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]
posted by stackhaus23
on Apr 8, 2014 -
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.
posted by Eiwalker
on Feb 27, 2014 -
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]
posted by juliebug
on Feb 10, 2014 -
A local non-profit I'm with holds monthly events and sells tickets. Right now the tickets are printed in bulk. We have full price tickets, student/senior tickets, and comp (free) tickets. We'd like to have more flexibility to introduce different price points as test runs and easily track how they go. We'd also like to be able to keep better tabs on the comp tickets, by differentiating tickets given to volunteers versus comp tickets given to sponsors, for example. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill
on Oct 16, 2013 -
Best way to share a printer (and/or set up a print server) in a college dorm? [more inside]
posted by nickhb
on Sep 24, 2012 -
Toronto-filter: Some professors at my school are giving their textbooks to us students, free, via a printable PDF. So, I'd like to get it printed as cheaply as possible and then bound. Where's the best place to do this? Our textbook are on average ~500 pages. Proximity to Bloor and Spadina is a big plus.
posted by demagogue
on Sep 7, 2012 -
Recently when I print with Firefox, it tries to squeeze everything into 1 page. The text is TINY. I have tried "Print 100%", Scale to Fit, Print regular in preferences (HP Laserjet 4200). I have tried to print with different drivers. Nothing I do save "Print 200+%" works, and that's absolutely absurd to have to do each time. Chrome prints things fine, but I really don't want to have to use a different browser each time... Anybody have an idea? Any info I seem to find on the web comes up with old FF2 and FF3 printing issues. Nothing with a more current version on the mozilla forums.
posted by symbioid
on Jun 20, 2012 -
Looking for advice about high quality printing (for my digital art) and reliable companies that specializes in this type of printing. [more inside]
posted by ogunther
on Jan 17, 2012 -
Looking for advice/tips on printing photos on canvas. Anyone have a service they like? [more inside]
posted by bodega
on Nov 28, 2011 -
Need help identifying this Japanese woodblock print
of a kabuki actor. I think the artist is Kunichika, and the print is set somewhere on the Tôkaidô Road. At the top of the page is a large box of Japanese text
-- I'm hoping someone can read this, or otherwise identify any hints about the location, actor and character. (Two more translatable things inside) [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten
on Jul 30, 2011 -
I have an idea in mind that would be centered around a fake passport-like document taken to specific, fun places around the world. Not something fake enough to break laws, but fake enough to be something fun to carry around, not look cheap, and be durable to carry around and get stamped when requested. Where would I go to get something like this made? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Apr 4, 2011 -
I'm about to order a batch of letterpressed business cards. I've never worked with letterpressing before—do you have any experience or insight to share? [more inside]
posted by Mr C
on Mar 12, 2011 -
This is a followup question about printing from an iPhone/iPad app: the original question can be found here
Blazecock Pileon and GuyZero (and anyone else), please respond! [more inside]
posted by smersh
on Aug 12, 2010 -
How do I add print functionality to my iPhone/iPad app? Can I license this ability or do I have to create it? What is the most cost-effective way for my app to be able to print to a wireless printer or a networked printer? [more inside]
posted by smersh
on Jul 12, 2010 -
I will be doing print layout for a photobook with text... using solely Adobe Photoshop. What technical secrets do I need to know to make sure that graphics, background AND text come out looking cohesive and snappy on the printed page? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph
on Feb 16, 2010 -
Which of these printers (or which other one) would be best for a grad student in political science who does nothing but print lots and lots of long black and white double-sided pdf documents? [more inside]
posted by andoatnp
on Feb 5, 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 -
Calendar Printing: I have a calendar I want to sell as a small side-business. What print service should I use? [more inside]
posted by sdis
on Jan 13, 2010 -
OS X: I want to batch print all the files in a source-code library. They are actionscript files, which means they are text files that all end in a .as extension. The files are in a complex directory structure (one root folder but files in multiple subfolders), and there are non .as files that I don't want printed. When the files print, I need some kind of separator ( spaces, asterisks, new page...) between each file. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Nov 18, 2009 -
What's the best online print shop these days? Caveat: must have cheap options for small runs. [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy
on Oct 20, 2009 -
I'm looking for (non-Kinko's) recommendation in Seattle for printing digital, 3x5 photos that meet all of the following impossible criteria: reasonably good quality, reasonable price-per-photo, reasonably fast. [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on May 5, 2009 -
Does anyone have any recommendations on how to improve the colour quality on a Canon MP-series printer? This is printing from Photoshop/Illustrator CS (both CS and CS3) and Mac (Panther and Leopard). [more inside]
posted by purephase
on Jan 7, 2009 -
Are there any print on demand services that offer APIs for large prints or small posters, instead of having to email requests manually, or manually fill in web forms again and again? [more inside]
posted by steiny
on Oct 30, 2008 -
How can I turn my old Windows XP desktop into a print server for a wired network with Vista and XP machines? [more inside]
posted by abkadefgee
on Apr 18, 2008 -
I just started working in a small office (there are 3 of us). We have wired internet (I know, I know!), and an HP OfficeJet 5610 All-in-One Printer/Fax/Copier in a tiny closet. We all work different hours and use laptops. There is no dedicated computer that is there and always on. I know from working with a friend that we need a small printer server to plug into the printer and connect to the switch in the closet. One side needs to have a USB plug, the other side needs to accomodate the internet cable.
I think I'm talking about option #4 in this Wikipedia article
I need to make a recommendation to my boss for what exactly she needs to buy to make this work.
Is something like this
what I'm looking for? Is it likely to be compatible with the HP OfficeJet 5610? I need it to be!
posted by abbyladybug
on Apr 4, 2008 -
I work on a Mac running Adobe CS3 apps. I have an Adobe Illustrator file from a client that will be going to print. The background of the piece is a linked eps (DCS2) file. I am seeing no preview of this file in Illustrator (it said that I wouldn't see a preview of a DCS in the help menu). I can open the link in Photoshop and it looks fine (CMYK + Spot separations in the channels palette). How will the printer handle this file? Is there another way to adjust the file so that it shows up without losing color information?
posted by pleuroma
on Feb 18, 2008 -
I love printing things. Please direct me to websites with cool things to print out (e.g., interesting pdfs, stationery, stickers, posters, foldable objects, paper cd cases, quotations I should keep, anything that allows me to make the most of my printer!!)
posted by mjao
on Oct 27, 2007 -
Anyone know of any good large-format (5 foot by 3 foot poster) printers in the Portland, Oregon area? I've been burned by the wrath of Kinko's too many times and I need it within 48 hours. I know the right outfit could do it in just a few minutes, and I don't care what it costs. [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on May 22, 2007 -
How can I print Outlook messages without my personal information on top and the date on bottom? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket
on Nov 13, 2006 -
A few questions about printing digital photos in NYC, and tangentially, the legality thereof. [more inside]
posted by Vidiot
on Oct 21, 2005 -
I ordered something recently that came in a standard-looking cardboard box with a custom printed sleeve that slipped over it (Actually, I think it's called an overslip), making the whole deal look very professional. Where could I order something like that? [more inside]
posted by Nothing
on Sep 29, 2005 -
Is there any way to select and print, say, 30 documents at a time without having to individually open each one?
posted by BuddhaInABucket
on Jul 13, 2005 -
Is there any way of forcing IE to ignore a print stylesheet, and using the screen stylesheet, when printing a page?
posted by jedro
on Sep 26, 2004 -