I have had a few people emailing asking some questions regarding paste-up and how it all works. Will give a quick run down of how I go about it. There are many different ways to go about it but for me this is by far the easiest.
Most of the paste-ups I have been doing are printed from files that I have drawn on photoshop. I use a plan printer that prints in A0. Call around and you may find a printer willing to print larger (mine will print up to about 6 meters). I pay about $4 a meter so that should be a good indicator of whats a good price.
Another way I have used a bit recently is to hand draw the images with markers. Right now I am using Med sized KRINK pens and Large tipped SHARPIES. These together are good enough for fine detail as well covering large areas.
Now this is a question I have been getting a lot. What paper to use for paste-up posters?
Honestly most paper works but I have found that the thinner the better. TDC3 Printers have 90 GSM on their large format printer which is perfect. If I am drawing the picture by hand I have been using a slightly thicker paper. This I have found is better as the markers tend to bleed to much when using the thinner paper. I get this paper from this ART SHOP in Richmond because they have 1.5 x 10 mtr rolls for $30.
Next is cutting the image out. The best tool to use for cutting out is an artist scalpel. You will also need a good cutting board as the scalpel will destroy any table surface and then go blunt.
Next step now is making glue. I have posted a glue recipe previously which you can view here. I have had some good feedback from this recipe and it works everytime for me.
The best tools for pasting the posters up is different depending on the size of the poster. A wide painters Brush is great for smaller posters and for the larger a house broom. Best broom to use is one of the ones with the plastic fiber bristles as it makes it easier to clean.
So yeah thats basically it.
Hope it helps.