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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
When using the cleaning cycle on an inkjet printer, where does the ink go? [more inside]
posted by Caviar
on Sep 4, 2012 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Are you a linoleum block printmaker? What are your favorite papers and inks? [more inside]
posted by usonian
on May 16, 2011 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
My HP deskjet 8000's printer drivers won't allow me to print at all when 1 color of ink is out. Yes, even if I only want to print in black and white. Aside from going back and time and telling me not to buy this POS, can you help me? Are there hacked drivers? [more inside]
posted by fontophilic
on Oct 13, 2010 -
Hooray for half sleeves! I'm going to be a sticky disgusting mess from shoulder to elbow for a week. What sort of material should I wrap it in? What are the easiest, cleanest, best options for keeping a fairly large new tattoo clean and covered? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana
on Oct 8, 2010 -
Where can I find image galleries of the kind of art featured in Juxtapoz
magazine (I guess lowbrow art would be the catch-all term), preferably in high resolution and without obvious watermarks?
posted by dino terror
on Aug 15, 2010 -
I have a Canon Pixma MP150 inkjet printer which is several years old. It has always worked fine, with no real problems. I've just replaced the colour ink cartridge, but the blue ink now won't print. [more inside]
posted by ask me please
on Jun 16, 2010 -
[TattooFilter] I've finally decided to lose my tattoo cherry, and have a pretty good idea of what I want, but specific questions remain. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack
on May 27, 2010 -
I am building an electronic device which will be housed in a black ABS box. I want to label the buttons and knobs on the front panel. I don't want to stick anything onto the plastic - I want to apply the ink directly to the plastic. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by Mars Saxman
on Apr 15, 2010 -
I have recently purchased a Heidelberg Windmill platten press and am starting a letterpress and design company. I am a Graphic Designer by trade so I have the skill, all I am lacking is some insight into creating a solid business plan and help with suppliers etc... within Canada.
What experience do you have with getting plates made in Canada?
Do you use Polymer plates?
Getting die's made?
Any information above and beyond is much appreciated.
posted by Vanna79
on Jan 19, 2010 -
Help! My job requires me to interview people. Lots and lots of people. I've been printing out my (standardized) questions, and the cost is getting out of hand. How can I mitigate the wallet damage? [more inside]
posted by Willie0248
on Dec 10, 2009 -
Out of toner and out of cash. What's the cheapest way to get my laser printer (Lexmark E232) printing again? This is in Toronto. [more inside]
posted by Beardman
on Nov 26, 2009 -
Ballpoint pen + LCD monitor + 5-Year-Old Artist: Any hope for safe removal (of the ink, not the child)? [more inside]
posted by deadcrow
on Sep 14, 2009 -