Public Service Announcement: Cheap PDF Printing in Baltimore

We interrupt this two-month blog break to bring you a public service announcement.

SpecPrint in in Lutherville-Timonium (Baltimore County) will print PDF patterns for .36 cents a square foot. Kinko’s charges $2. I had four different Copy Shop size patterns printed for less than $5. Before Spec Print, I paid $22 to print *one* PDF pattern! In addition to the cost of the pattern!


7 W Aylesbury Rd
Timonium, MD 21093
(410) 561-9600

If you’re not in Baltimore, try looking for a place that does Real Estate, landscaping, architectural prints.

Now, I just need StyleArc to start selling ‘copy shop’ versions…



    • Yeah. I was REAL mad. I had been printing them at my old job for free. But, a batch of 10 patterns were all printed 20 percent too small. You can imagine how glad I was to find someplace this cheap.

      On Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 3:37 PM, Miss Celie's Pants wrote:


      • Wow…2 words…You. rock. Ok, I am getting my bad Carroll County scotchtapeless self over to Lutherville ASAP! Sorry, more than 2 words…😁

    • Yes! I’m traveling this weekend but plan to watch it soon so I can do a review and post. I am SUPER excited!!

      On Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 3:52 PM, Miss Celie's Pants wrote:


    • Ohh. Thanks! I wasn’t sure what it would fall under. I found out about them when I had to get some landscape plans photocopied at work.

      On Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 4:49 PM, Miss Celie's Pants wrote:


  1. What’s wrong with printing out on a regular printer type thing attached to a computer? Also, what about office depot at perring and Joppa? They print architectural stuff.

    • This prints it on one big print out, like a ‘regular’ sewing pattern. I honestly hate taping patterns. It makes me angry inside. See that. I’m turning into an old lady! If I recall, Staples and Office Depot weren’t much cheaper than Kinkos. This adds just a $1 to the PDF pattern cost and no taping.

      On Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 5:20 PM, Miss Celie's Pants wrote:


  2. For those who may not have gotten notice … G Street Fabrics has moved this week. They are still in Rockville, MD but in a warehouse space nearby. It’s quite a jolt to those familiar with their former location. Did you get a chance to visit during the Grand Opening, Miss Celie?

  3. This is golden! Thank you!

    Now it might finally make sense for me to buy pdfs. And yeah, I hate taping, too.

    • I know, right? And you can just email them the PDF and it’s ready for you when you get there.

      On Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 10:08 AM, Miss Celie's Pants wrote:


  4. Oh, yeah, I highly recommend Miller Blueprint in Austin, TX for stuff like this. I got three Madeline Vionnet patterns enlarged and printed for about $35 total, IIRC.

  5. Seriously have missed your posts! Will have to look for such a printer locally. Taping patterns is annoying!

    • Gosh. Thank you! I made three pairs of jeans and couldn’t get a decent photo so I haven’t blogged them. But, I’m working on a leopard print wrap dress now so hopefully I’ll have *something* to post before the end of the year!

      On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 2:21 AM, Miss Celie's Pants wrote:


  6. Great tidbit Renée! Thank you so much for sharing with us!…I’m going to search for #Reprographics in my area now! BTW…I saw the “old lady” reference…be kind to your elders, LOL!! We missed you and happy you’re back!

  7. I don’t live near Baltimore as I would love to take advantage of this. Your tip on finding a source for printing of real estate, landscaping and such is great and I am now on the prowl for this in my area..

  8. StyleArc has an Etsy site. I’ve requested a copy shop version from there and they made me a special order. It’s worth asking.

  9. +1 wish StyleArc would do copy shop of all their patterns!

    I came here to post about my latest discovery though – I just ordered a bunch of patterns from Highstarr Copy Services in Annapolis and they quoted me about $3 per sheet. So not bad! The best part is we use them for printing at work (also in Annapolis) and they offered to deliver my patterns with an order my office just put in. They require $50 minimum for delivery (which is free!) so that’s very kind of them. Great customer service!

    Highstarr is also in Fulton, MD, according to their website.

    • Reina, that is AWESOME. I just ordered five Style Arc patterns and can’t wait to try them out. Thanks for the update. I’m glad to know there are multiple places we can print PDF patterns on the cheap 🙂

      On Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 2:52 PM, Miss Celie's Pants wrote:


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