Large-format printing filter: Help me figure out a workflow for getting my very large photographs into a 60" x 90" Adobe Illustrator file. Difficulty: need the job done tonight! [more inside]
posted by hamandcheese
on May 28, 2009 -
Silk screen printing: I have the blank shirts. I have the design in a PSD file. I need a printer that can print shiny silver foil... Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Glendale
on May 26, 2009 -
I love stationery and letterpress and prints and graphic design generally and, for fun, I'd love to learn to make my own.
Right now, I spend a lot of my down time oohing and aahing over pretty paper products on Etsy and at Design Sponge. I make my own party invites, cards, gift tags and wrap - but just in a cobbled together kind of way. I'd dearly love to learn to design and print lovely things like this
Where should I start? [more inside]
posted by t0astie
on May 20, 2009 -
How do I make an image pure black and white (transparent) in Photoshop or Illustrator so that it is suitable for printing on a shot glass? [more inside]
posted by inoculatedcities
on May 15, 2009 -
How do laser and inkjet printers work? I know the basics, of course, but I am looking for serious expertise at the level of the actual chemistry and physics... things like fuzer specs, toner chemistry, deposition, transfer, particle masses, exotic materials; in short... the stuff an actual expert would know. [more inside]
posted by FauxScot
on May 7, 2009 -
I have been loaned a set of metal cuts from an old press. I need to create vector images from these items. Should I scan the cut or an impression from the cut and, after picking a method, what would be the best process to get a sharp image?
posted by Foam Pants
on May 6, 2009 -
I'm looking for (non-Kinko's) recommendation in Seattle for printing digital, 3x5 photos that meet all of the following impossible criteria: reasonably good quality, reasonable price-per-photo, reasonably fast. [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on May 5, 2009 -
HP used to have a piece of software called "Smart Web Printing" or something. It essentially allowed you to yank multiple pieces of text and media from different websites and put them all on a single page for easy printing. However, it stopped working when Firefox 3 came out and there's no indication of continued development. Is there a similar extension available? I miss my clip book!
posted by GilloD
on Apr 20, 2009 -
Who are some really good t-shirt designers who are accessible to people with less than $2000 of starting capital? Finding the printing is the easy part. I need someone who can make the file first. Designers with a storefront set-up would be especially helpful. [more inside]
posted by parmanparman
on Apr 18, 2009 -
I want to print out a long 200-page discussion thread of poetry in an imaginative way. Got any ideas?
It's here at http://monkeyfilter.com/link.php/4724
posted by storybored
on Apr 12, 2009 -
Do you know a way to print emails and attachments from a portfoilio created in Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro? [more inside]
posted by Sheppagus
on Mar 25, 2009 -
GSView suddenly printing in black and white when I want color. I didn't (knowingly?) change any settings. Help! [more inside]
posted by slow graffiti
on Mar 24, 2009 -
I just got a diana f+ camera. I have shoten? shot, 3 rolls of film and none of them have turned out well. All of the images are extremely blurry. We have tried out the fish eye, the telephoto and the wide angle lenses as well as the color gels and the long exposures. So far only the long exposures seem to be turning out at all. None of the other pics display the attributes of the accessories used. There are no color changes or changes in the clarity. SO my question is...what am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by madmamasmith
on Mar 10, 2009 -
Label Printing Pros: I need help coming up with the most efficient way to print a series of labels. [more inside]
posted by demon666
on Mar 9, 2009 -
Printmaking question. I'm hoping to print some wedding invitations using a woodblock print. I have text and a design ready, but I don't know the best way to transfer them to the block. There are some small details in the design, so the transfer method needs to be pretty precise. So what do I do and what materials do I need? Some kind of transfer paper? Bonus: do you know where in NYC could I find exactly what I need?
posted by otolith
on Feb 8, 2009 -
I'm looking to get some t-shirts printed. Price is an issue but I don't want completely awful quality. I'm in the UK ... and given the state of the pound/shipping costs etc, I think I'll be looking for British printers. Any recommendations?
posted by fearfulsymmetry
on Feb 8, 2009 -
Anyone have experience with the Epson Stylus Pro 3800? I'm wanting to print 16x20 color and B&W photos manipulated in Photoshop 6 running on an XP machine. [more inside]
posted by theroadahead
on Feb 5, 2009 -
Just returned from fabulous 2 week holiday in New York. I Brought back Epson Artisan 800 All-in-One Printer from Staples costing $230. Unfortunately, I cannot use it in U.K., unless I plug voltage converter/transformer products. Has anyone else bought this set over there with more success?
Any advice \ information appreciated.
