8 Creative Weekend Printer Projects

Here are eight exciting ways that you can organize your life, decorate your space, and beat boredom with an inkjet printer

By Patrick Miller, PC World |  Personal Tech, printers

Your printer can also supplement your existing gaming habits, too. Dungeons and Dragons enthusiasts can use the D&D Character Builder app (free demo available) to keep track of your characters and loot, complete with readily printable character sheets. Feel like getting back into Magic: the Gathering but don't want to fork over obscene amounts of money on cards? MagicCards.info has printable proxy images of every card in every single series, so you won't need to take out a second mortgage to get back in the game.

Conserve Ink on Web Print-Outs

By now, any decent Web page should have a link to a "printer-friendly" version of its content, especially for things like reservations, e-tickets, articles, or maps. Sometimes, though, they're just not that great. Maybe you're running low on ink and it simply won't print without the images, or the formatting is off and you'll waste paper.

Never fear, PrintWhatYouLike.com is here. Just plug in an URL (or use the handy-dandy bookmarklet) and the site will open up a copy of your desired Web page, with a sidebar that lets you pick and choose which text fields, images, and other page elements to print and how it should look.

Design Your Summer Line

Funny T-shirts may be plentiful, especially from online stores like Threadless or BustedTees. But at $20 pop, the cost-to-chuckle ratio is laughable. Making your own out of plain T-shirts and iron-on inkjet transfers, however, costs significantly less: Iron-ons are about $6 apiece.

Such do-it-yourself designs can be a great way to liven up your T-shirt wardrobe without spending more than what you do on work clothes--and if you find some designs that really stick, you can opt to get those T-shirts printed in a more permanent fashion elsewhere. (Read "Design Your Own T-Shirt" for more tips on T-shirt design and printing.)

Of course, you don't need to stop at t-shirts, either. Most iron-on transfer sheets work with any fabric blend that is at least 50 percent cotton, so you can print your own tote bags, trucker caps, and more.

Throw a Party


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