Paper Nerds Assemble!
I'm looking for heavyweight
paper (~100lbs / 150gsm or thicker), either bound or looseleaf, with a smooth
finish... that has light grid lines
(square or isometric) or a dot grid
. [more inside]
posted by D.Billy
on Jul 12, 2014 -
My cat keeps unspooling the toilet paper. It is mildly frustrating, not the worst thing in the world but we have tried keeping the bathroom door shut, etc, but I know there are covers for toilet paper holders - I imagine they are for situations like this?? [more inside]
posted by timpanogos
on Jul 2, 2014 -
I have a dozen old Omni
magazines that I'd like to take better care of. They're over thirty years old now and the covers are starting to come off, the page edges are slightly worn, etc. Right now they're just standing on my bookshelf. I'd like to keep them in good condition but also be able to read them, without worrying too much that they'll be damaged in the process. Can they be rebound somehow? Should I just keep them in plastic sleeves, or is there another idea I haven't thought of?
posted by daisyk
on Jun 9, 2014 -
I want to combine the perfect smoothness of parchment with the thickness of 140lb watercolor paper, so that I can use watercolors as well as undiluted acrylic paint in the same piece without the support becoming warped. [more inside]
posted by macinchik
on May 31, 2014 -
Cat prefers peeing on the bare floor to most litter. Current litter - which cat actually likes - just got discontinued. Please help me find a new cat litter that is as close to the old one as possible. [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter
on May 14, 2014 -
I found a stack of this paper in a desk drawer at work and now I'm in love. With no brand or other information, though, I have no idea who makes it.
Any suggestions on where I can acquire more would be greatly appreciated.
posted by genrand
on Apr 14, 2014 -
Short version: As a Canadian Freelancer, if I track all my expenses carefully in mint, and pay for pretty much everything with credit/debit cards, do I still need to keep all those paper receipt? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit
on Mar 22, 2014 -
The "Off The Grid" Password Generator
uses printouts of Latin Squares to hash domain names into unique passwords without a PC or even a pencil. Are there other useful paper based algorithms like this? The concept rings a bell but Google wants to show me papers on computing, not computing on paper. [more inside]
posted by jayCampbell
on Feb 22, 2014 -
I'm looking for a construction paper thats like back velvet. I feel like I've seen this out in the world before but Im not having any luck with the googles. I am attempting to do a screen printed concert poster in the style of a 70s dayglo black velvet poster, so I need a paper with that look and feel, if it exists.
posted by Senor Cardgage
on Feb 9, 2014 -
I'm looking for a smallish notebook of entirely quad-ruled (graph) paper. Complication: I'd like the lines to be spaced quite close, at 0.1 in. or 3 mm. I've found plenty of notebooks with 0.25 in. grids, but at 0.1 in. I'm having a hard time even finding pads. Other things I would really
like (but aren't deal-breakers like grid size is): hardcover, 70+ pages, not wider than 4 in. Has anyone here gone looking for something like this before? Any recommendations?
posted by aw_yiss
on Feb 1, 2014 -
I'm looking for an awesome spot for a paper airplane contest near Portland Oregon. I work as an engineer and my goal is to do this as a "team activity" at work. Who knows - if there's a good spot, maybe an IRL event too? [more inside]
posted by sarah_pdx
on Feb 1, 2014 -
A steam radiator valve fail on a cold day flooded my apartment with a hot steam cloud, and a couple pieces of framed art - photo prints on 200lb/300gsm paper - bathed in it enough to be showing some buckles as it dried out. The pictures are behind glass, and there's still a tiny bit of condensation back there with them. Any tips on caring for / restoring this steamed art?
