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Can I get perfectly centered business cards printed?

I want to get business cards with borders. I was looking at moo, and they recommend not using a border because cropping may not be even on all sides. I'm not talking about scientific precision, but I would like my cards to appear even on all sides. Is this realistic, and are there other companies that do this better? I would also like to be able to get rounded corners and some sort of smooth matte or glossy finish on both sides.
posted by lgyre on Jun 28, 2013 - 14 answers

Where can I print from a laptop or USB drive in London?

Over the next month or so, I may occasionally need to do some printing in London (never more than 10-50 pages). Is there anywhere near the Waterloo station where I could bring a usb drive or a laptop and easily and inexpensively print out black and white documents using a laser-printer? Self-service would be preferable. Perhaps there might be one or more chains of printing places (like FedEx/Kinko's in the US) that offers this service throughout the UK? Many thanks for any suggestions.
posted by washburn on Jun 25, 2013 - 4 answers

I want to print letterhead!

Here's the issue—every single print shop I ask can only do runs of like 500 sheets for personal letterhead. I want only 50 sheets with envelopes, and I don't want to pay a freaking arm and leg for nice letterhead. How can I do this? I don't want something that's merely laser printed onto cheap paper. I'd like something that's nice, professional, and exudes quality. I've seen these at Crane, but they're still quite expensive. Any ideas mefites?
posted by uncannyslacks on May 28, 2013 - 19 answers

Paying for Public Documents by the Government

Is there any research on people who pay for publicly available documents that are bound and sold by the government, not third parties? I was fascinated that when the 911 Commission issued it's report, it flew off the shelves when it was bound and sold by the GPO even though the same report was also fully available online. I'm also not referring to services provided by USSearch or KnowX. I mean, I guess, anything produced by the Government Printing Office that is for sale as a bound document (since they are also public documents), but is also available for free online. I would think if people could repackage and sell publicly available documents, that would open a whole world of new publishing opportunities.
posted by CollectiveMind on May 26, 2013 - 5 answers

Business cards in a hurry in Paris?

My wife is in Paris attending a conference, and just realized that she didn't bring her business cards along! I know that freestanding machines exist to make these while-you-wait in other cities, but where can one go to get same-day business cards in Paris? Difficulty: some, but limited, French language ability.
posted by 1adam12 on May 25, 2013 - 5 answers

Your experiences with FreeCAD

Do any of you have recent experience with FreeCAD? How do you like the software, and how about that STL output? How easy is it to export files from FreeCAD to be used in other CAD packages? Objective: 3D printing Reference point: Solidworks [more inside]
posted by whatzit on Apr 26, 2013 - 2 answers

Where can I find accent images to make printed documents classy?

Where can I find free graphics that I can use on invitations, event programs, and books? I'm looking for black and white images: Horizontal rules, flourishes, small flowers, accent images, those little symbols that look like a spade but have a swirling stem....? [more inside]
posted by chocolatemilkshakes on Apr 15, 2013 - 12 answers

Prints and Price - Online Arts Sales

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 - 5 answers

What is the best way of mailing postcards to a neighborhood?

I want to mail a few hundred postcards to a neighborhood to inform them about a particular issue. How should I do this? [more inside]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth on Feb 23, 2013 - 11 answers

Where can I get posters/flyers printed in or near Heidelberg, Germany?

I live in Heidelberg, Germany and I need to print a number of posters and flyers for an upcoming show. But I've been having a lot of problems doing so. Where can I get large posters and double sided flyers printed in Heidelberg (or deliverable to there within a reasonable time frame)? [more inside]
posted by kyrademon on Feb 22, 2013 - 3 answers

Inkjet duplex printing - How does it work?

I just got a cheap-o HP printer that features two sided printing. It seems to print on one side, suck the paper back in, and print on the other side. Does anyone know how this works? Does it flip the paper over? My guess is that it loops it back in (back facing down), probably raises the heads, and "prints upside down" the other side. But I'd love to see a diagram or video. Can't find one, though.
posted by thirdgrader on Feb 3, 2013 - 3 answers

Recommendations for a desktop printer that plays well with DVDs/CDs

My work has to produce sometimes one, sometimes two at most DVDs when we do a transfer of an older video recording to digital file. We're looking to purchase a desktop printer for use with DVDs, and I'm hoping the mefi community has recommendations! [more inside]
posted by ethel on Jan 24, 2013 - 3 answers

Airprint works...and is lame.

Is there a better printing app for the iPad than HP eprint or Apple Airprint? One that allows you to print directly to a printer over wifi (i.e., without having another computer running and connected to the network), offers legal size printing and photo print sizes other than 4x6? Thanks!
posted by SampleSize on Jan 22, 2013 - 4 answers

The Best Camera is the One You Have

Is the camera in my Samsung Galaxy Nexus good enough for casual day-to-day use? (Do-I-really-need-another-camera-filter) [more inside]
posted by Apropos of Something on Dec 13, 2012 - 8 answers

modest publisher project iso design/printing expert to bring me out of my screen

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 - 8 answers

Printing one form

Access - trying to get by with the easiest way. There's a form and a table. After the form is filled out it needs to be printed and go to the table. Going to the table is fine. The problem - if the exact sequence of clicks is not followed then you print all the forms. Macro? Other ideas?
posted by notned on Nov 26, 2012 - 2 answers

once-off letterpress possible?

