Tag Archives: Printing

Why print black when you can Pixma bleck?

I have come to realise that we live in a post-magic civilisation. The details of inkjet printing are more esoteric than anything The Order of the Golden Dawn could have ever thought up, and heaven and hell are separated by … Continue reading

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How to Create Your Own Money-Making Mint! Read how Black Daffodil Press is doing it right now… Part 1

I had this crazy idea to design and print a bank note. How hard can it be? Quite hard, actually. I ain’t no numismatist but I have always liked printed ephemera and a bank note seemed like an honourable addition to … Continue reading

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The rainbow-stained circles of middle-class Hell – Cantos I – IV

Don’t try this at home. Well, do, but at your own risk. No really, what I describe here will seriously invalidate your warranties. Canto I Having waxed lyrical about the pros of inkjet printers, my experience over the last two … Continue reading

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Stack ‘em, pack ‘em and rack ‘em – multiples organisation and the joy of packs

What goes around, comes around. Eventually. The late seventies / early eighties was a very formative time for me. I was born in 1964 and so was in my teens during the heady days of fanzines. I missed “Sniffin’ Glue” … Continue reading

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“Work, finish, publish”, Michael Faraday – Printing, proofing & pricing (part 2)

As promised, more about the practicalities and cost of DIY printing. Just to refresh you, I’m using a Brother MFC-J6510DW A3 duplex multi-function 4-colour inkjet printer, printing a booklet of 28 double-sided monochrome pages on 90gsm inkjet paper, with a … Continue reading

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Lowest common denominators – the pocket printing press

The cheapest printing press I’ve come by so far? £2.99 from Lidl. What a bargain! It’s like a John Bull printing kit but self-inking too. I bought one of these the other day, and everyone I showed it to wanted … Continue reading

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Stained by dead inkjets – the life and times of a DIY printer

My first colour printer was a dot-matrix Star LC10 which I bought as soon as it came out in (I think) 1988. Attached to an Atari 520 ST, it was very noisy and rather ineffective, although better than no printer, … Continue reading

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