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Tattoo Repair on a Budget

Is there a cost-effective way to get a tiny bit of ink removed? [more inside]
posted by j_curiouser on Aug 16, 2016 - 6 answers

Best way to sign PDFs received in outlook on iPad?

What is the best (fewest steps) to returning an emailed pdf with my signature on my iPad? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on Jun 28, 2016 - 2 answers

Ink Art

I am looking for resources (books especially) on making art whose primary medium is ink. (Not alcohol inks, which I use and love, just all matter of "regular" inks.) More inside. [more inside]
posted by mermaidcafe on Jun 7, 2016 - 4 answers

Hand poke Tattoos

I am planning on getting a pair of tattoos, and think that the handpoke/primitive pointillism look would work really well with the design I have in mind. I have a few questions regarding handpoke vs regular machine tattooing, and hope someone here has some experience in this, and advice to give. [more inside]
posted by Fig on Mar 7, 2016 - 6 answers

What pen (not fountain!) do you like to draw with?

I'm in the market for an every day drawing pen. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Feb 1, 2016 - 20 answers

Best ink for dip pens/calligraphy?

Artists/Calligraphers, help me find the perfect ink for art and writing with a traditional dip pen. Tell me your favorites! [more inside]
posted by InkDrinker on Jan 20, 2016 - 11 answers

Best slim fountain pen?

I love my Jotter, but I'm looking for something similar in a fountain pen. My number 1 priority is slimness - I hate fat pens - but I would also like to avoid cheap-feeling plastic. What are my options for under $50? Should I stick with Parker? Is the Cross Classic worthy of my grasp? What's the best non-bulky fountain pen you've used?
posted by Think_Long on Sep 1, 2015 - 16 answers

How can I soften a t-shirt print?

So I have this new t-shirt with a huge white print on the front (it's a Misfits skull), and the print/ink is really thick and rigid. Are there any tricks to soften the print and make it more pliable without ruining the shirt?
posted by monospace on Aug 15, 2015 - 6 answers

Can I Get a Refill?

I have a Cross Classic Century pen that came with a standard Cross ballpoint ink refill installed. I don't like the ballpoint refill. Do I have any options when it comes to other (read: better) refills that will work with this pen? [more inside]
posted by roomwithaview on Jan 29, 2015 - 3 answers

Quick and dirty polyester dye job

I'm looking to dye some fabric that's a 35/65 cotton/poly blend and I want to do it quick, dirty, and cheap. [more inside]
posted by komara on Jan 20, 2015 - 12 answers

Liquid ink on my white carpet....help!

My monster dogs just chewed a pack of neon blue liquid ink pens on my very light carpet. There are several dark ink blobs and other smeared patches. I'm afraid to touch it to even start cleaning it up. What can anybody recommend. Bonus points for how to clean a white (now spotted blue) bull terrier!
posted by Coffee Bean on Oct 22, 2014 - 14 answers

Did I kill my printer by trying to save ink?

Please help me save my inkjet printer. Some time ago I used the old trick of taping the ink cartridges to use the perfectly good ink left inside when the printer claims that they are "empty". It worked brilliantly and I got probably over 100 extra pages before the print quality started to diminish. Now I have replaced the cartridges, and the printer is spitting out completely blank pages. Why did this happen, and how can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by embrangled on Oct 8, 2014 - 10 answers

What to do with random cables and obsolete computer equipment?

I'm helping a buddy clean out his basement before renovating. We're finding a lot of miscellany including a large storage container of random cords and cables for electronic equipment. Also unearthed in the pile of boxes has been a scanner and inkjet printer from at least 10 years ago. What are the best options for dealing with this stuff? (More inside.) [more inside]
posted by adapt on Sep 20, 2014 - 9 answers

Help me find this ink blob animation

I recall vivid fragments of a short film that used to be shown as filler on Showtime or Cinemax during the mid 80s (?), around the same time they would show the evolution segment of Allegro non troppo. It was drawn in a minimalist wiggly thickly inked style. The protagonist was a very thin guy in a ridiculously broad suit of armor. He escapes the "boss battle" by slipping out the back of his armor. The princess runs to hug the empty suit of armor and plummets off a cliff. I recall it as being mostly white backgrounds and the transitions were ink splotches. Dialogue was minimal or non-existent. Can you name this short?
posted by benzenedream on Sep 19, 2014 - 0 answers

Best type of ink (and pen) for longevity and clarity over time?

I have a document (parchment) that is going to be signed by many of my friends and family which will then be framed and displayed in our house. I would like to know if there is a specific ink that I should use that is especially resistant to fading over time and exposure to light. [more inside]
posted by JimBJ9 on Jul 2, 2014 - 15 answers

Need an accurate English to Latin translation.

