I love block prints but my own efforts are pretty disappointing. Please give me advice on tools and technique! [more inside]
I purchased a pack of labels that are compatible with MS Word, but every time I try to print, the first row of labels come out fine and the rest are off by various amounts. I am printing to the massive printer/photocopier in my office. I have tried using the manual feed tray and every one of the cassettes but the same thing happens each time. Help? [more inside]
I am looking for a pretty/creative way to print/publish/bind a document to give to my friends as a gift. [more inside]
I had the idea that I'd like to create a custom calendar, titled "The Queer Agenda," with holidays and events of note relating to queer history. I would like to do so in a Print on Demand shop where people who like the concept can buy it in variations of school planner and wall calendar. Zazzle and Cafe Press will let me choose pictures and title text, but not day-to-day text, and they also only do wall calendars. This will not work. Many companies like Modern Postcard, Vistaprint, and Snapfish will let me customize days, but they do not offer print on demand designer storefronts. Any recommendations for services that might work better or ideas for how to proceed?
I am often stymied by trying to print interesting articles off the web when the pages don't have a printer friendly version. The printed version often takes many more pages than I would have guessed. Moreover several of the pages may have only a few lines on them or just ads. Is there some way to tell approximately how many pages an article will print before printing if there is not a printer-friendly version? Maybe there is some utility I can download? Thanks
I found a gorgeous art book online with images I'd like to make into art prints. How can I do this given that all I have is a sort of cruddy resolution jpg? [more inside]
Outlook automatically formats some nested messages as very narrow columns a single character wide. I need to print out several such messages and I'm unable to format these properly. [more inside]
The empty walls in my office are driving me batty. I'd like to take a few high quality photos that I've taken over the years, have them blown up, matted, and framed. What's the cost-effective way to do that these days? [more inside]
I need to print invitations and the design I have has a couple gold starbursts behind black text. The lines are thin, and I'm told this means thermography/foil stamping/letterpress won't really work. I'd be fine with just digitally printing it but how hard is it to make sure it actually looks gold tone and not brown or yellow? Who can print this for me? [more inside]
I'm an NYC-based photographer who has been asked about sending a print to Norway. My regular printer doesn't offer this option and USPS will cost perhaps $40 (I didn't check yet, just spitballing), so I was thinking that I might find a good lab there and send along my digital file, hopefully saving the client some cash in the process? I'm looking for a great lab that offers C-Prints at 16x20 and larger, and specifically 30x40. My ideal paper is Kodak Professional Endura Metallic, and my ideal language is English, though I could swing some common Romance languages in a pinch, maybe with Google Translate. [more inside]
I want to print and distribute 500 copies of a comic-art project I've been working on, but either want to do a crazy accordion fold (40 panels, each about 5 inches wide, so a little over 8 feet long if I print on both sides) or perfectly bound with some fold-out pages inside. Does anyone know how I could get that printed and bound in two and half weeks (by April 10)? I would prefer to find a printer/binder in the Boston area, but am open to working with businesses online. Thanks!
I'd like to be able to color on drawings printed with an ink-jet printer, but using markers smears the ink-jet ink. [more inside]
I'm an NYC-based photographer who has been asked to send a print to Australia. My regular printer doesn't offer this option, so I was thinking that I might find a good lab there and send along my digital file, hopefully saving myself a boatload of cash in the process? I'm looking for a good lab that offers C-Prints, (specifically 11x14 and larger for now) located in Australia. Can it be that hard? Thanks!
I need to buy a new printer for work. It must: (1) print high quality posters up to 11 x 17 inches. (2) cost < $500. [more inside]
A friend of mine is going to Hong Kong on a business trip and the fresh business cards he collected a few hours ago are pretty poorly made. Nooo! I'm hoping that while he's flying there I might be able to help out by getting some printed and couriered to his hotel ready for his arrival. Can anyone recommend a good printer there? [more inside]
I build up quite a bit of reading in my online skimming, but I want to be able to export all that into some kind of newspapery or magaziney template that I can print out and read in the paper-world. Reading off a screen just isn't doing it for me anymore. [more inside]
I'd like to have polygonal pieces made for an (essentially) flat dissection puzzle similar to this nice-looking tangram set at Shapeways. The pieces are simple, but I could use some guidance / tips on the whole process of bringing them into existence. [more inside]
Is there a UK equivalent to Kinkos/FedEx Office? [more inside]
How can I simply print an envelope or two from my Mac to any printer that can handle envelopes? I'm printing directly on the envelope, but it's a standard #10 envelope--no labels, no odd sizes. I'd like USPS barcodes. I've got a copy of EasyEnvelopes and I've been trying to print from it, but nothing happens on my printer and I can't update it because they charge for it now. Printing other docs works fine. [more inside]
I'd like to get some digital photos printed tomorrow (Monday), and I work in Midtown East. I don't trust drugstore printers- they rarely seem to keep them calibrated correctly. I don't need retouching or anything special, just some good quality 5x7 prints. Online submission is nice, but not required. What are my best options?
What is the best service or method for designing and printing about a dozen copies of a cookbook? Lulu? Amazon? iPhoto? Kinkos? [more inside]
I'm looking for a print/copy shop, preferably downtown Boston, but will travel to nearby areas by T, that can do small batches (12-25) of full-color brochures that need to be folded a particular way. Apparently quite a few print shops don't do small runs, or don't do folding. Our current vendor, who I will politely not name, has left us unsatisfied on a few occasions (color not great, messed up the folding job, requiring us to refold them all). Already tried ProPriint, and their quote was fairly expensive (~1300$ for 25 ) Ideally we'd be looking at half that amount. I'm hoping someone can provide a "I've used VENDORX and they were AWESOME" kind of testimonial.
