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How to I choose which printer to buy for my home and home-office?

I am in the market for a new printer for my new home office. Specifications and limitations below the fold. Your recommendations and experiences would be most appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Erinaceus europaeus on Jul 23, 2016 - 9 answers

Where to start in the business of printing and shipping my own poster de

As an illustrator/letterer living in Toronto and I want to start selling my posters, but I need to know how to handle the post-designing aspect of things (type of printing, best standard paper stocks, type of packaging, type of shipping/drop-shipping, pricing, ...). It is an overwhelming endeavor but I have to start somewhere. Any comprehensive, step-by-step resources on this sort of thing out there? [more inside]
posted by cyrusw8 on Sep 27, 2014 - 5 answers

Inkjet newbie

I just got an inkjet printer (Epson) for the first time and need help choosing ink cartridges. [more inside]
posted by Dansaman on Sep 23, 2014 - 6 answers

Software to print a Photo Book at home

I want to create a photo album to print with my inkjet printer. I've been googling around but haven't found any workable software. The search results are too crowded with online printing providers. [more inside]
posted by jgwong on Jul 25, 2014 - 2 answers

help me ouija

I'm building a custom ouija style spirit board for a friend. The design I'm thinking of involves some resin, which while smooth, seems a like a not so slippery surface. What can I do to the resin surface to maximize planchette mobility? [more inside]
posted by cirrostratus on Apr 21, 2014 - 6 answers

Am I at the mercy of big ink?

Canon Pixma printer purchased in US, specified ink cartridges not available in Asia where I live, BUT there is a different model number that looks exactly the same. Can I use it? [more inside]
posted by dust of the stars on Mar 16, 2013 - 2 answers

Recommendations for a desktop printer that plays well with DVDs/CDs

My work has to produce sometimes one, sometimes two at most DVDs when we do a transfer of an older video recording to digital file. We're looking to purchase a desktop printer for use with DVDs, and I'm hoping the mefi community has recommendations! [more inside]
posted by ethel on Jan 24, 2013 - 3 answers

Project an image onto entire wall?

Is it possible to use a projector to project an image onto a wall that will span the entire wall, that is, do all / any projectors allow to stretch an image to arbitrary angle since the size of the room is limited? I would like to sketch an image onto an entire wall using this method. I don't think there is any way to actually print an image onto a wall using some kind of a setup with an inkjet head moving up and down along the wall... were there any experimental rigs that can do that?
posted by rainy on Dec 2, 2012 - 17 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

AIO that prints and scans both sides

Duplex-scanning colour AIO: Epson WorkForce WF-7520, Canon PIXMA MX892, or ... ? [more inside]
posted by scruss on Apr 11, 2012 - 6 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

This Canon MP495 is very sleepy...

Is there any way to stop a Canon MP495 multifunction inkjet printer from going to sleep? It has its own built in 802.11g/n network interface for sharing itself with the LAN, which works fine, until the printer snoozes and falls off the network... [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Nov 8, 2011 - 4 answers

Please to hope me select a new printer.

Please help me choose a new printer for my Mac-based home office. My current printer is a Brother DCP 7020 black and white laser printer I got in, I think, 2005, and it finally seems to be about to go. I need good and fast duplex printing, a decent flatbed scanner, and good/fast photocopying. Should I move to inkjet?? Should I get something with wireless networking?? More specifics within! [more inside]
posted by pupstocks on Oct 1, 2011 - 8 answers

I need some bulk-mailing tips

I plan to mail 4,500 postcards to a different group of customers every day. And I want to do the majority of the work myself. Can you help me to master bulk-mailing? [more inside]
posted by banished on Sep 5, 2011 - 7 answers

Much as I like stripes...

Is my Canon inkjet's print head broken? [more inside]
posted by le morte de bea arthur on Jun 21, 2011 - 7 answers

Need a Huge Image

Would you recommend a large high quality photo with which to put a large format printer through it's paces? Anything at all, as long as it can bring the megapixels. [more inside]
posted by parallax7d on Dec 22, 2010 - 9 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

Who prints on the weekends?

New York print shop filter: Where can i get 30 double-sided pages of high-quality inkjet printed on letter-size matte presentation paper by monday? [more inside]
posted by Jon_Evil on Aug 13, 2010 - 5 answers

State of the Union with color printers

Have <$1000 color printers (including inkjet and laser) gotten any better since 2003 in terms of output quality? [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on Jul 8, 2010 - 4 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

Recommend an inkjet printer

I need a new inkjet printer for a PC. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by feelinggood on Jun 4, 2010 - 7 answers

Looking for a printer without the problems of finicky ink.

[MomFilter] Looking for a reasonably cheap, reliable printer (for printing text) for an iMac. Leaning towards laser as the experiences with inkjets have been that bouts of little use lead to still full, yet dry and thus worthless ink cartridges. [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Jun 21, 2009 - 21 answers

Recommend a printer

Please recommend a colour printer that prints 11x17" sheets. [more inside]
posted by BeaverTerror on Apr 29, 2009 - 5 answers

A blank, my lord.

