If you’ve completed one of our Typewriter kits (either with or without hoops) and you want to display your masterpiece on the wall, you could be wondering how you’re going to get all those nail holes in the right place. Well, fear not, we’ve done all the complicated maths for you* and you can download a free template to help you with the layout.
This template is designed to be printed on A0 size paper (we tried it on overlapping sheets of A4 to be printed at home but it became rather problematic). Not many of us have got access to printers that can manage A0 but we got ours printed at what used to be called Staples (possibly now Office Depot), which they were able to do on the spot and it cost just a few pounds. We also tried Mail Boxes Etc and they were able to help but it was an overnight service. There are probably other options too. Just take the downloadable pdf file into the store on a USB stick.
The file has a horizontal line at the top to help you get the template level, each nail position is marked with a black dot and the appropriate key (numbers, letters and punctuation) is shown underneath the corresponding dot. Please use the black dot for placement of the nail hole, not the text showing the letter or number.
To download, click on place order, enter your details, tick to say you’ve read the terms and conditions and then submit. Your download files will be emailed to you. Simple!
When you’ve got your giant typewriter installed, we’d love to see a picture. You could tag us on social media or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you enjoy your new piece of artwork and are the envy of all your friends!
*it wasn’t all that complicated, but it was a bit dull