MobilePrintingFilter - I needed a diminutive printer, and only the HP Officejet 100 fit the bill. I've got it working fine from my Macbook via direct USB, via Bluetooth, and, having USB-connected it to the same Airport Extreme base station that delivers my internet connection, via Bonjour. Now all I'm missing is... printig to it from my iPad. [more inside]
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]
At work I generate personalized 8-page PDFs that I get in one large file. How can I send these to my Lexmark X945e multi-purpose color laser printer so that each "set" of 8 pages is stapled? [more inside]
I have an Epson inkjet printer and a new MacBook Pro. In Windows, I can print manual duplex by simply checking a box (it prints even pages, then I flip the paper manually, then it prints the odd pages). But the driver doesn't support this in Mac OS X. HOWEVER, the reason why the simple solution (do it all manually! First print even, flip, print odd) won't work is that I want TWO pages per side AND duplex printing, i.e. four pages being printed on each piece of paper. How can I achieve this? I was thinking I could do a PDF print of two pages per side and then do the manual duplex, but whenever I've tried the output file is huge and the quality very poor. Also, this is a significant amount of extra work so I'd prefer a more straightforward solution. [more inside]
I want to print US Topo Quads for use when hiking and backpacking. I usually toggle certain map elements off—especially "Land Cover"—but a printed copy still prints the land cover (using Adobe Reader, which is the only fully compatible Mac program (PDF) I've found). So: How can I print GeoPDFs from OS X that reflect the layers I toggle off or on? [more inside]
Earlier this year, I published a 116-page PDF ebook about personal finance. Next week, I'm attending a conference with fellow financial bloggers. Is there a way to convert my PDF book to a physical print version (even if it's just one or ten copies) in just a few days so that I can show it to people? Cost isn't really an object. I know I've come up with this idea at the last minute...
We're compiling my late grandfather-in-law's stories in the hopes of presenting about 35 copies to family members at an upcoming memorial service. [more inside]
I have acquired two engraved copper printing plates which were produced in the 1850s by an artist who is internationally renowned. What is the legal situation regarding issuing my own edition from these plates? [more inside]
This is a code, poorly printed, on the inside of a snack package. It is the last one I need to get a very small "reward." [more inside]
A couple of weeks ago, our office Mac (OS X 10.7.5) started printing everything from Firefox (30.0) in landscape layout (on our HP laserjet CM1312nfi), when we need portrait layout to be the default. [more inside]
I'm looking to get up to speed on the current state of 3D printing, from a pretty high level. I'd like to know what the major technologies are, how they compare to each other, who the major players are, and how their products compare with each other. [more inside]
I have a public domain pdf book that I'd like to have a durable hard copy of. Googling throws up too many false positives, and the most relevant previous AskMeFi doesn't really help. Recommendations?
I'm looking for the best way to create a custom printed map with about 100 locations (in 2 or 3 categories) noted, and a legend to explain them. I don't know the first thing about GIS. [more inside]
GetRichQuickFilter: Where can I make my own paper money? [more inside]
I'm running into another problem with my ouija project. I need to be able to print a complex design in white ink on a black background. How? [more inside]
Please educate me about 1960s-1970s concert poster design. Specifically, the style with black printing over a vibrant gradient, like these. [more inside]
Is there an online tool, or function in Word, to see what a design would look like when printed in black and white, or how it might turn out when photocopied? [more inside]
This is one of the weirder questions I've hopped on here to ask, but I figured if anyone would have the answer, it'd be the MeFi Hivemind. I'm working with a team on a game that was happily funded some time ago. Because its a retro nostalgia-thon, we'd love to offer a limited run of SNES boxes customized to our game. Finding the template was no problem, finding a printer is quite another. We'd prefer to ship them flat, but cut and scored so that when people got them at home, they could just fold and glue and blammo. We're having trouble finding a printer who could meet those needs- All of our previous print experience is in screen/offset/apparel, not in a weird custom job like this. Suggestions or thoughts on how to bring our SNES box to life?
I'm looking at a print based project and am on the hunt for A4 or A5 sheets of tire tread, as if it's been removed straight from a tire. Is this possible? [more inside]
How can I get waterproof offset printing for sheets of labels (not rolls, unless there's a good setup for running those rolls through a b&w laser printer)? My local printer doesn't seem to think they can do it. I can't imagine it being completely unavailable, but don't know where to start looking. [more inside]
I have some important (personal) documents that need to be printed (Tax Return, Auto Insurance Cards), and I would rather not drive all the way to Kinkos. Are there any online services that will print relatively small documents (1-8 pages) and mail them to me? [more inside]
I have no printer. I have some documents to be signed and scanned, preferably in the next few hours. How can I accomplish this? [more inside]
I'm having business cards made, and I want them in a mini size (like 70mm X 28mm). But I can't seem to find a union print shop online that does cards with smaller dimensions like that. (Obvs I want a union bug). Thanks, hive-folk!
My wife does oil paintings and would like to sell prints of them. What are the best online venues in North America for printing this kind of art? She wants to make large prints, gliches, etc.
I've been hired by a client to design a (relatively) simple brochure for her. She'd like it to be bilingual (English/French) and, due to this, would ideally like all the content in one language to be on one side of the 8.5"x11" page, so it's easier to read when completely unfolded. It's like a reverse Z-fold... [more inside]
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.
We want to build a screen printing setup at work. I had a studio back in the day where some friends and I made an exposure table, a printing rig and place to store the screens. That part, I've got down. What I don't know how to get around here is a spray booth. There is no water source in the actual studio. We do, however, have a kitchen area and there are bathrooms so I have access to water, I just need to figure out a good way to put this together. Does anyone have experience with printing in less than ideal places? Thanks!