How can I insert a small mirror or peephole into the front cover of a handmade hardcover book? What kind of material is appropriate for the cover? Will cardboard/cloth do? What about leather? Is there a tutorial anywhere to show how this is done? [more inside]
posted by waxbanks
on Dec 9, 2010 -
What's the best way to print my long, thin, dark-background (made-for-the-web!) infographics on paper? [more inside]
posted by ejfox
on Nov 10, 2010 -
What company will print, laminate, and multi-fold a quick reference guide in quantity? [more inside]
posted by Aleen
on Nov 4, 2010 -
I want to print a series of postcards, and my aim is to have them at least look
kinda hand-made. (I don't really want to go through the whole process of learning screenprinting.) [more inside]
posted by ism
on Oct 18, 2010 -
Looking for a PDF printer (or similar file printer) that can be used to print from remote locations. [more inside]
posted by dozo
on Sep 28, 2010 -
We'll be moving into a rental office on a short-term (14-24 month) basis and we need to print new stationery. We only use about 125 envelopes a year (in two sizes: letter and card) and the minimum order quantity from local printers is 500 pieces. We've thought of printing envelopes with a logo and no return address and using a stamp or stickers to apply a return address, but the results have been tacky. With the move, we've ended up with hundreds of excess envelopes from previous addresses.
Is there a way we can solve this with something that looks good and doesn't cost a fortune?
All suggestions appreciated!
posted by quidividi
on Sep 28, 2010 -
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 -
I'm designing my sister's album cover for her, and I would like some tips from people with experience in print design. I've used photoshop for quite a few years, and I'm OK at using it, but have never had to print anything professionally.
What I am doing for her is going to take some time and I don't want to finish and then find I have done some small thing wrong and have to start again!
Advice for doing this? What to do? What not to do?
posted by halcorp
on Sep 26, 2010 -
I need to find a great full-service business that can print and do fulfillment on thousands of 2011 calendars (they'll probably be purchased worldwide). Reasonably priced with great customer service por favor. Also, I'm a designer and the photos are going to be fantastic so I want to make sure the quality's great. Yeah, I'm demanding, I know. :) Any recommendations?
posted by miss lynnster
on Sep 11, 2010 -
New York print shop filter: Where can i get 30 double-sided pages of high-quality inkjet
printed on letter-size matte presentation paper by monday
? [more inside]
posted by Jon_Evil
on Aug 13, 2010 -
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 -
I want to put artwork on t-shirts at home. I can probably print out iron-ons on my printer, but I don't know how breathable those things are. Any other options? [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop
on Jul 31, 2010 -
I've got a 16 page brochure designed on A4 paper in landscape mode. I need to get it printed with center staple binding. Apparently, this is impossible to do in the U.S. [more inside]
posted by dead_
on Jul 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 -
Where in the United States can my friend get his dissertation printed in A4 paperback and A4 hardcover? (Not spinal bound) [more inside]
posted by LudgerLassen
on Jul 9, 2010 -
How can I implement Google Cloud Print right now
? Surely there's some piece of software, preferably open-source, I can run on my machine and have the ability to email documents to have printed?
posted by dmd
on Jul 3, 2010 -
How do I achieve crisp text in a Photoshop PDF, and how can I ensure that Photoshop-created type will come out OK when commercially printed? [more inside]
posted by roxie110
on Jun 21, 2010 -
How do I optimize photos, vector illustrations, and grayscale tones for a crappy and probably lo-res copier? I'll be using Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign (CS3 if it matters). [more inside]
posted by deinemutti
on Jun 6, 2010 -
Can you help me with this HTML print-sizing problem? I have a 3x5 index card created in Word. When I convert it to PDF, it prints out full size, as in Word. But when I convert to HTML, either from Word or from the PDF, and then print the HTML page, it scales down. Is there a way to make it print full-size in HTML?
posted by markcmyers
on Jun 4, 2010 -
MS Powerpoint Question: I am using MS Powerpoint 2000 on Vista and am trying to print my slides on an HP colour laser printer and here is my problem: [more inside]
posted by london302
on Jun 1, 2010 -
I am looking for the easiest and cheapest site to print photos from online! I have used both kodak and walmart.com, but I was wondering if anyone else has any other suggestions? [more inside]
posted by luckyme793
on May 24, 2010 -
What should I know about preparing personal business cards for print, using only open source software? [more inside]
posted by embrangled
on Apr 23, 2010 -
What information do I need from digital print shop A in order to find digital print shop B that uses the same setup (or as close a match as possible)? [more inside]
posted by OlivesAndTurkishCoffee
on Apr 16, 2010 -
Professional photographers in Canada: looking for Canadian based digital imaging lab with services similar to White House Custom Color? [more inside]
posted by mushroom_tattoo
on Mar 31, 2010 -
What are some online commercial printers that have reasonable prices, but also have great customer service? [more inside]
posted by mtphoto
on Mar 25, 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 -
Screen printing for very cheap. I have printer inks for pigment, what can I use for a medium/binder? [more inside]
posted by run"monty
on Mar 22, 2010 -
I can't find a professional printer in the Chattanooga area who can print a flyer done on a Mac, in Pages. What are my options?
I really have no way to do this flyer, other than on a Mac, and I made this flyer for someone who lives in Chattanooga TN, and has been unable to find a printer who has a Mac.
Is there a way to convert this POS to PDF or something equally stupid and pedestrian?
posted by tejolote
on Mar 19, 2010 -
You have digital pictures that are cropped to various rectangular dimensions, but you want to print each of them on 4"x6" paper without losing any of the image. Of course any that are not a 4x6-ratio image - that's most of them - will need to have some white letterboxing. Can any of the standard consumer on-line photo printing services do this automatically, as a batch request? Just print whatever I upload, but fit each one entirely on 4"x6" paper? Shutterfly and Snapfish customer service (for example) said I'd have to go in and adjust the cropping for each picture individually.
posted by Dave 9
on Mar 17, 2010 -
I am the sole creative and IT person for a small nonprofit. We have the opportunity to get an Epson Stylus Pro 9000 printer with inks for free. I have compatibility issues questions. [more inside]
posted by karmaville
on Mar 11, 2010 -
Please walk me through the process of getting t-shirts and mugs printed, so that my nonprofit gets good swag at a good price. [more inside]
posted by kwaller
on Mar 6, 2010 -
I'm looking for a way to make very occasional photo prints, color and b&w, in the 8x10 and 11x14 range. I've looked at buying a printer and concluded that's not cost effective for my needs. Ideally, I'd like to send a Photoshop file to someone and then drive by to pick up the prints or have them ship the prints to me.
Are any of the online services any good? If so, who is the best?
What about places like Costco and Kinkos?
I've found a few old threads here on this subject, so I suspect things have changed. I'm looking for better than drugstore/Walmart/Target quality.
posted by justcorbly
on Mar 5, 2010 -
My colleagues print out huge amounts of stuff they never pick up. Our mammoth printer offers a few too many ways to curb this. Help me save the rainforests please. [more inside]
posted by Iteki
on Feb 17, 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 -
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 -
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 -
Any ideas for an alternative to the "cover sheet" that is printed from an HP networked printer? Would love to eliminate that wasted paper. [more inside]
posted by kensch
on Feb 2, 2010 -