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Cannot download print.html error when I try to print a instructable.

Posted by reese hill 10 years ago


Printing PDF files

Hey: I have tried several times recently to download custom PDF instructions from various instructables so as to print them. I don't do this often but in the past when I have it has worked fine. Looking for possible reasons why I am running into problems this time. Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks,

Posted by jwhit 6 years ago


cannot print from the print button at the end of the first step of ANY instructable

When I try to print using the print button at the bottom of the first step of any instructable I get an error screen. I am using two different computers running Int Exp v 6 and 7 I think - if I use firefox the preview comes up with a bunch of gibberish text and characters. "The error from MS Explorer is Internet explorer cannot download print.html from www.instructables.com. Internet explorer was not able to open this internet site. The requested site is either unavailable or cannot be found. Please try agin later." Behind this is a box that says "File download print.html from www.instructables.com" but nothing ever happens. I am logged on as my userid cnc_gary. I'm not sure when this started, but in the past few weeks. Both computers are Intel duo-core running XP sp2 - prior to this I could always print the whole instructable. Is there something that I need to change or... Gary

Posted by cnc_gary 10 years ago


Problems with printing

For the second time in one week I have tried to print a customized PDF. The pictures are all great but at least some ( read most) of the instructions come out looking like thy are written in a different language. The first time I thought it was a fluke but now it has happened again. "Protect the Tech" is the project I was downloading. It is an awesome project but I really need the instructions in readable English for it to help me. What's wrong???

Posted by jenniahart 8 years ago


Make a Letterpress Printed Product

Love the look of letterpress and want to get an idea of how it gets made? Printer SIMPLESONG has created this quick tour of the process of how they make a card on their machine from 1906. It's awesome to see that the old equipment is still working just fine, making cool new stuff. Link

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Print Server

Hello, I have a apple mac PowerBook G4 that connects wireless to our 4-port adsl modem which the PC connects to as well. I was recently tiding out the box of cables and modems and stuff. I found our old adsl modem it just has a power port a telephone port and an Ethernet port and a usb port. I also have a sub wireless adapter(plug in to a PC and you have a wireless adapter. Is there a way to modify these items to build a print server so i can connect to it and print. I can't modify the wireless modem since thats what we use for internet.Is there a way to make one so I don't have to pay like over $50 for one I want a small device so i can make our usb printer a network one so i can print easily??

Posted by jbman 9 years ago


Recipes

A recipe was posted on my FB today for Bacon and Egg Brunch PIe here is the link, https://www.instructables.com/id/Bacon-and-Egg-Pie/ but clicking on the pdf does not have the recipe come up thanks

Posted by porkysgirl 6 years ago


3D Printing Fails.

I'm not exactly sure why, but the BBC collected a bunch of 3D printing failures. I couldn't resist sharing the screenshots and captions, especially in light of Fungus' recent topic. Enjoy.

Posted by Kiteman 5 years ago


Print to... a book?

I have access to a printer, which can print on standard paper - but that's not what I want. There are publishing houses (and Instructables!) that can print my text in a bound book - but that's not quite what I want, either (not yet!) What I want is: a printer, that can take an empty, bound book (Moleskine for example)... and print in it. Without damaging the book! Has anyone made,or bought, such a printer? At first I thought it would need to be some form of XY plotter, but a normal print head should do the job. The trick would be setting the page limits, holding the unused portion of the book, and to start the print at the spine.

Posted by AlanC2 3 years ago


My first Free3D print

Three months ago I submitted instructables into one of the challenges, and was selected to received Free 3D print. I chose to have my 3x3x3" 3D print instead of a famous 3D instructable robot. Two weeks ago, my 3D print got delivered in the 123D box, to my door. Also included in the box are an instructables patch and stickers. My 3D print is the case for my RevIO, an Arduino compatible board. A prototype that I'm made recently. (https://www.instructables.com/id/Build-The-RevIO-Arduino-Clone-My-Way/) Thank you very much for the Free3D Print program and everyone behide this program, otherwise I won't be able to see my project moving forward to this point. Thanks sath02

Posted by sath02 6 years ago


A Guide to Screen Printing As a Supremely Accessible Art Form

Here's a pdf of an in depth tutorial on high quality, cheap screen printing. I couldn't post it as an instructable so I was told to post it here. Check it out: (the pdf below)

Posted by humanpoweredprinter 11 years ago


auto printing?

