For anyone experienced with art sales, particularly online sales:
What sort of printing services do you use for your artwork? and what are the costs like? [more inside]
posted by ServSci
on Apr 9, 2013 -
I need very specific help with layout for a printing project - help me understand what our printer person is asking for! [more inside]
posted by rocketing
on Dec 3, 2012 -
I need help printing thank you cards using my own photo - want a company to print them for me. [more inside]
posted by anya32
on Nov 14, 2012 -
How much in-house print and/or photocopy production can federal offices perform without violating 44 USC § 501? [more inside]
posted by Jamesonian
on Aug 14, 2012 -
I have a Macbook with OS X 10.5.8 and Firefox 13.0.1. The printing scale under File -> Page Setup in Firefox has randomly started defaulting to 60%. So every time I restart Firefox, I have to go in there and change it back to 100% before I print anything. I can't figure out how to change it back. Is this a Firefox thing, or a printer thing? [more inside]
posted by désoeuvrée
on Jul 16, 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 -
We have a laserjet 4250 at work. I'm running into an issue with it printing one specific PDF very slowly (i.e. prints a page. pauses for half a second, prints the next, pause...) Normally it spits them out very rapidly. [more inside]
posted by symbioid
on Apr 23, 2012 -
I am a procrastinator and now I am up against a gift-giving deadline (Saturday!) with no time for shipping. For reasons I won't get into here, its really important that I can include custom stickers (small squarish ones like 2x2 or label size; dimensions are not so important). I thought it would be easy to have them made at Walmart or a drugstore but it looks like those places will only ship them to you, not print them in the store.
If I have to, I can buy sticker paper and print them myself but the quality of my home printer is not great. Are there any obvious choices I am overlooking?
posted by halseyaa
on Apr 19, 2012 -
Here's one for the hive mind: I need to print out all of the frames of a Quicktime movie file (on a Mac), each one on a separate piece of paper. I'm not remembering an obvious way to do this, and my Google-fu is coming up empty. Any ideas?
posted by dbiedny
on Jan 18, 2012 -
You are not my t-shirt vendor, but please give me some advice on printing my (very special snowflake of a) t-shirt. [more inside]
posted by Sauce Trough
on Dec 5, 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 -
Are you a linoleum block printmaker? What are your favorite papers and inks? [more inside]
posted by usonian
on May 16, 2011 -
Mac OSX 10.5.8 form PDF printing: Can anyone tell me why it might be that sites which generate a unique PDF for download will malfunction with Firefox but not with Safari or Chrome? A typical example is Purolator.ca
posted by HLD
on Apr 7, 2011 -
Where can I have custom merit badges (preferably in small batches) made to order online? [more inside]
posted by pavane
on Mar 7, 2011 -
I have a template I use for my grocery lists that I've made in my spreadsheet program (Numbers). Is there somewhere online that I can send it (say, as a PDF) to be printed in the form of a pad of paper? Staples doesn't appear to do this. I am in Canada.
posted by torisaur
on Feb 12, 2011 -
I am an Ubuntu newbie in a mixed environment. I need to print from Ubuntu 10.10 to a Dell 1700 printer attached to an XP Pro PC. I've read reams of tips, tricks, forums, Google searches & past AskMes. I consider myself of above average user intelligence. Am I educated stupid? [more inside]
posted by beelzbubba
on Jan 21, 2011 -
Is there anywhere where you can download a font like the one used in 16th-17th century books/manuscripts? [more inside]
posted by vanitas
on Sep 26, 2010 -
Best way to put an image on dress: screen printing or fusible interfacing and machine sewing? [more inside]
posted by jaynedanger
on Mar 22, 2010 -
I’d like to make a picture book for a friend’s child. Where to print it? I’d want the pages to be matte paper and the cover shiny, just like a real child’s book. I only need a single copy.
posted by Dragonness
on Feb 12, 2010 -
How can I print 34 lines of text so that it takes up exactly 6.125 inches?
