard-1page.pdf)
Also in PDF, but split into 4 pages that you can trim and tape together (about 16" diameter)
Right Click - Save Target As, Page 1 (http://www.tacticalpursuits.com/images/misc/050405_dartboard-4pages-1.pdf)
Right Click - Save Target As, Page 2 (http://www.tacticalpursuits.com/images/misc/050405_dartboard-4pages-2.pdf)
Right Click - Save Target As, Page 3 (http://www.tacticalpursuits.com/images/misc/050405_dartboard-4pages-3.pdf)
Right Click - Save Target As, Page 4 (http://www.tacticalpursuits.com/images/misc/050405_dartboard-4pages-4.pdf)
April 5, 2005, 09:07 PM
That's all I have to say to that. The "it ain't gonna be tournament-spec," though, makes me think of Doc in Back To the Future: "I apologize for the crudity of the model."
This is perfect - thanks!
April 6, 2005, 12:21 PM
Having been a draftsman/engineering worker for years, find a friend in that profession... I have used images of all kinds and my large format (36" wide roll feed) inkjet plotter to make up all kinds of nice color targets... best of all, ly boss was buying the ink and paper...
April 6, 2005, 12:35 PM
So close, and yet so far - my company was recently bought out by another, but the buyer didn't purchase our sister company that does application development.
Why is this relevant?
Because they've got a huge plotter they use for ER and proceess diagrams. Prior to the sale, I'm pretty sure I could have run some targets off on that thing. Now, though, I'm outta luck in the plotter dept.