I need help and I'm hoping I've come to the right place. I consider myself fairly computer compitant however I'm having a hard time find a resource to learn this little trick. Basically I'm trying to make something print everyday at 730am so when i walk in the office in the morning i can grab it from the printer and get to work instead of waiting for the secretary to hopefully get there at 8am and hopefully print it by 830. It's and excell file (ns that it really matters.) If any one knows a simple macro or a setting please let me know. thanks.

Posted by knstormshadow 8 years ago


Looking for partner to produce/print product ready to bring to market

Hi all. I am looking for a partner to take my design, build it/print it and I will market and sell it. Patent pending, but we have decided to go straight to market ASAP.  Any thoughts or persons with experience with this type of arrangement? Thanks for all replies. John 

Posted by JohnW518 8 months ago


I want to print some gears, but I dont know how to make them

So I'd really like to make some geared mechanisms to be printed out, but the math is a little bit beyond me. Right now I have 123D and it does not have a gear generator. I was thinking that somewhere there has to exist a catalog or database of pre-designed gear stl files. I was hoping that somebody here might know of such a thing, or perhaps another way to easily make gears? I've been seeing all kinds of crazy gears made into really exotic shapes, but I don't know how these are made either. I'm assuming that the people that designed them are super geniuses, or that they have some kind of advanced software. Which is it?

Posted by Tomdf 6 years ago


3D printing and CNC materials question

Hi there! What common material is best for off-the shelf rigid rods/bars for things like 3D printers and CNC machines? I'm actually thinking about making a 3d pantograph for expansion/reduction of originals sculpted in epoxy, (perhaps to be added/linked with a print/machining rig later. I see a lot of what seems to be steel tube or rod in people's projects, but steel is bouncy. Is there a particular cast or extruded alloy of steel or aluminum? Cast iron? Bronze or brass? I don't have a machine shop or a lot of money, so I have to use stock material or salvage, and I'm not so sanguine about salvage for this most critical element of the machine. Any thoughts? Thanks!

Posted by eruger 3 years ago


classes

Charging for the print book and the classes you are pushing on us is like Microsoft forcing us to download windows 10 and it bricking the screen or the $1500 computer then running a message your equipment does not match and you need to update and now you have ballast to put corner weight in the race car 

Posted by hdrideblue 1 year ago


Compact the PDF

The PDFs of instructables include lots of images in full size. This is good for viewing online but waste of paper when printing (what the PDFs are intended for) What we can do to change this : Implement importance setting to the images and image comments. This is set by the author of the instructable when creating it and can be changed later by the viewers Add the following settings on the download page Setting 1 - Images less important than this are scaled down Setting 2 - Images less importat than this dont get into the PDF at all A comment like ' Plz print me on used draft paper' on the download page may save some trees as well

Posted by 11010010110 9 years ago


Chopping Up an stl file into multiples

Hi Everyone, I'm looking for some software help.  I have a single stl file of a Johnny 5 robot.  I don't want to print it all in one part. What I'd like to do is chop the arms, head, and other random parts off, and save them as separate stl files so the robot can be re-assembled. Ideally the chopped off arms would have male-female connectors to fit back into the body they were removed from. I'm looking for input as to what would be the best method to accomplish this both in software and technique. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Posted by gravityisweak 2 years ago


Simple CNC

Does anyone have any information about the three programs, Simple CNC, Simple Art and Simple Engrave. I went to the website, and there is an order page, but the contacts and support buttons are dead.  There is no way to get in contact with them. Before I checked this I actually ordered Simple Engrave and was told I would receive an invitation to the CNC forum.  But I have not received the invitation and have no way to contact.  And of course, no program since it has to be downloaded from the forum. Should I just start a grievance with Paypal?

Posted by yrralguthrie 2 years ago


any ideas for 3d printing

Has anyone got ideas of what would be a cool thing to 3d print? perhaps something with moving parts, any ideas would be appreciated thanks.

