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Printing Tip
« on: May 05, 2003, 04:27:11 pm »
If you are planning on printing a marquee at a place like Kinkos find out how thet charge before printing.  The Kinkos I print at charges per sheet of large paper.  After getting the dimensions I found out I can print two marquees on one sheet.  So anytime I print a marquee I will either make a duplicate for backup purposes or design two marquess.  It's not going to cost me anythin extra to have the second one printed.

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Re:Printing Tip
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2003, 05:02:58 pm »
If you are planning on printing a marquee at a place like Kinkos find out how thet charge before printing.  The Kinkos I print at charges per sheet of large paper.  After getting the dimensions I found out I can print two marquees on one sheet.  So anytime I print a marquee I will either make a duplicate for backup purposes or design two marquess.  It's not going to cost me anythin extra to have the second one printed.
That's different than most kinko's i've been to - they charge by the square foot.  

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Re:Printing Tip
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2003, 05:35:02 pm »
The stuff I print on is about the size of normal business celing lite rectangle  It cost $25 a sheet and is glossy and can be back lit.  Will try and get the name of it next time I go.

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Re:Printing Tip
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2003, 09:45:31 pm »
yeah weird...how?
That name would be great !  ;D
Still dont get it... ???
My local charges by sq feet too.

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Re:Printing Tip
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2003, 12:34:47 am »
The stuff I print on is about the size of normal business celing lite rectangle  It cost $25 a sheet and is glossy and can be back lit.  Will try and get the name of it next time I go.

"DuraTrans"? (read about it in rgvac today - "It's a photographic print on a translucent opaque material..It looks great for marquees, and has better saturation and black levels than inkjets" :-)
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Re:Printing Tip
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2003, 02:27:44 pm »
Dura trans is the stuff that they use in many cheap signs, and kiosks... things you find at public places like malls, etc.

It's very inexpensive compared to other methods, and looks great, you can find the material/process very easily at your local printer.

It's what I'm using for my marquee.
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Re:Printing Tip
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2003, 05:45:26 pm »
Okay so this "dura trans" works for CP overlay as well?
anyone got any pic?
just wonderin?  ;D
is it like transparent film or something?  ???

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Re:Printing Tip
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2003, 10:26:05 pm »
We have established that ALL Kinko's are different!
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