posted by Haere
on Jan 28, 2014 -
I've tried many notebooks, but have yet to find the absolute perfect one. Requirements: graph, A5, ring bound, quality paper. [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo
on Jan 25, 2014 -
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 -
What do you use your paper notebooks for? I was recently gifted with several beautiful notebooks and also acquired various notebooks over the past year. I am having trouble figuring out great and practical uses for all of them. Hivemind, lay on me your notebook wisdom. [more inside]
posted by sums
on Dec 21, 2013 -
I need the mother of all paper organizers for 45 groups of paper. I'm open to DIY or partial DIY, but due to time constraints, I'd prefer a cheap purchased solution. Detailed requirements inside. [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin
on Nov 5, 2013 -
Instead of ordering one set of 200 sheets of letterhead writing paper (with mine & my husband's names and our address), I ordered 200 sets of 200 sheets of paper. That means I will now be receiving 40,000 sheets of letterhead... how can I make this less wasteful and use it all up? [more inside]
posted by ladybird
on Oct 10, 2013 -
I am a bit of a pack rat. I’ve made a lot of progress in dealing with this problem but I still have several garbage bags’ worth of paper in my apartment that I don’t need and want to get rid of. [more inside]
posted by the hot hot side of randy
on Aug 26, 2013 -
I just scored an amazing poster from the seventies. It's spent the past few years rolled loose in a storeroom and it's a little bit crunchy. How can I ensure that its wonderfulness endures. [more inside]
posted by Iteki
on Aug 15, 2013 -
Our firesafe and everything in it smells like mildew. I'm not exactly sure why, I'm not seeing visible signs of mold. But I know a few older documents went in there smelling musty. It's gross, and many of the documents are important stuff that would be difficult/expensive and in some cases impossible to replace. So what can I do? [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here]
on Aug 13, 2013 -
I'm a software engineer who loves having the latest gadgets and spends much of my time online; she's a stay-at-home mom who avoids the Internet like the plague. This causes problems when it comes to our calendar. [more inside]
posted by rouftop
on Jul 29, 2013 -
I was in a shop today and heard a snippet of "It's Only A Paper Moon" played with what sounded like a synth beat. Unfortunately the clerks weren't able to help me figure out the artist and sorting through the 813 versions of the song on iTunes has proven slow work.
Does anyone know of a track like this? I may be off in my description a bit, but it definitely wasn't your standard jazz cover.
posted by Tell Me No Lies
on Jun 20, 2013 -
I have approximately 10,000 sheets of 8.5" x 11" paper in a box under my desk. They have printing on one side already, are standard computer paper weights, and are various colors. What are some creative ways I can use them or places to which I could donate them in the Twin Cities (Minnesota)? [more inside]
posted by elmer benson
on May 23, 2013 -
I'm a research scientist (in biology, focused on microscopy), and I'm looking for new tools that will point me towards relevant research papers. I've been playing around with Readcube and its recommend feature, which looks good, as does Google Scholar's 'updates', and I have various journals send me their table of contents, but I feel like there must be better tools out there to point me towards new research that I should know about. Particularly with the ever increasing number of papers being published in journals like PLOS One, I'd like to find a better way to pull out the few that are relevant to me from the torrent of new data being published. It seems like there must be novel tools to do this out there, but what are they? [more inside]
posted by pombe
on Apr 29, 2013 -
I have to write a 2 page paper on the subject after the fold. Can you please reccommend me books/journals/articles that cover the topic? The shorter, the better. [more inside]
posted by FirstMateKate
on Apr 8, 2013 -
I am having the hardest time finding unruled spiral bound notebooks that are identical in every way to regular spiral bound notebooks you see everywhere...except they have no lines. [more inside]
posted by triceryclops
on Mar 28, 2013 -
Just picked up some cool paper cuts. And was wondering if metafilter can help me translate them. I believe they are Chinese but honestly I am not sure. Two images are below:
Paper Cut One
Paper Cut Two
Let me know if you have any trouble with the images. And thanks again Metafilter!
posted by WickedPissah
on Mar 4, 2013 -
I have a perfect notebook, left over from college, and would love to find more just like it. But it has no branding -- I have no idea who manufactured the darn thing. My school doesn't seem to sell them anymore.