Posted by resistanceisfutileiflessthan1ohm 5 years ago


Bluetooth finger print reader

I need a design (better yet an operating) hand held, battery operated bluetooth enabled finger print reader. That is, the bluetooth enabled finger print reader would store one finger print and then compare the person usign the reader to the print stored. If the prints matched it woudl send out an approval code. I am sure someone out there could make one. How can I contact that person? 

Posted by Bruce747 8 months ago


PDFs will not print

After seven tries, I give up! PDFs will not print inspite of re-entering my Pro login multiple times. My login is recognized, but as soon as I try to save a favorite or print a PDF, I am required to re-enter my login. After loging in (again) nothing happens.  VERY FRUSTRATING.

Posted by Frmeyers 7 years ago


Undefined lines in PDF

I have been trying to print the pdf from: https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Raspberry-Pi-Indoor-Outdoor-Webcam/ but even in the PDF preview of the document starting at page 7 and including page 8 I get a seires of lines number from 1 through 62 that all say "Undefined" and when I print the document that is exactly what it prints.  It starts to print the picture from step 7 but fails somewhere in the middle and then kicks out 2 pages of undefines before going to page 9.  I am using Adobe Acrobat Pro 8 but had the same results with the latest Adobe Reader DC.  My OS is Windows 7 with 64gb ram and 1tb hard drive.  The browser is Firefox 54.

Posted by Southerner 1 year ago


Can you 3D print in beeswax?

Hi there, I'm looking to have a conversation with someone who might know how to 3D print in beeswax and in reasonably fine detail. There's a couple of Dutch guys who have already done this, but other than talk in forums, I've not seen much else. I would like to find someone who actually can either do this now, or is in the process of already finalising how to do this. If you can, would you consider contacting me and discussing further. Regards, lexip

Posted by lexip 2 years ago


Customise PDF Printables - Videos portals are Images too!

When customising a PDF Printable, video portals come out the same as images, so when choosing not to print images it should logically follow that the image of  a video is also unwanted! Surely a simple techo fix? Love my imagination being stirred even if I don't make a project - Thank you all!

Posted by alougable 8 years ago


I need someone with 3D printer to collaborate with!

Hello everyone! I need someone with 3D printer to collaborate with. It would be great if that person lives in Europe.  The reason I am writing this is that I have few awesome (in my opinion) ideas , but there is needed a 3D printer, and maybe the person who knows how to make 3D models printaable.  Please PM me if you want to help me and make something creative together.

Posted by kondzio29 4 years ago


Relief

It took me forever to track down the original link to this artwork, but it was well worth the effort! Check out the amazing detail that Nash Gill captures through his laborious efforts. Absolutely gorgeous, and very inspiring.

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago


Need Serious Help from those who know about screen printing supplies!!!!

Hello Everyone, it has been some time since I was last on and everyone has always been so helpful. I have a friend who has offered to buy me some screen printing supplies. I would like advice on what to get as there are a number of different options and ranges of "skill level" for lack of a better word. I have been mixing a medium with acrylic paint and hand painting my designs on bags, jackets, etc. I REALLY want to get into "screening." Nothing mega big like my own store or anything, mainly just to sell a few here and there and my friends. T-shirts mainly, just simple designs or text in one or two colors. I don't have any supplies thus far, so any good deals on Kits you could recommend would be great. I'm in an apt and don't have a whole heck of a lot of space to set up a studio as I see some people doing. I just want to make like 10 or 20 shirts at a time and I want high quality materials but not necessarily the best of the best. I just need to know the basics to get me going, any advice on process of screening would be great too, I've read a lot and seen videos but I am always wanting to know more! I hope i make sense in all this, I just want some serious advice. Thanks to all of you in advance.

Posted by Ladykba 9 years ago


the pdf print outs

Well i like the new pdf idea but in some of them im finding the image notes (at the bottom where the pic should be)and a blank white space i hate tried to leave it and then look again but it didnt work ive seen this on some of dj radios, and ironman69s and thats all ive seen i hope you can fix this

Posted by knexsuperbuilderfreak 9 years ago


The Human Machine

It isn't that long ago that explaining human physics and behavior was imagined by copper etching. This picture seems funny to us now. But 100 years ago this was the way to explain the functions in the human head. I found this picture in an old book and I want to share it with you. This is nice for silkscreening or transfer print at T-shirt or any other surface. When you want High-Res 2208 × 2732 and 300 dpi let me know.

