Questions tagged [printing]

For questions regarding the use, selection, or maintenance of printing and prints as a medium, encompassing the use of traditional as well as modern printing techniques.

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Laser cutter engraving when it should be cutting

Why is my laser cutter trying to engrave super thin lines that it should be cutting?
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What technique has been used for this illustration?

This is a package from a swiss brand called Geigy. It’s made in the 60s. What technique has been used to create the ant would you say?
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Is it possible to print directly into a bound journal?

I love my journal, but I wish there was a better way to get stuff from my computer into it without the hassle of printing onto paper, cutting it out and gluing it in (not to mention the warping...) ...
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Glue/Stick printed labels/stickers onto fabric

I have boxes made from MDF which are covered with some fabric. I'd like to print stickers/labels and stick/glue them onto those boxes (and thus onto the fabric). I have an inkjet printer capable of ...
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Borderless printing on DIN A6

For my project I would like to print small cardstock cards (250-300g/m^2) roughly size of DIN A7. Now it is almost impossible to find paper and printers for that format, so I figured I will use DIN A6 ...
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What can I use to reverse my lino print?

I am fairly new to lino cutting/ printing and currently using the relief printing technique. So far I only chose motives that don't need to be reversed when transferred during the printing process. ...
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How to properly mark a linocut prints series

Bearing in mind the fact that the linocut printing process by default is handmade and could involve slight variations (due to the amount of ink rolled, color texture in the printed result, roller ...
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Laser printer paper for clear wall decals? Never done anything like this and not sure what to buy

I want to print a few things on a clear sticker that I can stick on my walls. But I don't want it to damage the walls when I remove the stickers. Is there any special paper I can get that I can print ...
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Is there a way to emboss paper without using any tool or machine?

I want to try paper embossing at home but have no clue how to start with it.
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Is there an easy way to get my computer/printer to do booklet imposition?

I'm getting into bookbinding, and I'd like to make my own sewn signatures, but I'm having problems with finding a good way to use my computer and printer to print out pages so that I can simply fold ...
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How to print the cover of an eBook for binding?

I want to bind (or have bound) my own eBooks and I don't know how to print the designed covers (with a cover size of B4 paper). I want to replicate the kind of cover used by Amazon for paperback books ...
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How to copy game box art prints to wall posters?

I have some old, classic computer games ranging from the 1980's to the late 1990's (eg. Shadow of the Beast, Starcraft, Total Annihilation, Awesome, etc.) with the original boxes. Some of these boxes ...
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Printing on Black Paper

I am a paper craft artist. I have a pdf file which I need to take a printout on black paper. If I take print on black paper, I cannot see the lines and numbers. These lines and numbers, I need for ...
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Printing a PDF for proper book binding

I have a 600 pages e-book (PDF format). The size of its pages is 155 mm x 235 mm, and the left and right margins are of equal size (see the following image). I want to print it (on A4 paper and in ...
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What is the name of Japanese printing which uses hammered leaves on white cloth?

I once saw on TV a type of craft work that used the shapes and colours of leaves arranged carefully in between folded white canvas cloth and beaten with a small hammer. The result was a beautiful copy ...
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What is the "fine art term" for office printer as medium?

I'm submitting artwork that uses prints from an office printer, and I want to describe that in the list of mediums used Pencil is referred to as "graphite" so, is there a term for using an office ...
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Is there any way to print white colour onto paper?

I want to print the colour white onto a transfer paper.
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High accuracy transfer of cutting blueprint onto plywood

I'm looking to cut a bunch of interlocking pieces from plywood. As a cheaper alternative to laser cutting (I've got a quote for 90 bucks) I'm exploring my options to do this by hand. What would be ...
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Should I add certificates of authenticity to limited prints of my digital artworks?

I'm an amateur artist and mostly do digital artwork. When I print my works I usually do very limited editions (just one print). I donated some of my printed artwork to a charity auction a year ago and ...
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Use laser toner for embossing powder?

I'm looking at the potential to use residual laser toner as a replacement for colored embossing powder; they're pretty similar (given the caveat that toner is messy stuff to handle and clean up). I ...
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What type of printer should I use for cardstock?

I am going to be printing my own greeting cards in high volumes. I am looking to buy a printer that can handle the high volume and colors. What type of printer do I need for this, an ink-jet or laser ...
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Printing to be viewed at 45deg

I have a sort of shadowbox frame. I want to print something (a mountainous landscape) so that it's best viewed when the frame leaned back from the observer at 45 degrees. Is stretching (to 200% height)...
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What home printer is capable of printing on board book pages

I am interested in making books myself for my child and for holiday gifts. ; I want to do it all myself and avoid going through a commercial printer. What sort of printer would I need to accomplish ...
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I have a bunch of bright white cardstock. Is there something I can add to make it glossy like glossy card stock

so I ended up with a bunch of bright white card stock I want to print trifolds on. Since I want to use up this paper, is there anything I can get to add onto the paper AFTER the print job that will ...
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Are there any good alternatives to Linoleum and Wood for relief printing?

The title says it all really - are there any good alternatives to Linoleum and Wood for relief printing? Note that I'm already aware of specially made lino alternatives such as softcut etc; I'm more ...
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What are the typical wood types used for Japanese traditional woodblock printing?

What are the typical wood types used for Japanese traditional woodblock printing?
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Aligning multi-color woodblock print?

I know how the registration of wood blocks works in the Japanese-style wood block printing method (put registration marks on the block to align the paper: see this YouTube channel). Since the ...
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Are there any cheap tools available for printing custom vinyl stickers? [closed]

I'm looking for a way to print my own custom vinyl stickers at home and don't want to spend the money for an expensive printer exclusively for printing on vinyl. Are there other solutions for ...
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Aerosol block out/filler for screen printing?

I want to screen print a positive silhouette of some physical objects such as leaves and sticks. I plan to lay the items on the screen and spray on the block out or filler. I've only been able to ...
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Line cutting technique for wood blocks: japanese vs. western

Does the line cutting technique in western wood block printing differ from the one in japanese wood cut? In japanese wood block printing the line is cut almost exclusively by a sharp pointed knife - ...
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Printing with Sodium bicarbonate

I'm going to be 'printing' with a baking soda and water solution. I need to apply the solution to a surface that will hold it long enough to lay a piece of paper on it and saturate particular areas of ...
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How to make retail-friendly adhesive hang tab packaging

So I have looked all over the interwebs for how to make (or buy) a paper-backed adhesive plastic package with a retail-friendly hang tab. This is exactly what I'm looking for, except that I'd like to ...
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How should I be planning my reduction print designs?

I'm having a hard time planning designs for reduction printing (carving a block for printing, carving more away for each colour). At the moment I draw the basic design on the block, but I keep cutting ...
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Digital textile printing with Dupont inks onto natural fabrics

I am embarking on a project which will require me to get 50+ meters of heavy organic cotton jersey digitally printed. I have sourced a print house to do the printing at a reasonable price and they ...
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Printing a motif on felt

I would like to print a motif on a polyester felt. I have the motif drawn in a vector graphic file on my computer, and would like to transfer it on the felt. What techniques are available to do so?