It's 7" by 10", double-wire bound, cloth hardcover, with nice lined pages. Each page has a little recycling triangle symbol on it (indicating 100 percent recycled).
Pics inside. Anyone know who could've made it, or where to find the same?
Many thanks! [more inside]
posted by dgrobinson
on Feb 25, 2013 -
Please recommend the best notebooks (lined/graph, margins, bound on the side, 8.5" x 11") you've used that DON'T have random spots and things on the pages. [more inside]
posted by obviousresistance
on Feb 13, 2013 -
For our wedding, we've decided to go with origami flowers for the bride's bouquet and the groomsmen's and bridesmen's boutonnières. I'd like to be able to buy a bunch of origami paper with the wedding's colors: purple and silver. I've seen plenty of origami paper that's metallic on one side and solid on the other, but I haven't been able to find a way to buy just this one particular color combination. Any ideas?
posted by ErWenn
on Feb 9, 2013 -
Rather than rely on our usual email correspondence, I would like to write some letters by hand to someone very important to me who lives very far away. [more inside]
posted by Callicvol
on Jan 26, 2013 -
In search of large scale scanning solutions in NYC to convert a ton of paper into PDFs. [more inside]
posted by lassie
on Jan 5, 2013 -
I'm a freelance graphic designer in NYC and I would like to attend paper shows and exhibitions but I have fallen out of the loop with studio designers. How do I become alerted to or invited to paper shows? [more inside]
posted by c
on Dec 5, 2012 -
What books that are printed with unusual techniques, using unusual paper, do you recommend looking at? [more inside]
posted by mortaddams
on Nov 15, 2012 -
My sibling is getting really into sketching/pencil drawing. My other sibling and I want to get her some good art supplies for Christmas; a nice leather refillable sketchbook, a pencil set, and some paper. The problem is that neither of us knows the first thing about art and drawing paper. What's the best kind of paper to use for pencil/charcoal drawings, and where is a good place to order some online?
posted by Scattercat
on Oct 26, 2012 -
I'm looking for a notepad to use with a fountain pen with binding and paper similar to moleskine large (5x8) pads, but at 8x11 size. Moleskine does sell 8x11 pads but they have a less smooth paper that does not work well with fountain pens. Clairefontaine is pretty good but it has thicker, smoother paper. [more inside]
posted by rainy
on Oct 19, 2012 -
What kind of art project(s) could I create with old paperback edition of Muldoon's Handling a Criminal Case in New York (that I'm willing to take apart)? [more inside]
posted by 168
on Sep 14, 2012 -
I want to subscribe to a news publication, printed on paper, that will be delivered in the (United States) mail (remember that? neat service!). I'm looking for your recommendations for something that will make me happy in a few different ways: [more inside]
posted by Corvid
on Aug 27, 2012 -
I have to do a 45 minute presentation at a summit next month. I need to give this presentation the practice it deserves. But, everyone is on vacation in England and the school year does not begin until after the summit. I am in England, I have little money, and I really need an audience who know about social enterprise and journalism to tell me what I need to do more clearly for this presentation. can you give me any advice? the conference is in four weeks.
posted by anonymous
on Aug 15, 2012 -
Index card lovers unite! Looking for non-digital
ways to manage citations, sources, etc. for academic research projects. [more inside]
posted by threeants
on Jul 30, 2012 -
I'm doing a craft project for sale on Etsy that re-uses old book hardcovers, but not the pages. What crafty thing can I do with the pages? [more inside]
posted by SampleSize
on Jul 24, 2012 -
Are there any no-hassle, cheap alternatives to watercolor paper? I want to practice a lot without spending a lot. [more inside]
posted by kristi
on Jul 10, 2012 -
I love writing letters to people - handwritten, with a fountain pen. Help me find a good paper for this purpose. [more inside]
posted by gmb
on Jun 24, 2012 -