Posted by IamWe 5 years ago


Artist 3D prints sculptures with human ashes

Dutch artist Wieke Somers has created a series of sculptures that are made with human ashes. She uses a 3D printer to assemble them, although there's no detail about the construction process in this article. Much more attention is given to the reasoning why in a classic artist statement: dutch design studio wieke somers does not want to discard the many benefits of technological innovation and its inherent mentality and the joy and will to create. instead she wants to make a statement about the current state of affairs in design and our conviction that we need a new view on what is necessary in the 21st century. her project 'consumer or conserve' evaluates this notion of a second-life. she considers, how human ashes can be reused by means of rapid prototyping or 3D printing, so that we may afford someone a 'second life' as a rocking chair, vacuum cleaner, perhaps even a toaster? would we become more attached to these objects if this was the case? would our willingness to pay more for a product increase if it is made from human tissue or ashes? I'd guess the answer is "no." Little bit creepy. Then again, Ed Headrick from Frisbee had his remains mixed in with a bunch of discs after he passed on so who knows? wieki somers: consume or conserve via inhabitat

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


I would like an item 3D printed

I would like http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:11240 printed. How much would you charge to print it and ship to central florida? All the files needed for the parts that make up the item are included, I just need the services of a 3D printer.

Posted by fireblast_1212 6 years ago


Is there a good start program for 3D printing?

Hi, I don't have a 3D printed but I would like to post instructions on making something in 3D, does anyone know what program I can use to write the file in? I need to be able to write a file compatible with most 3D printers so users can download, plug in and use straight away. Thanks for the help in advance.

Posted by JM1999 4 years ago


3D Printing Tool

I myself don't own a 3D printer, but for those lucky fellows out there that do, I think sculptris could be a great tool for 3D printers. It's basically a virtual clay sculpting program. You can also paint your sculpture. Here is the link to download it. Happy printing! (just watch out for nargles)

Posted by LunaTonks 5 years ago


Print data to thermal printer using arduino

How can i print or display data on the thermal paper using thermal printer and arduino? what command should i use bec. the serial.print and serial.write doesn't work, nothing happens.. here is my sample code in arduino. void setup() {   Serial.begin(9600);   delay(1000);   Serial.print("Hello"); } void loop() { }

Posted by poohspongebob 6 years ago


making printed ink on plastic permanent?

Hi, I have transparent plastic and I want to print on it, which works but when the plastic touches something the ink gets wiped out. It doesn't seem to dry, I left it over night and it was still the same. How can I make it permanent and keeping it as transparent as it is? I can't just add normal varnish because it would also wipe out the ink. Will hairspray work(I don't have it in my home right now), or will it make the surface of the plastic uneven so it's less transparent? Are there other ways? thanks

Posted by merijnvw 9 years ago


Smoothing the rough surface

Hello everyone. My name is Thomas and I am very new to this 3D scene but still very glad to be here. I would like an input from everyone about something. Recently I purchased MakerBot printer and printed something simple. At first glance I was amazed by the finished product. I'm sure you've felt the same way. But on a closer observation and physically picking up the object, I realized that the outer surface was rough (or more like layered). Now my question is what is your solution to this rough surface? I tried sanding to smooth it out. But I'm pretty sure there's a much starter way to tackle this problem. Thank you have let's make something!

Posted by m3shin 4 years ago


Call for pre-made parts!

We're rolling out some new parts for the Kits in 123D Design.  That means you'll soon have some real-world models at your disposal in the Design app, and I wanted to see if there were some specific requests out there for parts that you might use on the regular. I've put in for some tools and hardware - like metric and SAE wrenches and hex bolts - but is there anything that you'd like to see as a part or a template?   M4 screws for an Arduino enclosure? 4" 2-way gate hinges? Eye-Hooks? Light bulbs? Threaded rod? Phone cases?

Posted by andrewt 5 years ago


My new purchase, an Adana 5 by 3 letterpress!

 So a few days ago I was reading this topic. I did not realise that you could use polymer plates to make modern designs in this old style process. I work at a print works, so I asked around, and one of my friends happened to be an owner of 3 letterpresses he has purchased as a job lot, one he uses himself for various things, one is in a state of disrepair, and the third is missing its rollers and ink plate. I decided I am more than able to find/buy/make replacement parts, so I purchased it for £20.  I intend to use it to make myself some nice unique business cards! Thanks to Fungus Amungus for writing up his topic and inspiring me.