A friend of mine wants to get another tattoo, and the phrase he's picked to get inked is this: "I am the angel of death, not mercy." He would like for the ink to be in Latin, so obviously he wants to make sure the translation is spot-on. Any Latin scholars able to help with this? Thank you so much!
posted by shiu mai baby on May 14, 2014 - 10 answers

Ink on Paper Drawings — What Materials to Use?

I'm a doodler that likes to make abstract drawings. I'm interested in actually spending some time "doodling with purpose" with an eye toward making something(s), eventually, that might be worth hanging, framed on my wall. I primarily do black ink on white paper. What kind of ink/pens should I be using? What kind of paper?
posted by papercake on Jan 9, 2014 - 15 answers

What's the best pen to get?

I'm looking for a refillable ink pen that I can use for years to come. [more inside]
posted by chrchr on Dec 26, 2013 - 13 answers

Recommend a printer/cartridge system?

We're trying to optimize our home printing. We don't print an enormous amount, but we want to print in color and to be able to print in moderately high quality. You've already solved this problem and put some thought into minimizing cartridge expense: what printer do you use? how often do you replace the ink? do you refill the cartridges at a store or buy new ones from the OEM? (Bonus points if you've solved this problem for the HP 8600.) [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Dec 17, 2013 - 6 answers

Opium-Related Drawing

Do you happen to know of this drawing? [more inside]
posted by slowlikemolasses on Nov 9, 2013 - 3 answers

Please recommend a good, cheap printer

I need a cheap, reliable printer with cheap(ish) replacement ink that can print in black even if other colors are out. Mac, if it matters. [more inside]
posted by Camofrog on Aug 23, 2013 - 26 answers

Easiest ways to mark up PPT presentation on the fly?

Need to give a PPT presentation: would like to be able to ink slides as I talk: nothing fancy, just handwriting. Any suggestions for a technophobe?
posted by dougiedd on Jun 19, 2013 - 6 answers

Artist Recommendations for 3rd Annual Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention

A staggering, overwhelming amount of tattoo artists from all over the USA will be attending the 3rd Annual Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention. Is anyone familiar with any of these artists? Can you recommend one that you would recommend for either of the two prospective tattoo ideas I have inside? I also have some questions about tattoo conventions, as someone who has only had work done in shops. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Mar 15, 2013 - 7 answers

Removing paint/ink logotypes from bare aluminum w/o damaging the finish?

Paint Removal/Solvent Experts: Looking for solvents/methods for removing paint (ink?) logos from semi-glossy aluminum bicycle parts, without damaging or changing the finish. Detailed pics inside. [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Feb 20, 2013 - 14 answers

Silk screening an army blanket.

What kind of ink do I need to silk-screen onto a wool army blanket? [more inside]
posted by furnace.heart on Dec 9, 2012 - 2 answers

What are good markers for use on the skin?

Can you recommend any good tattoo markers, and/or other markers or pens that can be used on the skin (whether or not they are specifically for tattoos)? [more inside]
posted by kellybird on Nov 30, 2012 - 3 answers

My pen needs ink

Where can I find a ballpoint pen refill to replace this one? I can find short refills, and twist refills, but not short twist refills. [more inside]
posted by ckape on Nov 2, 2012 - 5 answers

When using the cleaning cycle on an inkjet printer, where does the ink go?

When using the cleaning cycle on an inkjet printer, where does the ink go? [more inside]
posted by Caviar on Sep 4, 2012 - 8 answers

A better ink is possible!

What kind of screen printing ink doesn't make a thick plastic-y layer on clothes? [more inside]
posted by scose on Aug 20, 2012 - 5 answers

Origin/value of Chinese ink drawing

Origin/value of Chinese ink drawing [more inside]
posted by Eiwalker on Jul 11, 2012 - 3 answers

Tattoo preparation for first-timer

Getting my first tattoo! How should I prepare? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Jun 19, 2012 - 22 answers

Always Be Circulating

I occasionally like to stamp things (rubber stamps in ink on paper approximately the size of a dollar bill; I'll do a few dozen at a time). Does a device exist where I could feed lots of paper through and make a small ink stamp on each of them? [more inside]
posted by history is a weapon on Jun 19, 2012 - 4 answers

Grad Student in search of perfect digital inker

Tablet or Digitizer that works responsively with MS OneNote v2007 or 2010? Heading to grad school in the fall. My memory recall is much better when taking notes by hand and besides I have some math classes that will cover expressions that don't lend themselves to typing on a keyboard. Years ago had a fujitsu convertible laptop provided by a past employer that worked great when in tablet mode for digitizing handwriting using the stylus but I'm not so keen on purchasing one now as I don't want to outlay that much cash. I could either go for a digitizer - something like the WaCom Bamboo (but NOT the WaCom bamboo as its got known issues with OneNote) or even a full tablet that can do inking and supports OneNote. It seems like the new rage of tablets that Apple ushered in don't do much with digital ink (its all touchy feely touch screens now) and are better suited for consuming content then creating it. Your experience and advice? Difficulty: Budget under $700
posted by TestamentToGrace on Apr 4, 2012 - 8 answers

Japanese ink drawing called "The Colt?"

