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 -
I have: A great camera (Nikon D700), a great printer (Epson 3800), a good eye for urban travel photos (a recent local gallery showing). I don't have: A decent website or any pictures on Flickr, a photography network of any kind.
My objective is to supplement my current income with income from photography. What's my next step?
posted by Xurando
on Oct 9, 2008 -
What should I be looking for in a print shop? Any recommendations for print shops in the Greater Toronto / Hamilton area? Online print shops based in Canada (or with cheap shipping to Canada) would probably work too. [more inside]
posted by backwards guitar
on Oct 9, 2008 -
It seems that I have completely run out of black ink, but I have a new color cartridge in my HP All-in-one printer (F2120). I want to print out pdfs of crossword puzzles that I've downloaded from the internet. The pdfs only utilize black ink. I want to print them out in a color (red, green, blue.. I don't care), so that the puzzle and clues all appear in the same (non-black) color. I'm using Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Professional for Win2k. Is there any easy way to do this? Is it even possible? Have I provided enough info?
posted by Mael Oui
on Oct 4, 2008 -
I'm looking to make outdoor wallpaper for a temporary-but-not-super-short-term installation. Anything from flypostering advice to more pricey suggestions would be very much appreciated, adhesive to printing to paper. Oh yeah, and it's for Ireland in the autumn/winter. [more inside]
posted by carbide
on Sep 8, 2008 -
Is there such a thing as version/revision control software for printed documents?
Software developers have version control for their source code, but what about people who write sales brochures? [more inside]
posted by Chunder
on Aug 22, 2008 -
Are there any made-to-order bobblehead sites? I've got an idea for a bobblehead that I'd like to offer to readers on my blog, but I don't want to incur the risk of buying 100 of them up front. There are loads of t-shirt sites that charge a flat fee, let the designer tack on a few bucks and then take care of all the rest, does such a thing exist for bobbleheads?
posted by bflora
on Aug 21, 2008 -
Why are we getting incomplete printouts when attempting to print wirelessly from a laptop? [more inside]
posted by newfers
on Aug 19, 2008 -
When mail merging with a postcard template in Publisher 2007, and printing multiple postcards per page (4), how do I get four different records on one page, rather than a page full of the same record? [more inside]
posted by peripatew
on Aug 14, 2008 -
What is the best workpath to use when making large poster with Photoshop + Illustrator? [more inside]
posted by figTree
on Jul 12, 2008 -
I need the best (fastest, simplest) MAC-capable software for adding a logo to a photo and printing borderless. I'm having problems with Photoshop and Lightroom (not printing borderless) and I can't add a logo with iPhoto. [more inside]
posted by jcdill
on Jul 11, 2008 -
[video/printing filter]I want to take video from Final Cut Pro, export them, and then print them on a grid on paper. I know how to do the first part, but am confused about the printing. How do I do it? [more inside]
posted by history is a weapon
on Jul 6, 2008 -
How do I best prepare color .png screenshots for publication as figures in a LaTeX document that will be printed in b&w conference proceedings? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape
on Jun 29, 2008 -
I have burned a audio cd with windows media player 11 and would like to print out the list of songs. In order to do this I need to find and install mpexp.dll. The only site that I can find that has this insists that I enter a security code that states Only enter symbols attached to a cat. Of course it is impossible to determine which symbols to enter because they want you to join the premium service for a fee. Does anyone know where I can find this dll. By the way the site is Rapidshare.com, obviously a site to be avoided.
I also find it very frustrating to have to go through all this bunk just to print out a list!
posted by Daddest
on Jun 9, 2008 -
My community theatre group forgot to have tickets printed for this weekend's show. I'd like to use a template and print them on my office copier to help the group save money. Is there an online program that will help me do this easily? I have MS Office 2000 programs, but the built in templates don't want to cooperate.
Guidance would be appreciated.
posted by rdauphin
on Jun 4, 2008 -
What's the proper name for that kind of image-switching material that switches between two pictures as you tilt it? I mostly associate it with novelty baseball cards, toys, children's books, and so forth. That plastic-y corrugated stuff? If I wanted to order a bunch of postcards printed with it, what am I looking for?
posted by paul_smatatoes
on Jun 1, 2008 -
How do I create a PDF Letterhead Template?
or in other words:
Does any one how to print to a pdf letterhead template?
Thanks! [more inside]
posted by cmherskovic
on May 22, 2008 -
I have pages of cardstock that are perforated such that one can print on them and rip them apart to produce 10 business cards. What software on these? [more inside]
posted by LSK
on May 21, 2008 -
So I created an Access database in order to manage the printing of postcards. I need to send out postcards to people on a monthly basis to remind them about an upcoming meeting.
I used the Label wizard in Access to create a report that I can use over and over. I am also using the Avery 5389 postcard paper stock. This stock should print two postcards per 8.5x11 sheet. When I look at the print preview the first page looks correct, with 2 sets of data top and bottom. When I print preview (or print) from the second page on, only one postcard, the top one, is printing per page. WTF is going on with Access? [more inside]
posted by remthewanderer
on May 12, 2008 -
I want to get a poster-sized art print of a PDF (all vector graphics). Since it seems like there are a thousand companies promising high quality prints online, I'd love to hear anybody's recommendations about who I should go to for this sort of job.
posted by eisenkr
on May 12, 2008 -
We have two Mac laptops, an older Compaq laptop running some flavor of Linux, an HP inkjet printer, and a wireless router. Please help me set up the Linux laptop to play (semi-) wireless printserver for the Macs. [more inside]
posted by FlyingMonkey
on May 9, 2008 -