Posted by gmjhowe 8 years ago


ink jet printer to cutter?

Ive got an ink jet printer that bust on me a few days ago, and ive always wonered if it would be possible to replace the ink cartrages with a cutting blade and use it as a vinyl/cardboard/anything else you can think of cutter. my school had a vinyl cutter which i used a lot, but i dont have access to that any more. the only problems i can see are things like "how can i get the blade to come off the paper between letters etc? how would it cope with changes in direction? could it be programmed to follow a line instead of the side to side action?" if this wouldnt work, anyone got any other ideas for a cocked up ink jet printer? shame to waste it. attach a laser?? lol. a really budget laser cutter. could the motors and rails be used for anything else? its got a scanner attached too, but i cant think of a use for that, other than turning it into a SAD lamp (seasonal affected disorder). i think it would be bright enough. ideas?

Posted by roosta 10 years ago


Printing/Painting onto a cylinder (specifically, a drum stick)

Sooooo... I'm planning on making a very nice pretty etc etc pair of drum sticks for a friend who is a serious drummer and among other things I'd like to do to make them individual is getting a design on them - be this by staining, printing, stamping or whatever (I'm not sure how it's done professionally and I feel paint would quickly come off... :/) So, dearest Instructablers, does anyone have any guidance as to how to do this? Cheers!

Posted by macmaniac 8 years ago


Printing jibberish

When i print half will be in english and the other half will be in symbols and letters. what is going on?

Posted by dneill 9 years ago


Patagonia's Footprint Chronicles

Patagonia has expanded its Footprint Chronicles website to include five more items. There are now 10 items that you can check to see how far it traveled, how much CO2 it put out, how much waste was generated, and how much energy was used for the entire process of manufacture and shipping.These numbers don't include all of the processing and the shipping to the consumer in the end can't be factored in, but it's a strikingly open way of showing what goes into the making of a product. And for those who are concerned about cargo ships spewing CO2, that's one of the smallest problems."The Chronicles revealed that transportation makes up only about 1 percent of our overall energy use," said Dumain. "Had we listened to the current media buzz touting transportation as the largest factor in energy consumption, we might have greatly misplaced our efforts by making strides to geographically shorten our supply chain -œ which would have massively impacted our business financially, logistically and perhaps even effected product quality Ã-œ and we would only have reduced our energy savings by 1 percent. Instead, we are focusing our energy on areas where we can truly make a difference -œ right in the heart of the manufacturing process." Linkvia Treehugger

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Trouble Printing instructables

Why am I having trouble printing anything from this site. I click on "print" and there it sits.... I was able to print one item out and that one time I have no idea how I made it work.

Posted by telairea 10 years ago


3-D Printing Contest

I saw this 3-D Printing Contest announcement in WIRED Magazine, Feb 2013 Issue. go to this link for details, wired.com/design and look fo "THE WIRED 3-D PRINT-OFF" banner.

Posted by sath02 5 years ago


3D Printing Vinyl Record

I'm trying to make 10 3d printed vinyl records, does anyone know a place that can make these form me? -Mike

Posted by MikeAkomplice 3 years ago


Printing Instructable Not working

Tried to print the Crochet Mustache Hat, but every time I click on 'print' link I get this message: 403 Forbidden Request forbidden by administrative rules. It's forbidden to print an instructable? Hmmm BTW the HP wireless advert that pops up when I click on the print link is really annoying. thanks, jamowa

Posted by jamowa 10 years ago


3d Modeling and Printing

Registration for The Cooper Union's Certificate in Digital Representation and Fabrication is now open. Check the website at cooperunion.augusoft.net

Posted by shoestring12 5 years ago


3d printing vouchers from the Jewelery contest

Hello, Has anyone received their 3D printing voucher from the Jewelery contest?

Posted by SlickSqueegie 5 years ago


just wondering about 3d printing materials

Print with clay? is there some form of fire proof epoxy out there or can they print glass.you know some kind of silica based ink that ya could print out into objects them fire them up to fuse together?

Posted by ripit 6 years ago