Obscure art filter: seeking a Japanese (I think) pen and ink drawing of a horse titled "The Colt." [more inside]
posted by workerant on Jan 12, 2012 - 5 answers

Where can I get a gorgeous white ink tattoo in Washington, D.C.?

Where is the best place to get a white ink tattoo in the Washington, D.C. area? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Dec 3, 2011 - 4 answers

Anyone Know Where to Find Generic Ink Cartridges?

I have an older Canon inkjet printer (ip8500) that has been very reliable. However, it really gripes my tush every time I have to pay a fortune for replacement cartridges that don’t seem to last much past the time they come out of their wrapper. [more inside]
posted by konig on Nov 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Mont Blanc capped pen hacks?

I love the idea of using Mont Blanc ink in pilot G2's, but I prefer pens with caps. Do any capped pens work with this wonderful trick?
posted by Strass on Oct 9, 2011 - 6 answers

Artist needs help with finish(es)

What finish(es) should I use to finish my art (artist acrylic ink on cherry wood veneer)? [more inside]
posted by ogunther on Aug 5, 2011 - 18 answers

Can't clear ink cartridge jam

How can I clear a recalcitrant cartridge jam on an HP C4580 printer? I've gone through the steps on the printer and the further support on the HP website to no avail. I still have the error message flashing on the printer, and it will not print anything, not even the self-test report. I need a working printer, and this is driving me crazy! Any suggestions? Help?
posted by DiscourseMarker on Jun 11, 2011 - 6 answers

Enjoyed the Movie, Confused About Ending

I just saw the movie "Ink" (2009) and would like to understand something...(SPOILERS INSIDE) [more inside]
posted by The ____ of Justice on May 28, 2011 - 5 answers

Seeking Linoleum Block Printing Paper & Ink recommendations

Are you a linoleum block printmaker? What are your favorite papers and inks? [more inside]
posted by usonian on May 16, 2011 - 9 answers

How to get a strong white line on a black ink background?

I'm trying to draw in white over a black fountain pen ink background that I've applied to vellum Bristol. But I haven't found a way to do so that results in a sharp line. [more inside]
posted by the sobsister on Apr 21, 2011 - 13 answers

Smooth Writer

Looking for a great pen. Something that writes very smoothly, (as in low friction to paper) with consistent ink flow, which won't stain the outside of one's pinky. [more inside]
posted by parallax7d on Apr 2, 2011 - 30 answers

Looking for a pen to draw Tarot cards

I have this blank deck of Tarot cards and I need a black, ultrafine felt tip pen to draw on them...recommendations? [more inside]
posted by The Toad on Jan 25, 2011 - 11 answers

What are these...stamps?

These look like ceramic ghost ink stamps. Are they? Where can I get them online? [more inside]
posted by cashman on Jan 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Are Blue, Black and Red My Only Choices?

I'm looking for good-quality multi-colored ink pens. [more inside]
posted by xingcat on Jan 5, 2011 - 17 answers

Ink in Zurich?

I am visiting Zurich and want to purchase some fountain pen ink. I meant to bring some with me but at the last minute putting it in my luggage seemed like a mistake. The only ink I can find here is Caran D'Ache. Are there any retailers in and around Zurich with a broad selection of fountain pen ink? [more inside]
posted by Reighlok on Dec 29, 2010 - 3 answers

Very CHEAP Mac printer with CHEAP ink?

What is the cheapest color printer that will work with a Mac and, most important, has cheap ink? [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Dec 19, 2010 - 17 answers

Best way to mask/obliterate brand logo on black rubber rain boot?

What's the best way to mask/obliterate brand logo on black rubber rain boot? [more inside]
posted by parsley7 on Dec 13, 2010 - 14 answers

How can I print in a different font than the one I see on screen in Firefox?

How can I print in a different font than the one I see on screen in Firefox, easily and with as few clicks as possible? [more inside]
posted by katyggls on Nov 11, 2010 - 5 answers

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