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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

I want to buy a special New Yorkish drawing-y gift. Please hope me?

Fabulous, unique, amazing graphic design and/or drawing gifts in NYC? [more inside]
posted by nonmerci on Nov 2, 2010 - 12 answers

I don't need Magenta to print black text!

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 - 14 answers

Ask Jeeves for Half Sleeves

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 - 20 answers

gooey kablooie blues, literally

Ballpoint woes. Blue goo in the mechanism... [more inside]
posted by Namlit on Sep 29, 2010 - 11 answers

Lowbrow art image galleries?

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 - 3 answers

My inkjet printer won't print blue

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 - 9 answers

Tattoo N00b

[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 - 25 answers

What's a good way to label keys?

What's a good way to label keys? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on May 26, 2010 - 21 answers

How to label a custom device case?

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 - 13 answers

Help me start my letterpress printing business

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? Ink Suppliers? Paper Suppliers? Getting die's made? Any information above and beyond is much appreciated.
posted by Vanna79 on Jan 19, 2010 - 2 answers

It's a Secret to Everybody.

I'd like a decent ultraviolet ink pen. [more inside]
posted by Eideteker on Dec 27, 2009 - 7 answers

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