How to print on pre-printed materials? Can a home printer do this...

Discussion in 'Computer Accessories' started by Brokenbones, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. Brokenbones

    Brokenbones New Member

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    Hello. I had a bunch of 11x17 band flyers printed at Staples. The bottom third of the flyers are blank. In this blank area I hand write the pertinent information regarding our upcoming shows (date, time, venue etc.). Instead of hand writing I would like to purchase an 11x17 printer and somehow be able to print all that information in that blank area.

    So a couple of questions.... Is there any special software I would need in order to print in that blank, bottom third area of my flyer? Would I need a scanner in order to do this? Or is there a program I can use to setup my print area within the flyer?

    How reliable are these printers with feeding through individual sheets? It seems like any time I print labels or envelopes on my Brother desktop printer, I have such a hard time accurately printing ON the actual label. The manual feed is very difficult to work with and often ruins sheets of labels because it prints off-center.

    TIA
     
  2. _Pete_

    _Pete_ Active Member

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    That to be honest. Yes you can do it and I have done it in the past but it a bit of a faffn, well actually a lot of faff.
     
  3. strollin

    strollin Well-Known Member

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    A possible alternative might be to print the relevant info onto regular printer paper (correctly sized for the blank area at the bottom of the poster) and then paste it in place on the posters.
     

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