Originally Posted by GSXR1000
So would it be better to get a cardboard poster shipping tube and ship it to you or do you think getting it scanned as a electronic pdf from one of these places would be good
The biggest problem with the office supply stores is the employees, they're often under trained and over tasked to get things like this right. You might want to search around for a real blueprint shop that deals in large format printing all day long. You'll have the best chance there to get a true scan.
If you want to save yourself the hassle and want it done right the first time, send them to me. Most of my customers find that even with the shipping. my costs are quite competitive to the mouth breather at the office supply store.