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The issue is going to be the small sensor in the SD1100.

I had an image blown up to 4 foot by 6 foot of a fighter jet taken with a Canon 1D Mark II 8mp camera (same megapixels as yours) and the image looks great from 5 feet back. Stand on top of it, or get soo close that you cannot see the entire image and you can see some break up in the print, but even then it is still amazing.

Best thing to do it print part of the image on your desktop inkjet if you have one at home the size you would like it. For example if you want a 24x36 print, print it that size and you will only see a portion of it on you 8.5x11 printer. This will give you an idea of quality.

A real print shop is going to use software and or hardware to scale your image up and will do a better job that what you see at home. You could rez up the image in your editing program like Photoshop or Elements or even free GIMP.

Anyhow I bet you can make a decent size enlargement, the biggest issue is that damn small sensor in your point and shoot camera. They are great for small prints and at times can be blown up quite large if everything is perfect.

Time for a DSLR, even if it is a small cropped sensor DSLR.
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