I want to print a once-off version of a long poem I've written for display; all I have so far are the words (no specific designs or illustrations or whatever). I really like the look of letterpress but it seems that letterpress places only do bulk orders. Is this true? Are there other options? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Nov 17, 2012 - 9 answers

Interestingly-made books with unusual paper?

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 - 11 answers

Thank you for helping me print thank you photo cards

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 - 8 answers

Does anyone know good printing companies in the UK who could make prints of my artwork in bulk cheaply?

Does anyone know good printing companies in the UK who could make prints of my artwork in bulk cheaply? [more inside]
posted by Pilly on Nov 2, 2012 - 3 answers

T-Shirt Printing NYC

T-shirt Printing NYC [more inside]
posted by gpoint on Oct 11, 2012 - 4 answers

Return address labels?

Can you suggest some place to buy custom return address labels, who have a good reputation and tasteful templates? Google has a thousand tacky options that all seem the same.
posted by smackfu on Sep 28, 2012 - 10 answers

Best way to share a printer?

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 - 5 answers

Invitation to a Beheading

Help me assess how much of a problem these not-so-nicely printed wedding invitations are. [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Rattery on Sep 18, 2012 - 20 answers

What size banner do I print?

What size banner do I get printed? Laminate or not? [more inside]
posted by caveatz on Sep 10, 2012 - 5 answers

How can I print to a Post-It on a budget?

I'm looking for the ability to print to a post-it. 3M wants too much. Any knock-offs or alternatives I could try? Must fit in a standard print tray. [more inside]
posted by NBJack on Sep 7, 2012 - 8 answers

Where to print and bind a 500 page PDF in Toronto?

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 - 11 answers

Need spine and pocket label printer options

The library's decades-old Okidata label printer is on its way out. How does your library print spine and pocket labels? [more inside]
posted by Riverine on Aug 21, 2012 - 12 answers

44 USC and Federal Photocopiers: Illegal?

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 - 3 answers

Online print job

I'm interested in printing some color documents. I can go to my local UPS store, but I'm curious whether there are good options online so I don't have to go to the store. Do you know of reliable and reasonably priced (including shipping) vendors who do this service of printing a document and shipping to you?
posted by lirael2008 on Jul 26, 2012 - 6 answers

There is probably an easy solution to this, but damned if I can find it.

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 - 3 answers

Technical logo design suggestions and tips?

Technical logo design suggestions and tips? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jul 8, 2012 - 5 answers

Firefox Tiny Printing

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 - 4 answers

Always Be Circulating

I occasionally like to stamp things (rubber stamps in ink on paper approximately the size of a dollar bill; I'll do a few dozen at a time). Does a device exist where I could feed lots of paper through and make a small ink stamp on each of them? [more inside]
posted by history is a weapon on Jun 19, 2012 - 4 answers

Charged sales tax for printing wedding invites - is this right?

Sales tax question: We hired someone to print our wedding invitations - we did all the design. The person we hired does this as a small side business in addition to her day job. We got the invoice for the printing today and there is a charge for sales tax. She is in the same state as us (CA) but in a different city. I was surprised at the charge - is this normal? I'm not sure what the status of her business is, if it's a sole proprietorship or a corporation or what.
posted by emily37 on Jun 1, 2012 - 9 answers

I have a simple mind, and I want to make a bunch of simple invitations.

I have a simple mind, and I want to make a bunch of simple invitations. [more inside]
posted by imjustsaying on May 16, 2012 - 5 answers

Ink & Drum Printer?

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 - 4 answers

Wireless printing

How do I set up wireless network printing without using my existing wireless router? [more inside]
posted by Bokmakierie on May 5, 2012 - 4 answers

What image size do I need to print a 4'x4' photograph?

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 - 8 answers

Slow printing of a specific PDF

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 - 11 answers

Stickers on Demand

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 - 6 answers

Why do we write 1st but not 2:00pm?

Why do we write 1st but not 2:00pm? [more inside]
posted by denriguez on Apr 14, 2012 - 19 answers

Where to print a tiny book?

Where can I get a hard-cover photo book printed in a small size - say 4" x 4"? [more inside]
posted by Dragonness on Apr 2, 2012 - 7 answers

Recommendations for custom color letterpressed business cards ?

Recommendations for custom color letterpressed business cards ? [more inside]
posted by darkgroove on Mar 22, 2012 - 12 answers

The Imposition, What A Blast

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 - 9 answers

Who designed this NYSE Understanding Financial Statements pamphlet?

Who designed this 1969 NYSE pamphlet, Understanding Financial Statements? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Mar 15, 2012 - 3 answers

Graphic Designer who wants to start her own screen printed shirt line (i know... I know). But doesn't want to get them printed on ugly looking shirts.

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 - 8 answers

Bracketology- Blown up!

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 - 5 answers

I have run out of business as I'm about to fly to SxSw? How can I cleverly share my contact info?

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 - 12 answers

Photoshop elements freezes when printing

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 - 1 answer

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