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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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'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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -