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 -
I have recently purchased a Heidelberg Windmill platten press and am starting a letterpress and design company. I am a Graphic Designer by trade so I have the skill, all I am lacking is some insight into creating a solid business plan and help with suppliers etc... within Canada.
What experience do you have with getting plates made in Canada?
Do you use Polymer plates?
Getting die's made?
Any information above and beyond is much appreciated.
posted by Vanna79
on Jan 19, 2010 -
Calendar Printing: I have a calendar I want to sell as a small side-business. What print service should I use? [more inside]
posted by sdis
on Jan 13, 2010 -
Help me build my Arts & Crafts style vocabulary and printmaking knowledge. [more inside]
posted by usonian
on Jan 12, 2010 -
What's the options for POD printing in the UK? I want to setup a small poetry press and successfully used CreateSpace in the US for a previous book, but they don't sell in the UK. I know of things like Lulu, but are there companies that will do short-order runs (i.e. 50-100 books) if I give them an appropriately-formatted PDF?
posted by deeper red
on Jan 11, 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 -
Does anyone know where in the UK I can buy sheets of blank (on both sides) printable playing cards, similar to the ones from the US site 'www.plaincards.com'? I want to print out a home-designed card wargame and perforated card sheets would make life so
much easier! Thanks in advance...
posted by timpollard
on Dec 3, 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 -
Do you know a good printer in NYC who will be willing to do super-tiny runs (say, 5 issues) of digital printing and binding of books? [more inside]
posted by suedehead
on Nov 28, 2009 -
I need a book printer & binder - ideally the same company - in Northern California who is familiar with photography books. The publication may involve 4-color blacks, or black/silver traditionally litho-printed photographs and text on good paper, Mohawk superfine or something like that; hard and soft bindings may be necessary. Any ideas?
posted by luriete
on Nov 24, 2009 -
OS X: I want to batch print all the files in a source-code library. They are actionscript files, which means they are text files that all end in a .as extension. The files are in a complex directory structure (one root folder but files in multiple subfolders), and there are non .as files that I don't want printed. When the files print, I need some kind of separator ( spaces, asterisks, new page...) between each file. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Nov 18, 2009 -
What is the name of the technology that produces powder (that verifies authenticity, I suppose) when you bend a drivers license or other ID card? [more inside]
posted by JakeWalker
on Nov 11, 2009 -
I'm looking for the best place to find 4x6 postcards glued into a pad of like 50 or 100. Kind of like a memo pad only with thicker cardstock. [more inside]
posted by banished
on Nov 5, 2009 -
Photoshop CS3 for the graphically impaired. I'm struggling to create a banner print file. Two-by-eight foot banner. 200-300 dpi (ppi?). [more inside]
posted by cairnish
on Oct 29, 2009 -
I'm looking for a good (but lower end of the market) inkjet or giclee printer to print my artwork onto between A2 and A0 size canvas. Has anyone any experience of buying their own large printer as opposed to getting it done at a professional printers. And what is the difference between inkjet and giclee? [more inside]
posted by jcwilliams
on Oct 26, 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 -
What's the best online print shop these days? Caveat: must have cheap options for small runs. [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy
on Oct 20, 2009 -