My inkjet printer behaves as if it is printing, but produces nothing - I'd be grateful for advice. [more inside]
posted by paduasoy on Apr 26, 2009 - 5 answers

Tired of being dictated to by printers

Inkjet Printer filter: My wife and I both have HP All in One Inkjet devices, me the 3310, her the 7280. Ink is a PITA. I'm looking to upgrade anyway, what should I get? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Mar 4, 2009 - 9 answers

Anyone still remember anything about the Epson Stylus 3000?

Print Filter(heh): I just bought a spandy-old Epson Stylus 3000 Big-A$$-Inkjet, and I have a couple questions about it that fairly persistent Googling failed to answer. [more inside]
posted by baylink on Dec 19, 2008 - 7 answers

Help me choose a colour printer PII

Help me choose another printer. I got the HP 2605 from this askme and am now looking for your help again. [more inside]
posted by MarvinJ on Nov 3, 2008 - 0 answers

Where can I find

I'm looking for inkjet printer paper (or an online printer) that will produce highly saturated color prints but isn't too shiny. [more inside]
posted by sevenless on Sep 26, 2008 - 2 answers

Inkjet or laser printer for reliability with really minimal use?

Will an inkjet or laser printer be more reliable if the printer will be turned off for 99.9% of its life? [more inside]
posted by puffmoike on Dec 17, 2007 - 17 answers

Need printer selection advice, please

I need advice on an affordable inject printer that can print on paper sizes longer than 11 or 14". [more inside]
posted by mdrk on Oct 9, 2007 - 14 answers

Inkjet Printer Recommendations

I'm loking for a small, not too expensive inkjet printer for mostly black and white printing of documents. I don't do photos and only occasionally want color--for Mapquest printouts etc. Lowest cost ink cartridges preferred. Speed and resolution not a big consideration. Footprint (size) is important but I don't want a "portable" which seem expensive. Thanks for your recommendations
posted by NorthCoastCafe on Jun 13, 2007 - 10 answers

Inkjet or laser?

Should I buy a laser printer or an inkjet for my home office? [more inside]
posted by doctorpiorno on Mar 20, 2007 - 39 answers

Acrylic Alternative

Can I seal inkjet prints without polluting the air and killing my lungs/brain cells? [more inside]
posted by ostranenie on Feb 25, 2007 - 8 answers

Finicky feeder

Any tips on a home repair to restore my HP inkjet to its former paper feeding glory? [more inside]
posted by j-dawg on Feb 12, 2007 - 2 answers

How can I get decent color brochure printing for under $1000?

Inkjet isn't cutting it for my home office. I give out about 200 product info sheets a month, and inkjet just gives, well, that technicolor "inkjet look", though granted I am printing on laser printer paper rather than inkjet papers. How good are these new $400 color laser printers? Should I give them a serious look, or is my money better spent on inkjet paper? [more inside]
posted by calhound on Jan 18, 2007 - 15 answers

Time to get chippy with my ink cartridges?

Have you replaced your inkjet print cartridges with a generic by physically moving the cartridge chip? This site gives instructions, but I can't tell if this will screw up my printer's ability to detect low ink levels or not. Does this work?
posted by noahv on Jan 16, 2007 - 2 answers

Inkjet refills: malarkey, or effective way?

Inkjet refilling: am I worrying too much about quality? [more inside]
posted by O9scar on Aug 31, 2006 - 7 answers

Think Ink

I need a reliable, cheap online source for printer ink. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by jtron on May 16, 2006 - 9 answers

Inkjet cartridges online in Canada?

Any recommendations for where to purchase inkjet cartridges online? I'm preferably looking for somewhere in Canada, or will ship to Canada cheaply. I've never actually owned a inkjet before (I've only used lasers), so can someone also tell me if it's worth the savings to get a refilled or off-brand cartridge, or would I just be throwing my money away? I need ink for an ultra-cheap HP PSC 1315, and I'd rather not spend more than the printer cost in the first place.
posted by cgg on Jan 9, 2006 - 18 answers

Ink cartridge head cleaner fluid

I bought a refill kit to re-ink my printer ink cartridge and spilled the small bottle of fluid labeled "cartridge and print head wash.' I'd like to get more of this fluid without having to buy another whole kit. Any idea what this fluid is and/or what generic item might replace it?
posted by NorthCoastCafe on Jun 17, 2005 - 7 answers

Where can I find "modified" inkjet printers?

Scientists (and others) are using modified inkjet printers to print a wide range of really nifty things, such as working electronic circuits, 3D architectural models, and living tissue like organs and skin. My question is, do you have to modify one yourself, or are they for sale? Where would I get an inkjet printer that was capable of printing out a layer of resin or wax or whatever? The only one I can find is the kind that prints out edible birthday cake photos.
posted by RylandDotNet on Mar 26, 2005 - 9 answers

Printer for fine art on OSX

What's the best color printer for "fine art" printing, using OSX? I might consider color laser, but a good inkjet would also be acceptable. [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by jpburns on Oct 23, 2004 - 13 answers

Does anyone have experience creating their own giclee prints, or recommendations for a printer?

I've been experimenting with various photographic processes for a few years now, and would like to begin selling prints of my work. Does anyone have experience creating their own giclee prints, or recommendations for a printer that they've worked with? (more inside, naturally) [more inside]
posted by annathea on Feb 10, 2004 - 10 answers

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