Please specify me What exact voltage converter product to buy & where to buy it from USA online store. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi
on Jan 28, 2009 -
Does anyone know of a way to batch print multiple emails from Gmail? Looking to print 30+ emails and don't want to have to open and print each one. Thanks!
posted by Raichle
on Jan 25, 2009 -
I'm looking to get 3 or 4 copies of an illustrated book printed and bound. It's a project for my Illustration class this semester, so the print quality of the images is my highest priority, but cost is key as well since I'm your typical broke college student. What print on demand services should I look into? [more inside]
posted by Corvidae
on Jan 21, 2009 -
Does anyone have any recommendations on how to improve the colour quality on a Canon MP-series printer? This is printing from Photoshop/Illustrator CS (both CS and CS3) and Mac (Panther and Leopard). [more inside]
posted by purephase
on Jan 7, 2009 -
I've made some art and I'd like to get it out of my laptop and on to my wall. What's the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by alby
on Jan 3, 2009 -
Is there an easy way to add a Print Setup button to Acrobat 8.0's toolbar that is accessible inside a browser window? Full story inside. [more inside]
posted by toomanyplugs
on Dec 16, 2008 -
I'm interested in printing a few of my wife's digital photographs as a gift to her.
I don't know a thing about photography (my wife is the expert), so I'm looking for some advice.
Here's some details:
I have the original hi-res versions (she uses a Nikon D70, so I think the files are large jpegs).
I'm interested in pretty large prints - probably around 24" x 18".
I'm not too concerned about cost - my priorities are the highest possible quality, and longevity. Ideally, I'd love to use someone local (Boston, MA).
Can anyone recommend a printer? What specifically should I ask for? (Types of printing, types of paper, etc.).
Many thanks in advance!
posted by stuehler
on Dec 15, 2008 -
Do you know any good books on print production? I was recently given the responsibility to obtain quotes and manage print jobs for my company. I need to understand paper types and weights, binding, print methods, folding, etc. so I can speak the language of printers.
posted by 4chrisd
on Dec 14, 2008 -
How can I remove silk-screened printing from one lens of my new polarized sunglasses without ruining them? [more inside]
posted by SteveTheRed
on Nov 29, 2008 -
Do the blank pages at the beginning and end of a book have a name?
posted by ryanissuper
on Nov 29, 2008 -
I'm looking to print two copies of roughly 800 color pages for less than an arm and a leg. And there are a couple of other complications. [more inside]
posted by Hactar
on Nov 27, 2008 -
diy screen printers: what kind of fabric does one use in the frame? i need my image to be supercrisp, but have only ever used speedball fabric that came with frames, so am clueless.
posted by crawfo
on Nov 26, 2008 -
I'm working with a client who has an existing web logo designed the majority of which is three primary colors in RGB. So left to right it's a vertical stripe of Blue (#0000FF) next to a vertical stripe of Red (#FF0000), next to a vertical stripe of Yellow (#FFFF00). This logo now needs to go on business cards (plastic ones) and so needs to convert from RGB to CMYK in order to be printed. Problem being that the CMYK gamut just doesn't do those eye popping RGB turned up to 11 primaries so conversion leaves a lackluster product and the client on seeing the drafts in PDF with the colors converted is not impressed. Ideas for saving this one? CMYK versions of those colors that contrast in a similar way to their RGB equivalents? Recommendations for printers (online or in NYC) who can do 3.5" x 2", rounded corner, double-sided, plastic business cards with special inks? HELP!
posted by merocet
on Nov 14, 2008 -
I'm am trying to find a screen printer tee shirt in the Atlanta area so I was hoping someone might have a recommendation. I know it may be a tall order, but I am trying to find a printer that can fulfill all, or at least most of my requirements in house. Ideally they should be capable of performing the actual screen printing, heat transfers for rhinestones, embroidery, and tag relabeling. Most of the printers I have talked to contract out the heat transfers and embroidery, but I'd like a printer that can do most of this in house, because of my time constraints. I already have my designs and shirts, but I just need to do get them printed. Thank you so much for your help!!
posted by canyon
on Nov 11, 2008 -
I'm looking for professional digital printing services in Beijing similar to this one
in Shanghai. I've used the Shanghai service several times for very large prints including gallery mounting and I need a comparable service in Beijing. It's important that the technician speak at least moderate english and that they have a good selection of professional papers and inks.
FWIW, I've spoken quickly to a couple of shops at Wukesong in Beijing and haven't been impressed yet.
posted by michswiss
on Nov 1, 2008 -
Are there any print on demand services that offer APIs for large prints or small posters, instead of having to email requests manually, or manually fill in web forms again and again? [more inside]
posted by steiny
on Oct 30, 2008 -
I want software to split, combine, tile, and imposition pages (produced by different apps) before sending the job to the printer. Can I do this without spending megabucks on Acrobat or learning to read and write PostScript by hand? [more inside]
posted by Myself
on Oct 26, 2008 -
FileFormatFilter: Asking for a (not terribly computer-proficient) labmate in need. He uses flexible photomasks, printed on some kind of transparency. He has a company that will do this. He also has a layout, currently in CIF and GDSII format, with a very fine grid of dots. The company only accepts EPS or PDF. How can I accomplish this while A> maintaining a reasonable file size and B> maintaining the detail? [more inside]
posted by DoubleMark
on Oct 22, 2008 -