Or equivalently, so that each line is .18 inches. I tried different fonts in various word processors but always ended up a little to large or too small. There's probably an obvious way to do this using some easily available software (preferably free) but I can't seem to figure out what it is.
posted by Obscure Reference
on Dec 18, 2009 -
Is there a print shop in Los Angeles that excels in dealing with large custom sizes (10x13 and/or 13x20)? [more inside]
posted by speicus
on Dec 17, 2009 -
How do I make a document that will be printed so that its pages can be folded in half and stapled down the middle? (saddle-stitched?) [more inside]
posted by qvinx
on Dec 9, 2009 -
My mom has mentioned wanting new photo portraits of me, my brother, and our dogs (her grand-dogs)--I know, kinda corny. But we thought that this would be a good idea for a Christmas present, so we went to the park over Thanksgiving and did a little photo shoot. What's the best way to get good quality prints of our digital pictures? [more inside]
posted by mingodingo
on Dec 2, 2009 -
I'm looking for a print-on-demand site for prints and possibly calendars of my illustrations. But not CafePress, Zazzle, DeviantArt or RedBubble. Who's left? [more inside]
posted by katillathehun
on Dec 1, 2009 -
How can I print an xkcd
image with the alternate text and title? Or, even better, save it as a PDF. [more inside]
posted by mercredi
on Oct 23, 2009 -
How would I go about creating a much larger version of this image
so I could print and frame it?
posted by twine42
on Oct 9, 2009 -
OS X (10.5) Printing difficulties: Trying to print Word documents with a specific preset from the Finder. Impossible? [more inside]
posted by bigmusic
on Oct 1, 2009 -
Large-format printing filter: Help me figure out a workflow for getting my very large photographs into a 60" x 90" Adobe Illustrator file. Difficulty: need the job done tonight! [more inside]
posted by hamandcheese
on May 28, 2009 -
I love stationery and letterpress and prints and graphic design generally and, for fun, I'd love to learn to make my own.
Right now, I spend a lot of my down time oohing and aahing over pretty paper products on Etsy and at Design Sponge. I make my own party invites, cards, gift tags and wrap - but just in a cobbled together kind of way. I'd dearly love to learn to design and print lovely things like this
Where should I start? [more inside]
posted by t0astie
on May 20, 2009 -
How do I make an image pure black and white (transparent) in Photoshop or Illustrator so that it is suitable for printing on a shot glass? [more inside]
posted by inoculatedcities
on May 15, 2009 -
How do laser and inkjet printers work? I know the basics, of course, but I am looking for serious expertise at the level of the actual chemistry and physics... things like fuzer specs, toner chemistry, deposition, transfer, particle masses, exotic materials; in short... the stuff an actual expert would know. [more inside]
posted by FauxScot
on May 7, 2009 -
Label Printing Pros: I need help coming up with the most efficient way to print a series of labels. [more inside]
posted by demon666
on Mar 9, 2009 -
I'm interested in printing a few of my wife's digital photographs as a gift to her.
I don't know a thing about photography (my wife is the expert), so I'm looking for some advice.
Here's some details:
I have the original hi-res versions (she uses a Nikon D70, so I think the files are large jpegs).
I'm interested in pretty large prints - probably around 24" x 18".
I'm not too concerned about cost - my priorities are the highest possible quality, and longevity. Ideally, I'd love to use someone local (Boston, MA).
Can anyone recommend a printer? What specifically should I ask for? (Types of printing, types of paper, etc.).
Many thanks in advance!
posted by stuehler
on Dec 15, 2008 -
I need to print a 3x4-foot poster onto multiple sheets of regular sized paper, so that I can assemble the pieces to recreate the full-sized poster on a poster-board. Is there any (preferably free) software that will do this for me? [more inside]
posted by nixxon
on May 9, 2008 -
Poster printing question. I have a 24x32 inch, 72 pixels per inch, digital image in either jpeg or psd filetype that I would like to have printed as a poster. Does anyone have experience with this? [more inside]
posted by beta male
on Dec 11, 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 -