Seismographs and polygraphs have a movie-portrayal printout of a paper drum & a needle drawing beautiful squiggles. What is that means of production called and how can I get it? [more inside]
posted by tmcw
on May 10, 2012 -
DIY Photo Art Question: I would like to have a photograph or image professionally printed onto canvas or good print-quality paper, about 4' x 4'. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by ageispolis
on Apr 30, 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 -
Can you help me fake a reader layout/imposition mock-up for a printing project WITHOUT using the hated Excel? [more inside]
posted by 2soxy4mypuppet
on Mar 21, 2012 -
I want to start my own T-shirt company (i know I know. Don't roll your eyes). I am a graphic designer and would like to create shirts that are stylish. Basic screen printed shirts with sayings etc. While I know how to screen print I think my best bet is designing and then getting them printed through, well, an online shirt printing company. The trouble is most of them are very limited and have just the tacky crew neck shirt kind of thing. I don't want to do cafe press or zazzle style printing. So, What's a good company to go with? any suggestions? For example take a look at JacVanek.com Not crazy about her designs but her shirts are what I'm looking to print on. That urban outfitters style! Thanks!
posted by anonymous
on Mar 15, 2012 -
NCAA Tourney Filter: I want to blow up bracket (lets say 5 by 10 feet) to put on my wall. I'd love to just be able to print using my home printer. What are my best free options? I have a MS Office.
posted by sandmanwv
on Mar 14, 2012 -
Just realized that I have run out of business cards, and I am speaking at SXSW in a week. What clever, amusing, geeky solutions for sharing my contact information are out there? [more inside]
posted by EvilPRGuy
on Mar 2, 2012 -
When I try to print from Photoshop Elements (and also the windows explorer page), the print screen freezes. Usually, it comes around in about five minutes or so, but does this every time I try to change a setting. I'm using Windows 7, 32 bit and I've tried turning my firewall off -- any other suggestions?
posted by katestap
on Mar 2, 2012 -
Can anyone please recommend equipment or manufacturers of machines capable of full colour Print-On-Demand perfect bound books? I know they will be very expensive, but it is hard to find information and comparative reviews of the printers so I thought I would ask here.
posted by debord
on Feb 17, 2012 -
Two image printing questions:
1) Will Costco trim images (and if not, is there a similarly priced & equally high quality competitor who will), and
2) What are my options for turning images into print-on-demand postcards? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill
on Feb 14, 2012 -
I've got a lot of stuff. People like to borrow my stuff. And they sometimes forget whose stuff it is and I never get it back!
I had an idea to custom print my name, email, and phone number on narrow tape (perhaps vinyl based, similar to electrician's tape). Then, I can affix this tape to things that I loan out so that they're easily tracked back to me.
I tried looking around at various shops online, but the options are overwhelming, and they seem to be geared toward packing tape and business applications. All I need is one or two narrow rolls, not an entire box of the stuff! Has anyone done anything like this that can share some of your expertise with me?
posted by rinogo
on Jan 31, 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 -
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 -
Please help me print my images in the correct size on my Mac. I bought a sheet of 1" circle digital images and downloaded them onto my Mac. I opened them in Preview and want to print them but they print out huge instead of just 1". I can't figure out why! I selected "scaling 100%" in my printer options and that didn't fix the problem. Also when I select View...Actual Size in Preview they look really large. [more inside]
posted by hazyjane
on Dec 28, 2011 -
Does anyone know of a good printer (online or in Chicago or DC) that can print small-run, custom-sized, double-sided, durable cards? [more inside]
posted by aaanastasia
on Dec 19, 2011 -
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 -
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 to produce a professional-looking folder for a nonprofit with next to zero money for it. This would be used to make simple donor kits (fact sheets, press clippings inside). Looks like printing a color cover on a standard folder is nearly a buck/per. Anyone have ideas on using bulk blank folders and doing something clever with stickers or something (though it sounds ugly just thinking of it)? Other ways to make a kit?
posted by _sirmissalot_
on Nov 8, 2011 -
I am trying to make a set of custom shaped and printed magnets in a small batch. Anyone have experience printing and cutting magnets? Or printing on magnetic sheet with inkjet/ using a digital die cut system? [more inside]
posted by notnathan
on Nov 2, 2011 -
Where can my office get a few hundred custom-logoed folios? We're looking for something like this
, but large enough to insert 9x11 pages. [more inside]
posted by rebent
on Oct 13, 2011 -
I need to make a large poster for a research symposium. Where is the cheapest place to do it? [more inside]
posted by raeka
on Oct 12, 2011 -
I'm looking for printing software which will allow me to pinpoint with great precision the location of multiple images on the page (ie, margins, distances between images). I've tried using tables, but they're not completely reliable. I'm using Windows 7. Any suggestions?
posted by katestap
on Sep 16, 2011 -
Can anyone recommend some lightweight photo printing software for WinXP? At work we need something a bit more powerful then the built in windows print wizard, but not much more. Multiple photos per page with metadata (date,time, file name) is really about all we need.
posted by Captain_Science
on Aug 16, 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 -
The bakery/café I work for is looking for a good company to print our menus.
We're looking to print "tall" menus. I'm sorry this is so vague, but I don't know the measurements or name of the type of menu. If I had to guess I'd say ~8" x ~4" — you know, the kind you often see in restaurants/cafés/delis, etc, often with a trifold. We're most likely doing just a double sided piece of paper, though.
We're located in Brooklyn, so we'd be looking for a company somewhere here or in Manhattan.
posted by defenestration
on Jul 27, 2011 -
How can I connect my (network-ready, ethernet-only) printer to my wireless network when the router is all the way on the other side of the house? [more inside]
posted by awenner
on Jul 12, 2011 -
How did basic design work (say, for advertising posters) happen in the analog days? Can I still do it that way today? [more inside]
posted by bubukaba
on Jun 8, 2011 -
Are you a linoleum block printmaker? What are your favorite papers and inks? [more inside]
posted by usonian
on May 16, 2011 -
I am a neuroscience student and I'd like to get my mentor a print of one of Santiago Ramon y Cajal's famous drawings of a neuron as a going away gift. Unfortunately, I can't find anywhere that sells prints or photos of these drawings online, but I was able to find a book at my university's library that has larger (12" x 24") high quality images of these drawings.
My question: what is the best way to go from book to print? Are there particular scan qualities or types? Particular types of paper/material to print onto? Places (FedEx, architecture firms) to go to? Any advice would be really helpful.
posted by quickasfoxes
on May 4, 2011 -