[sf-lug] Looking for a cheap printer

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Sat May 8 10:00:15 PDT 2021

Quoting Akkana Peck (akkana at shallowsky.com):

> I tried to print some holiday cards at Kinko's and similar print shops
> once, for an article I was writing on creating holiday cards in GIMP.
> It was a frustrating experience: the printers there didn't have any
> sort of consistency in how well the image would fill the page or
> whether it might be offset, so it took a lot of experimenting which
> had to be repeated for every printer in every shop. Or else print
> smaller and plan on trimming the cards to less than standard size.

TBH, I've not yet had to resort to treading down to Kinko's / FedEx
Office / etc. to do print jobs.  I expect that, if I needed to, I'd
minimise the problem potential by having the to-print material in PDF
format.  Might help, depending on the source of the problems.

Also, it's my experience that each such store has at least one staffer
who knows all the necessary tricks.  If that person is free to help,
then you are in luck.

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